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curves of flow


flow: complexity & skill. You grow into flow by mastering challenges, or in the words of the big guru on flow: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi a single-minded immersion in performing and learning. You need a combination of progressive complexity and skill to reach the ‘flow-state-of-mind’.  In fact flow is already there when the challenges we encounter match our ability. […]

Dan Ariely wrote a book about the honest truth about dishonesty. On his blog he comments “The irony of illegally downloading a book on dishonesty is painfully obvious”. He argues that “once we start thinking of ourselves as polluted, there is not much incentive to behave well, and the trip down the slippery slope is likely. […]

Roots interlace, spiders stick their threads. According to the mathematical sculptor Rinus Roelofs only humans create intentional structured mazes like a weaving pattern. R.Roelofs likes to transform 2D structures into 3D cupola’s or balls without using nails or glue, using leverage to balance a stabil construction. The proof of Roelofs’ pudding is not the combination of grids […]

like a fountain


            Every city has a fountain and they often serve as city-icons, like the Trevi in Rome. They even become favorite tourist attractions when used in films. Some fountains raise a questionable reputation, like the van Lieshout cascade of Oil-drums in Rotterdam. Fountains are used by Joris Funcke in his (dutch […]

Just because i love the interface and this presentation tells why. (it’s sfumato)

They all are kind of the same: the selftests for learning, thinking, coping somehow end up in likewise quadrants (Deming: plan, do, act, check; Kolb: accomodating, diverging, converging, assimilating and Gregorc thinking styles – also see picture). On top of that Four Sight “innovation tools help people meet challenges more effectively. Used by teams and […]

A cocktail of crises will overcome the world if we do not act according to Jean Francois Rischards. If we could establish networks of experts to worldwide solution and norms, a yearly performance dashboard will urge governments into action. The question raised it the openness of the expert-network, if it’s not truely open, how do we prevent these expert-networks from becoming the same laggards as the politicians.