Why Most Ideas Get Shot Down

Don’t let your “killer” idea get killed… Most brilliant ideas are aborted the moment they are shared with someone else – extinguished by excuses and fear.

Below is a 24-page PDF on how to shut down the naysayers.

Why Incentives Don’t Work

In this video, Barry Schwartz “…makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.”Pay special attention to his explanation of why corporate incentives don’t work.

This video was recorded at the TED Conference in February 2009… [click to play]

Full Transcript from Ted.com:

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Functional Foods

I was organizing old emails, and ran across the following from my friend Jim Byrum.
The wisdom is timely for me, as I am progressively pursuing a vegetarian diet.

So, in support of the vegetables (and fruits), I offer the following:

Beaufort High

My good friend, Bob Barrett, allowed me special access to the Lantern Balcony of Saint Helena’s Episcopal Church — the highest point in Beaufort, South Carolina!

Watch below, then make some comments here on the blog – tell me what you think.
The “Money Shot” is Video #4 below!




What is the fastest growing city on earth?

The fastest growing mega-city in the world… Lagos, Nigeria
by Mariana von Zeller for CurrentTV

A megacity is usually defined as a recognized metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people. In 2000, there were 18 megacities – conurbations* such as Tokyo, Mexico City, Bombay, Sao Paulo and New York City – that have populations in excess of 10 million inhabitants. Greater Tokyo already has 35 million, more than the entire population of Canada.

By 2025, according to the Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia alone will have at least 10 hypercities, those with 20 million or more, including Jakarta, Indonesia (24.9 million people), Dhaka, Bangladesh (25 million), Karachi, Pakistan (26.5 million), Shanghai (27 million) and Bombay (with a staggering 33 million).[9] Lagos, Nigeria has grown from 300,000 in 1950 to an estimated 15 million today, and the Nigerian government estimates that city will have expanded to 25 million residents by 2015.[10] Chinese experts forecast that Chinese cities will contain 800 million people by 2020.

–Source: Wikipedia

*A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, large towns and larger urban areas.