Make it so.
Please, please, please. This would make everything so much better for us outerboro folk.
During a workshop on creating a TEDx manifesto, attendees face the difficulty of defining something so ineffable: “What makes the TEDx community so strong is the shared gut understanding that’s already there, about the manifesto, about what TEDx is.” They concluded with five items, including this mission statement: “Our mission is to spread ideas that will inspire people to improve society.”
While discussing TEDx tools for the developing world, Kelo Kubu from TEDxSoweto points out that high production value, like that at TED, does not always translate across cultures. A luxurious venue or too smooth an operation can actually work against the mission in some communities; people become distracted from the ideas and instead focus on the “WOW,” or wonder how they can exploit the host organization. As Kelo says, “Don’t bring things into the community that don’t fit there! When you bring people into an environment where they don’t feel they belong, they don’t feel comfortable enough to share.” Sometimes plastic chairs do it best.
In a workshop on hosting an event in a “complicated region,” Yahay Alabdeli from TEDxBaghdad reflects on the precariousness of cooperating with a government sponsor in a country like Iraq. He jokes (with seriousness), “Get EVERYTHING on paper. No ‘inshallah’” — before urging attendees of the workshop to really ask themselves if they want to hold a TEDx event in their native countries, where they may be perceived in the wrong light. As TEDxAnnaba’s Mehdi Dib puts it, “Here, we are perceived as thinkers; but in our countries, we are perceived as activists.”
I just released Mapnificent for 17 cities in the US and some other cities world wide (before Mapnificent was only available for Berlin and somehow for London night buses). You can watch a short video about what Mapnificent is and what it can do here. This post will explain how Mapnificent…
1) You have been in so many classics. Which is your favorite? Which was the most fun to be in?
Breakfast Club was my favorite. Sixteen Candles was the most fun
2) Do you still keep in touch with any of your co-stars from the Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, etc? If so, who?
Nokia, the undisputed king of mobile just a few years ago, has posted a $1.7 billion loss for the quarter.
Some of it was restructuring costs, but a lot of it was the ever-increasing competition (meaning Apple and Samsung, basically the only two phone makers actually making money).
Nokia expects these types of losses to continue into next quarter as well.
Even more troubling is CEO Stephen Elop, the ex-Microsoft executive who has tied his company’s fate to Windows Phone, talking about the Lumia, the first true flagship phone of the partnership:
We have launched four Lumia devices ahead of schedule to encouraging awards and popular acclaim. The actual sales results have been mixed. We exceeded expectations in markets including the United States, but establishing momentum in certain markets including the UK has been more challenging.
Did you catch the nut behind the sugar-coating? “The actual sales results have been mixed.”
Brilliant: the drama tucked inside the Ikea catalog.
Among the IKEA ghosts.
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I want to have a kid just so I can put him in this costume next Halloween.
So good. Programmer Ryan Gosling genius.