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The quick list: playing catch-up

Long stretch since the last post… For expediency’s sake, a quick list of articles worth reading (most recent on the top). SCIENCE >> National Geographic: The Bite that Heals. Scientists are unlocking the medical potential of venom / Jennifer S.… Continue reading

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The public service announcement: Dumb Ways to Die

A 3-minute public service announcement video for Metro Trains Melbourne. The endearingly silly cute graphics and sticky indie folk sound made me watch it immediately a second time. An effective and unexpected take on the standard warnings which makes the… Continue reading

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The answer to “Why blog?”

>> Seth Godin

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The making of video: hot dogs

Five-minute video on how hot dogs are made. Reminds me of the clips they used to run on Sesame Street. It makes hot dogs kind of cool while the story about chicken nuggets seemed really disgusting, although it’s basically the… Continue reading

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The Biblio-Mat: a novel way to sell books

Forgive the cheesy pun in the title, but I had to do it… Two things I love – vending machines and books – combined in one: the Biblio-Mat! The Monkey’s Paw, a secondhand book shop in Toronto, built a one-off… Continue reading

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The surprising secret to selling yourself

The Harvard Business Review blog talks about how to sell yourself in a job interview. Experience wins on paper but when it comes to signing on a new hire, potential trumps experience – even in salary. >> Harvard Business Review:… Continue reading

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The spending patterns of US households: fibbing infographics

A snippet about household budgets… At a glance, everyone’s roughly in the same boat with spending patterns for food, housing, education, retirement etc. with low, middle and high income households. Percentage-wise they’re similar, but do the math and you’ll see… Continue reading

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The Canadian national anthem reworked by William Shatner

July 1st is Canada Day. William Shatner’s modern take of O Canada, captured in this 2011 NFB short by Jacob Medjuck. It makes me laugh and strangely homesick at the same time. Not a bad thing in my books… think… Continue reading

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The presentation: Reggie Watts @ TED

Watch this before you do any public speaking.

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