Foiling in love

September 16th, 2014

"Foiling in love" is the signature of the Great Cup GC32 One Design Multihull.

Four GC32 have been competing during latest Marseille One Design, and it is really exhilarating to see them fly.

© François Déliac – Icarus – The Great Cup

Sebastien Rogues and his GDF Suez crew would have won the race had it not been for a rudder breakage on the opening day that forced them to count two ‘DNSes’ in their scoreline. Congratulations to the winners, Flavio Marazzi and his Armin Strom Sailing Team crew.

Innovation versus Creativity

September 10th, 2014

They’re synonyms. But companies shut their creatives up in a room together. And then ask the rest of the company to innovate.

This rarely works. Creativity can’t be bottled. Only guided gently in the right direction.

One quote that sums it up neatly, from a speech by John Emmerling: "Innovation is creativity with a job to do."

(Creativity is innovation when it’s off the clock.)

Text and cartoon by @gapingvoidart

Bringing New Light

September 9th, 2014

The perfect future. Everybody has their own idea about how to get there. But not everybody shares.

Entrepreneurs do. They take on the hard work of making their vision memorable. The saying goes, people remember 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they read – but 80% of what they see and do.

Entrepreneurs know: you can’t just tell.

You have to show. You have to let the light in.

Text and cartoon by @gapingvoidart

Tu or Vous explained (at last)

September 5th, 2014

The Science News Cycle

September 4th, 2014

Complementary to Random Medical News ;-)

Literary London Map

September 2nd, 2014

A map with fictional characters from London’s literary past and present. Featuring the famous and infamous. Each character has been plotted in the corners of the city they most liked to roam or chose to call home.

Find more there

Les règles de la maison

August 4th, 2014

Pills delivery design

August 3rd, 2014

Can’t judge the service by itself, but I like PillPack‘s design



National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014

August 2nd, 2014

Two stunning images from National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014

The Independence Day

Photo and caption by Marko Korošec
While on storm chasing expeditions in Tornado Alley in the U.S. I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms.
This photograph was taken while we were approaching a storm near Julesburg, Colorado, on May 28, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but it stayed an LP [low precipitation] storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail, and some rain.

Diver in Magic Kingdom

Photo and caption by Marc Henauer
Green Lake (Grüner See) is located in Tragöss Austria. In spring snowmelt raises the lake level about 10 meters. This phenomenon, which lasts only a few weeks, covers hiking trails, meadows, and trees. The result is a magical diving landscape.

Better Presentations

July 28th, 2014

Just pilling (inspirational) links:

How to Draw an Owl

July 24th, 2014



According to @DesignUXUI, it applies to "99% of #programming tutorials on the web"

Pretty accurate… and I could add that, from fig. 1 you can also draw a cat.

Random Medical News

July 18th, 2014

Apparently, This great Cartoon by Jim Borgman was first published by the Cincinnati Inquirer and King Features Syndicate 1997 Apr 27; Forum section: 1 and reprinted in the New York Times, 27 April 1997, E4.

Obviously it was not a "world-changer" ;-)

I discovered it from the first slide of a presentation by Ivan Oransky (@ivanoransky), who, let’s have a dream, will now move it to the "historical humour" section.

They will always try change from inside the box

July 16th, 2014

Can’t stop trying to bypass deprecated paradigms

July 16th, 2014

 

The 10 most important work skills in 2020

July 11th, 2014

This infographic sums up a report by the Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute.

How to scale successfully

July 11th, 2014

Another great picture by Hugh MacLeod (@gapingvoid).

Refonder le système de santé

July 10th, 2014

Semaine faste pour le changement.

Aujourd’hui, Frédéric Bizard présentait ses 40 propositions pour réformer le système de santé français.

Beau travail qui détaille avec pertinence les cinq piliers d’un système cible : l’organisation, la gouvernance, le financement, les modes de paiement et les comportements individuels et déterminants sociaux.

Frédéric Bizard a malheureusement géré son temps de façon imparfaite (difficile de lui lancer la première pierre…), insistant sur les points techniques initiaux qui asseyent la crédibilité du modèle proposé, mais passant ensuite à marche forcée sur la partie cruciale des évolutions sociétales.

Il est bien difficile d’imaginer les retombées de ce travail. Frédéric Bizard démontre de façon aussi convaincante les aberrations du système que la persistance du pilotage qui les a créées. Peut-on imaginer qu’un modèle dont la pertinence tient dans son approche globale – et n’a pas d’intérêt en tant qu’évolution cosmétique de l’existant – soit jamais adopté dans sa pureté originelle ? Imaginerait-on Frédéric Bizard ministre heureux ?

Lorsque j’ai interrogé Frédéric Bizard sur le sujet, il m’a répondu qu’il fallait croire au changement. Je me souviens maintenant qu’il a, dans les premières minutes de sa présentation, évoqué la Petite Poucette de Michel Serres. Pour être moi-même adepte de ce superbe penseur, je garde en tête la prédiction que Petite Poucette prendra le pouvoir à trente ans. Malheureusement nous ne connaissons pas l’âge de la belle enfant, et nous ne savons donc pas combien de temps nous devrons nous contenter de « croire au changement ».

Un des éléments qui a particulièrement éveillé mon attention dans le discours de Frédéric Bizard est son insistance sur la perte de confiance qui s’est installée entre chacun des acteurs du système actuel, et l’importance de rétablir cette confiance par une nouvelle répartition des rôles dans la prise de décision.

C’est un sujet que Dominique Lehalle a superbement traité dans son éditorial titré « Un cas d’école » du dernier numéro de DSIH. C’est probablement un texte qu’il faudra lire pour se mettre en appétit avant d’attaquer les 40 propositions !

L’autre bel objet de cette semaine est le Livre blanc de la NHS The new era of thinking and practice in change and transformation. C’est un document réellement enthousiasmant qui couronne la naissance d’une cellule d’injection de processus innovants au sein du méga-organisme public qu’est la NHS.

C’est inspiré, un peu trash, très anglais au meilleur sens du terme. À consommer sans modération pour atteindre à l’ivresse si particulière et si rare de ceux qui croient au changement.

War on jobs

June 27th, 2014



Hawaii Volcanoes

June 26th, 2014

Hawaii Volcanoes from QT Luong on Vimeo.

How to become a good leader in 2 steps

June 13th, 2014




css.php