Daily Rituals

Great infographic post at infowetrust via the Huffington Post and macademic that shows the daily ritual of interesting historical figures. Smoking, coffee and beer appear frequently.
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A Vision of the Future

Wolfram at SXSW The link above is to a transcript of Stephen Wolframs SXSW talk, a mind boggling run down of the incredible computational power that his firm of rolling out. The potential to harness these capabilities into new types of software is enormous. Worth reading right through for a glimpse of the future.
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I like this introduction to decision making techniques at Creative Market. “Some decisions appear to be relatively straight forward until you take a step back and look at the entire picture with a fresh perspective. You may notice that there are a variety of factors that actually impact a choice or decision that you did not notice before.” The post also features a nice mind map example from Learning Fundamentals focused on personal actions for reducing climate change impacts.
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Solvay Conference 1911

Mark Bernstein: Going To Conferences Bernstein illustrates his argument by describing the photo below, which brought to my attention that so many these famous scientists were contemporaries. There’s a picture in the lobby of the Hotel Metropole in Brussels of the attendees at the first Solvay conference in 1911. Madame Curie is sitting next to Henri Poincaré; they’re both examining a paper and it’s more interesting than the group photo.
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