Nicholas Gruen gets into the mind of an elite tennis player to show why simply going through a process of goal setting is a trap.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
— Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, born in 1873
This Leaked Government Brexit Analysis Says The UK Will Be Worse Off In Every Scenario BuzzFeed
It's different to shares — with shares you hold for the long term but during the course of that holding you will receive, often not always, but most often you will receive a dividend," said Professor Bob Deutsch (on Cybercurrency and Tax) , the Tax Institute's senior tax counsel.
Last time we were at Daily Waters eating our daily liquid bread at the pub which was thirstier than ever as it was so dry back in 2011 ... Daly River residents evacuated as flood waters rise
Saudi arabia seizes more than $124-billion in corruption purge
" I finished the doco last night. Incredible. Pretty much shows the worst of humanity because the leaders involved should have, and did, know better but kept making terrible decisions. Whereas with other atrocities like WW2, the worst kind of humans (evil people) were in charge so in some ways its more understandable. With Vietnam, intelligent and seemingly good-willed people like JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, Henry Kissinger etc made one terrible decision after another. Nixon was another kettle of fish of course.
I feel like there’s not enough focus on why leaders make bad decisions. There’s too much spiel shovelled to us about ‘great leadership qualities’. All we needed with Vietnam were some average leaders who were actually prepared to make the right decision, not some crafty, strategic, seemingly intelligent decision intended to save face. And I don’t remember any of the leaders acknowledging that they got it wrong. How rare it is to hear that from our leaders.
Who am I to judge me or da Boss?
He did it again. In the midst of another man's heartbreak, Bruce Springsteen realigned the stars. His ability to do this is a self-described "magic trick," not escapism but the truth: hope may be audacious, even foolhardy, but there is no other way to live. In the face of adult responsibilities, we will do well to embrace our pressures with humor and joy. We will also do well to benostalgic, be Freudian, do whatever it takes to understand our origins, to keep the memories of childhood alive, to let them warm our - dare I say it - hungry hearts...
In Shakespeare's day, audiences knew the material well. This was the closest I've gotten to that Bard's groundlings - every intimate self-deprecating joke, "I've made a career writing about things of which I have zero experience," landing with the force of recognition. Where Bruce was unfamiliar was in his theatricality and the ways he made "Springsteen" a play: un-mic'd asides, anthropomorphizing his guitar and accompanying himself on piano at a storyteller's pace like the half-Irishman he is. It was a deft interweaving of fifteen songs spanning forty years with bits from the book and some new connective tissue. Too smart to be sentimental, too cut with comedy to be saccharine, the occasional purity of love and joy - such as in his 1987 ode to mama, "The Wish" - was almost too much to bear. (It followed a hearty laugh earned by the gutting "My Father's House," after which he jested, "Okay I'm gonna call you off suicide watch now.")
EDGE Media Network :: Springsteen on Broadway
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
SYDNEYSIDERS are set for a triple treat tonight when three lunarevents collide for the first time in more than 30 years. Late tonight, stargazers in some parts of the country will be able to feast their eyes ...
Dutch canal houses are another classic example of how rules and regulations can shape structures. Taxed on their canal frontage rather than height or depth, these buildings grew in tall and thin. In turn, this typology evolved narrower staircases, necessitating exterior hoist systems to move furniture and goods into and out of upper floors.
A Quote from Willa Cather: “The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is
IT WOULD EXPLAIN MUCH: Could getting rid of dairy be making you dumb?
How a Library Handles a Poisonous Book: The arsenic-laden pages of “Shadows from the Walls of Death” should not be touched without gloves.
Via LLRX – Business Intelligence Online Resources 2018 – This guide by Marcus Zillman focuses on selected free and fee based resources published by a range of reliable sources that researchers can use for tracking, monitoring and sector research discovery purposes, as well as on tools and techniques to leverage in their business intelligence work.
This is an applied course designed to introduce students to the emerging social, economic and legal issues associated with blockchain and crypto-enabled technologies
World Economic Forum – Towards a Reskilling Revolution – “As the types of skills needed in the labour market change rapidly, individual workers will have to engage in life-long learning if they are to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers
Two Aussie founders sell cyber security start-up for $1B
Such, such were the joys
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin is currently digitizing and putting online their collection of more than 10,000 movie posters.
The collection encompasses upwards of 10,000 posters and spans decades: from when the film industry was just beginning to compete with vaudeville acts in the 1920s to the rise of the modern megaplex and drive-in theaters in the 1970s. The sizes range from that of a small window card to that of a billboard.You can browse the collection here. They’ve scanned over 4000 of the posters already and there are currently 500 posters available online, but more of them “will incrementally be made accessible online”.
See also a short film about a one-of-a-kind collection of letterpress plates for printing film advertisements and an amazing online collection of 40,000 vintage film posters. (via @john_overholt)
Using high speed cameras, it’s possible to record the vibrations of everyday objects caused by nearby sounds and reverse engineer the sounds…essentially turning anything that vibrates into a speaker. For instance, if you want to know what a person is saying but can’t hear them directly, you can take a video of the house plant next to them and recover the sound from the micro-vibrations of the leaves. In one example, they filmed a pair of Apple earbuds playing a song and the recovered audio was accurate enough for the Shazam app to identify the song.
Tango is an experimental animated film made by Zbigniew Rybczyński in 1980. It takes place entirely in one room with an increasing number of characters cycling through it repeatedly. It’s the kind of thing you can’t stop watching once you start. (It’s also mildly NSFW.) Tango won The Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1983.
Vernacular Economics: How Building Codes & Taxes Shape Regional Architecture 99% Invisible
Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US army bases Guardian
Americans Wanted More Privacy Protections. Congress Gave Them Fewer. Slate
The Mexican Border-Crossing App That Suddenly Disappeared Motherboard