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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 | 1

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

Not So Funny – Bad Punctuation

09/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Punctuation can be a tricky beast. Too much. Too little. Wrong place. Wrong type. So many potential mistakes. So many Inventive Principles:

Principle 1

 

Principle 2

 

Principle 5

 

Principle 16 (with a … Read More

Wow In Music – Marquee Moon

18/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

They were the first band to call the infamous CBGB in Lower Manhattan home and ignited the New York punk scene, but it took about three years for Television to release an album.

Several CBGB peers beat them … Read More

Investments – Bio-Ink

11/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Printed replacement human body parts might seem like science fiction, but this technology is rapidly becoming a reality with the potential to greatly contribute to regenerative medicine. Before any real applications, “bioprinting” still faces many technical challenges. Processing … Read More

Generational Cycles – Solo Weddings

28/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Laura Mesi spent £8,700 on her solo wedding, complete with white dress, wedding cake and 70 guests

We reap what we sow. Welcome to the West’s latest generational trend: solo weddings. Tell a child when they’re … Read More

Short Thort

21/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

The Perception Mapping tool continues to be one of the most frequently used within the SI suite. Since the beginning, there has been a debate about whether it is better to formulate the initial question as a positive … Read More

Short Thort

07/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, … Read More

Generational Cycles – Deadhead Stickers On Cadillacs

31/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“I was driving down the San Diego Freeway and got passed by a $21,000 Cadillac Seville, the status symbol of the Right-wing upper-middle-class American bourgeoisie – all the guys with the blue blazers with the crests and the … Read More

Wow In Music – Summertime In England

22/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In February 1980, Van Morrison and a group of musicians travelled to Super Bear, a studio in the French Alps, to record (on the site of a former abbey) what is considered to be the most controversial album … Read More

Not So Funny – Feedback Loops

17/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Feedback loops are an essential element of any and all complex systems. Its always a good idea to understand what loops are in place. And which new ones you can create.

2017 has been a year of some … Read More

Wow In Music – Roxanne

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

When Sting first played it to the band, they knew it was a hit. When the band first played it to their management, they too knew it was a hit. And today it is still The Police’s signature … Read More

Not So Funny – The Yin Yang Of Innovation

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

For every great idea, there’s always someone at the opposite end of the spectrum you’re at. They’re busy innovating too.

Some people can’t be safe enough; others love the thrill of putting yourself in danger:

 

Or … Read More

Short Thort

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Groups are only smart when there is a balance between the information that everyone in the group shares and the information that each of the members of the group holds privately. It’s the combination of all those pieces … Read More