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Earthrise | NASA   Leave a comment

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/12/20/earthrise_recreating_an_iconic_moment_in_space_history.html

Posted December 20, 2013 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

the handwriting project 32/365   Leave a comment

Dream Big…..and Do things that will last past your earthly lifetime…….

craft till you drop

 

 

 

sometimes we dream big and it’s ok.  while some of ’em dreams seem galaxies away, it still pays to have them there.  yes, they can look like nothing more than a speck of light but just like stars these little big dreams help light up our dark nights.

have a great evening everyone!

 

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Posted October 5, 2013 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

Meet the translator: Elena Montrasio, who brings you talks in Italian   Leave a comment

TED has become a pervasive gathering and sharing tool for ideas. Definitely worth speading…..and not just in the English lingua…..

TED Blog

ElenaMontrasio2TED Talks are available in 100 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our translators. So far, more than 9,400 volunteers have created the upwards of 40,000 translated talks. To celebrate this huge accomplishment, every week the TED Blog will be bringing you a Q&A with one of our most prolific translators. Today, meet Elena Montrasio.

Where do you live and what do you do by day?

I live in London, U.K. I am a professor of Italian as a foreign language but at the moment I work as a literary translator.

What drew you to TED?

The desire to participate in a volunteer program where I could contribute my skills. That and general interest in the topics that TED deals with.

What was the first talk you translated and how did you pick it?

[ted_talkteaser id=23]My first talk was Peter Gabriel’s. I chose it…

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Posted April 24, 2013 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

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Some very pragmatic and socially conscientious suggestions to think ahead about when escaping your own politcal / cultural boudaries and travelling !

Posted January 25, 2013 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

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Inspirational photographic innovation : Matthew Albanese” ” Strange World ” flickr photo series….http://blog.flickr.net/2013/01/18/strange-worlds-photographer-aims-to-trick-the-eye/

Posted January 18, 2013 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

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Well said. Succinctly said. Space constraints comment reminds me of how the Japanese pay attention to smallness, to detail and presentation. Much more appealing than volume. Advertising gets the concept too….less is more. AN.

Posted September 14, 2012 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

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“New templates of thinking required …. in order to solve problems which previously seemed intractable to us “. So well said !

Transition Consciousness

Right now I am in the middle of writing a book review of Henri Bortoft’s Taking Appearance Seriously. Having been taught by Henri, and being someone who now teaches Henri’s phenomenological philosophy to business students, his publisher Floris Books sent me his manuscript early, and it has been wonderful for me to read his latest work, especially since his last book The Wholeness of Nature was published in 1996.

Henri’s book is a monumental tour de force, and I can think of no other living philosopher, scientist and author who has the ability to explain in such clarity the evolution of thinking from the time of Plato to this modern age, not only in terms of liner evolution, but also what Henri calls the dynamics of thinking, a dynamical way of seeing which he suggests was the true teachings of Plato and Aristotle, and which came back to…

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Posted August 30, 2012 by arnoneumann in Thinking, Uncategorized

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No time to write a story ? Try a “six word story ” !

Along the Way

ImageWho doesn’t like a good story? There’s nothing like curling up with your favorite book, or eReader (still seems weird to me), and escaping into a world of rowdy cowboys on the cattle drive, a conflicted detective trying to solve an impossible case, or the desperate struggle for existence as the people of the planet Zilfho battle their imperialistic overlords, the Hicputis.

Short/flash fiction, sometimes called micro-fiction, is becoming more popular these days as people find they have little time left in the day for reading. This isn’t a new idea. My book shelf has several volumes of anthologies that contain short stories. One of favorite writers, Edgar Allan Poe, was known for his short stories, as well as his poetry.

I enjoy the craft and skill that it takes to write a short story. The author must make all the pieces to fit with the least amount of words…

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Posted August 25, 2012 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

The real wealth of nations | The Economist   Leave a comment

” “WEALTH is not without its advantages,” John Kenneth Galbraith once wrote, “and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.” Despite the obvious advantages of wealth, nations do a poor job of keeping count of their own. They may boast about their abundant natural resources, their skilled workforce and their world-class infrastructure. But there is no widely recognised, monetary measure that sums up this stock of natural, human and physical assets.

Economists usually settle instead for GDP. But that is a measure of income, not wealth. It values a flow of goods and services, not a stock of assets. Gauging an economy by its GDP is like judging a company by its quarterly profits, without ever peeking at its balance-sheet. Happily, the United Nations this month published balance-sheets for 20 nations in a report overseen by Sir Partha Dasgupta of Cambridge University. They included three kinds of asset: “manufactured”, or physical, capital (machinery, buildings, infrastructure and so on); human capital (the population’s education and skills); and natural capital (including land, forests, fossil fuels and minerals). “

via Free exchange: The real wealth of nations | The Economist.

Posted July 1, 2012 by arnoneumann in Uncategorized

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BRIIC is a better BRIC | MINING.com   Leave a comment

Back in 2001 when tech weary investors first started noticing the allure of the emerging markets, Goldman Sachs analyst Jim O’Neill coined the acronym “BRIC” to collectively refer to Brazil, Russia, India and China, then considered the top tier of the emerging economies. The BRIC countries became a symbol of the shift in economic power from the G7 countries to the developing world. For much of the first decade of the 21st Century, the BRICs lived up to their billing. They largely led the world in GDP growth and delivered rock solid returns to those wise enough to invest early. See our current analysis of Latin American rail in our latest Global Investor Newsletter

Over the years, with investors continuously seeking the next wave in emerging markets, other clever acronyms came and went, but none caught on quite like the BRIC. In the investment world nothing is static, and at Euro Pacific Capital we feel it’s time for a change. But the BRICs don’t need to be abandoned, just expanded. In particular, it needs another “I” as in Indonesia. In other words, we think the “BRIC” bloc should now be the “BRIIC” bloc. For a variety of reasons, Indonesia has earned the right to be considered as a premiere destination for emerging market investment.

Most investors don’t realize that Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, with more people than Brazil or Russia, two other charter nations in the BRIC club. They also may be unfamiliar with Indonesia’s enormous under developed natural resources, including oil/gas, coal, tin, gold, wood and rubber. Indonesia’s economy is well-balanced, with a large consumption component and limited reliance on exports to the developed world. Impressively, retail sales in Indonesia doubled from 2009 to 2012 (yes, doubled in three years) which we attribute to an improving labor market, favorable demographics, strong growth in wages and high consumer confidence. Meanwhile, developed markets struggle with high unemployment, an aging workforce, stagnant wages, and low consumer confidence. It’s no wonder retail sales in the US and Europe, struggling to grow 1% per year, create a stark contrast to Indonesia.

While Indonesia’s economy is still small relative to the other BRICs (roughly half the size of Brazil and Russia), it does have an economic growth rate that puts it well into the mix. According to the IMF, for the 17 year period between 1990 and 2007, Indonesia grew at an annual rate of 7.54%. While this is less than China (13.3%) and India (7.6%), it is more than Brazil (6.1%) or Russia (4.92%). The country is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is a member of the G-20 group of the world’s major economies. ”

via BRIIC is a better BRIC | MINING.com.

Posted March 10, 2012 by arnoneumann in BRICS, Economic, Uncategorized

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