Category Archives: Creativity

Sunday Book Review : Next: The Future Just Happened by Michael Lewis

Next: The Future Just Happened by Michael Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoy Lewis’ writing in general, but I particularly liked where he went with Next: The Future Just Happened. Showing how the Internet boom has changed everything. Telling [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Frederich Nietzsche by Richard Schacht

Frederich Nietzsche by Richard Schacht
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Good look in the life and work of Nietzsche. Anyone who is interested in philosophy and deeper thought, owes it to get over the audacity of “God is Dead” and peer [...]

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MailChimp Christmas Gift (Minion Handbook)

At Integrum we use MailChimp to send out our AgileWeekly Newsletter.  We love the experience and the product.  One of the things that is apparent to me is that MailChimp knows how to have fun.  I suspect it has to [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Antifragile by Nassim Taleb

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fantastic book. Challenges everything you think you know about how things work. Economics and statistics turned on their heads and seen through a new light. Nassim [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Makers – The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Chris does a great job of laying out the hacker culture and how it has evolved into the maker movement. If you want to know how we got [...]

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Arizona Art Project – Influx AZ Comes to Chandler Arizona.

IN FLUX a innovative multi-city initiative.  It demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art projects.  Influx showcases installations created by local Arizona artists.  They are preparing for their third cycle.
Local Arizona Art
This cycle has three Arizona artists displaying working [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I think Clay has it right. So much good stuff. The part that really hit home for me was the part laying out the [...]

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What Makes Gangplank Magical?

For a while there was a #whygp push going on to ask people what made Gangplank unique to them.  You can see the results at What is Gangplank.  The truth is, Gangplank is magical.  It is often cited as being so, [...]

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Hierarchy of Reading

Abraham Maslow made the concept of hierarchies of progression in systems popular via his work on a hierarchy of needs.  Below is a theory about the hierarchy of different types of readers.

Survival Reader
Only reads when critical to survival.  This type of reader regularly denounces [...]

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15 Things You Should Teach Your Kids To Prepare Them For the Future

Last night I was completely irresponsible and kept my son up until one in the morning on a school night hacking on 3D printed models and laser cutting a toy box for them. Today on a road trip across town [...]

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