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Biggest obstacle to creativity is being too busy

https://qz.com/978018/happiness-research-shows-the-biggest-obstacle-to-creativity-is-being-too-busy/ Happiness research shows the biggest obstacle to creativity is being too busy WRITTEN BY Emma SeppäläScience Director, Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education May 08, 2017 From Vincent Van Gogh on through Kanye West, the … Continue reading

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Buffett Put Trade Research

Rationale excerpted here: & Page 20 of the 2008 letter It’s often useful in testing a theory to push it to extremes. So let’s postulate that we sell a 100- year $1 billion put option on the S&P 500 at … Continue reading

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Sugar Is Evil

Last month I read this article on how evil Sugar is in obesity (Guardian) & other problems. Now, I just read this article in the NYT on how insulin & glucose are the key ingredients in feeding cancer cells. Must … Continue reading

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Facebook Original Sharing Down via The Information

Via the Information Original sharing of personal stories — rather than posts about public information like news articles — dropped 21 percent year over year as of mid-2015, The Information, a tech news site, reported Wednesday. Facebook said in a … Continue reading

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How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

The extremely interesting thing about the article is that there is growing body of thought which differentiates creativity from raw intelligence. Here is an excerpt differentiating creativity from raw intelligence & linking it to threshold theory: But despite the implications … Continue reading

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Google Changing Ad Format – Oct 22 2014

Could this be why Clicks Increased? http://www.benedelman.org/adlabeling/google-colors-oct2014.html In an August 2014 article, Groupon Director of Product Management Gene McKenna assessed the impact of Google’s changing presentation format on paid advertising clicks. McKenna reports that, under Google’s prior format (including a … Continue reading

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Asimov on Creativity

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/531911/isaac-asimov-mulls-how-do-people-get-new-ideas/ Isaac Asimov October 20, 2014 Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas? Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author: In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an … Continue reading

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