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Wow In Music – Awaken

13/11/2018 |

Darrell Mann

1977. Punk had arrived. Which meant if you were Prog, you had suddenly become a dinosaur. Literally overnight. Some prog bands never recovered. Archetypal prog band, Yes, instead took the bit between their teeth and produced one of … Read More

Short Thort

07/11/2018 |

Darrell Mann

We often use the mouse-in-maze metaphor to describe the innovation process. The basic idea is that we, first, need to know where the cheese is. This is the Ideal Final Result in TRIZ. Knowing where the destination is … Read More

Wow In Music – Wow In Music – Boogie Wonderland

24/10/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Disco music is one of the most denigrated of all the popular genres. For the most part there is good reason for the criticism. The cream, however, always rises given time, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s massive hit, … Read More

Not So Funny – Principle 8, Counterbalance

03/10/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Where the weight of an object or system causes problems, combine it with something that provides lift.”

Or:

“When an entity or system deviates from a desired path, introduce protocols or forces that provide a re-stabilising … Read More

Short Thort

02/10/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Empathy is a hand thick with scars offering you a bandage.” Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“If only you’d remember before ever you sit down to write that you’ve been a reader … Read More

Short Thort

25/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Whenever we experience a pair of potentially conflicting attributes – creativity and patience, say, or resourcefulness and naivety, or X and Y – its always possible to construct a 2×2 matrix. When we solve the conflict and get … Read More

Wow In Music – Strawberry Fields Forever

19/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

One of the greatest singles of all time. An enduring classic that it is difficult to tire of listening to. Why is that?

Let’s start the investigation somewhere else. Somewhere a long way from the Beatles… The Pearl … Read More

Not So Funny – Quite (Principle 33) Literally

05/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

No-one likes a smart-arse. The battle is rarely more intense than the one between teachers and their students…

…more often than not, the pupils tend to be the more persistent…

…some of whom get to grow … Read More

Short Thort

20/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anaïs Nin

“Wisdom comes through suffering. Trouble, with its memories of pain, Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep, So men against their … Read More

Not So Funny – Another, Another Dimension

12/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Inventive Principle 17. Another Dimension. One of the lesser used Inventive Principles. Getting away from straight lines and planes. Simple to say. Not always so simple to interpret. Although, when we can we can get some of the … Read More

Wow In Music – Cannonball

06/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In eager anticipation (on my part at least) for the new Breeders album and tour, this month we pay tribute to the bands’ 1993 classic, ‘Cannonball’.  The song comes from their 1993 album Last Splash. It was released … Read More

Short Thort

01/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“All that is transitory is but a metaphor.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Sometimes now was enough. Sometimes it was everything.” Mary Balogh, Simply Perfect

 

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Wow In Music – Burn The Witch

18/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Burn the Witch” is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 3 May 2016 as the lead single from their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool. Radiohead developed the song for over a decade, … Read More

Short Thort

29/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Only a fool can be happy. For happiness consists of two contradictory elements: contentment and pleasure. Enjoy pleasure and you have no contentment; be content and you have no pleasure. For this reason happiness is conceivable … Read More

Can You Have Your Cake And Eat It?

01/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

More politics. If that’s what we can call the increasingly farcical Brexit story. Enter Donald Tusk, in the blue-and-yellow corner to argue the case for the EU. Here’s what he announced to the Community at large and the … Read More

Short Thort

27/05/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Carl Sagan, 1995.

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Not So Funny – Cat Rheology

06/05/2018 |

Darrell Mann

If in doubt, revert to cute cat pictures. Especially ones where the subjects have squeezed themselves into confined spaces. The Internet is full of them. Principle 29 rules.

But then, it turns out, the subject is deemed worthy … Read More

Short Thort

30/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“If I finish a book a week, I will read only a few thousand books in my lifetime, about a tenth of a percent of the contents of the greatest libraries of our time. The trick … Read More

Biology – Fox Squirrel

24/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Fox squirrels are a lot more organized than we thought—storing their stashes of nuts by variety, quality, and possibly even by preference.

A new study is the first to show evidence that squirrels arrange their bounty—at least 3,000 … Read More

Wow In Music – Yesterday

15/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“I really reckon ‘Yesterday’ is probably my best song.”  This humble statement from Paul McCartney typifies what many believe to be the typical of how McCartney has behaved throughout his career.  Although when asked at different times through … Read More