Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

engaging with reality

Every fortnight, since 2009, I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @EmilyHaber [German Ambassador to USA] — “Hannah Arendt, a German Jew, political theorist and philosopher, was born on this day in 1906. One of her many legacies: Totalitarianism can flourish where people… Read more »

hopes and fears

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” —Maya Angelou @Tom_Peters — “Sunday reminder to leaders. The way you have behaved in the last 6 months and will behave in… Read more »

chocolate over broccoli

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @csessums — “My new favorite definition of Gamification — the process of pouring behaviorist chocolate over instructionist broccoli. Via @bjfr.” @white_owly — “A lecturer told us a story of a woman who had lived… Read more »

six months later

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Dr. Dipshikha Ghosh — “A 28yo woman died of post-covid myocarditis today. She was asymptomatic and treated at home and then developed complications after being declared negative. Let that sink in.” Learning to live… Read more »

push-button education

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Any idiot can impose and exercise control. It takes genius to elicit freedom and release creativity.” —@DeeWHock “LinkedIn is bragging that ‘member engagement has hit a record high’, which I’m sure is due to… Read more »

closed and crowded

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Only a few know how much one must know, to know how little one knows.” —Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) “Remember, always, that everything you know, and everything everyone knows, is only a model. Get your… Read more »

meaningful finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Rosalyn Yalow — “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.” Aristotle — “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to… Read more »

friday’s paradoxes

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @vtg2 — “I’m beginning to think ‘hindsight is 2020’ was some kind of message from a future time traveler that we all misunderstood.” @ComplexWales — “I had a teacher who filled the bell in… Read more »

bad moves

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Lyall Taylor — “Garry Kasparov once said that one of biggest mistakes chess players make is trying to ‘undo’ a bad move, when in reality, once a bad move is played, it is already… Read more »

evidence and perspective

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. PatrickTanguay — “School pre-covid: Teach them all exactly the same thing, sitting in rows. Prepare them for cubicle + factory work. Post-covid: Sit them at the kitchen table, on the couch, let them learn… Read more »