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Archive for March 2013

American Horror Story…

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A fan says “I can’t stop thinking about it, I really have lots of emotions about this. It was really emotional, it was a thriller, it was everything! Wow.

Makes me think: emotion-imagination-learning

 

Written by Amer Khan

March 28, 2013 at 12:03 am

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The surprising truth about what motivates us (Dan Pink)

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The surprising truth about what motivates us (Dan Pink)

Reasons for engaging in volunteer, highly challenging cognitive tasks:

“Challenge and mastery, along with making a contribution”

“A transcendent purpose”

“motivation gets un-moored from the purpose motive, bad things happen”

We are purpose maximisers not only profit maximisers “

 

The science shows that we care about mastery very very deeply…and we are self directed…

 

Written by Amer Khan

March 23, 2013 at 9:27 pm

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Interview with Tim Kring – an ARG producer

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Interview with Tim Kring – an ARG producer

He talks about his ARG: Conspiracy for Good 

Written by Amer Khan

March 20, 2013 at 12:17 am

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The memes circulating in my head…all the time!

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Future is uncertain, so stop predicting it, says Nassem Nicholas Taleb.

Human cognitive ability is limited, say the neuroscientists. A point which is sort of a corollary to the above.

The march of technology..and society towards complexity is unstoppable, says Kevin Kelly.

The industrial age is over, so stop producing commodities…produce art, says Seth Godin.

Formal education is useless, says, Steve Jobs etc.

So what should we do then?….I am thinking…… Zzzzzzzzzzz

 

 

 

  

 

 

Written by Amer Khan

March 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm

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