Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Buckminster Fuller guide

Good Magazine have published a 6 page guide on Buckminster Fuller. I recommend it as a good introduction to his achievements.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Things we learned project

Last Saturday, I watch Stefan Sagmeister's things I have learned in my life so far at TED with the Bucky Group. I was interested in his list of things learned. I search online and found the list. I have a list of things learned too. I shared Stefan's list and my list with the group. I ask them to share their things learned. I got reply from Joo Hock and Michael. I start to see value in creating a project to collect things we have learned.

I decide to start the things we learned project.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What have Stefan Sagmeister learned in his life so far?

What have Stefan Sagmeister learned in his life so far?
  1. Helping other people helps me.
  2. Having guts always works out for me.
  3. Thinking that life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
  4. Organising a charity group is surprisingly easy.
  5. Being not truthful always works against me.
  6. Everything I do always comes back to me.
  7. Assuming is stifling.
  8. Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
  9. Over time I get used to everything and start taking for granted.
  10. Money does not make me happy.
  11. My dreams have no meaning.
  12. Keeping a diary supports personal development.
  13. Trying to look good limits my life.
  14. Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.
  15. Worrying solves nothing.
  16. Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
  17. Everybody thinks they are right.
  18. If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first.
  19. Low expectations are a good strategy.
  20. Everybody who is honest is interesting.
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What have I learned in my life so far?
  1. Nothing is permanent ( including this list ).
  2. Things fail when it is not design to deal with changes.
  3. One can reduces one's ignorance by learning more about oneself and the World around us.
  4. Sharing what I discover about myself and the World around me is intellectual philanthropy.
  5. There is power when one knows one can be wrong.
  6. There is always more than one way of seeing and doing things.
  7. Listen to people who have unpopular views.
  8. Do one's own thinking.
  9. If one does not make choices, choices make one.
  10. Connecting the disconnects
What have you learned in your life so far?