December 2006

Charlie Rose – Fouad Ajami / Dov Charney – Google Video – Dov Charney on American Apparel / Weekend columnists / Tim Harford – Undercover Economist: Check this out – working with better people makes you better because you don’t want to be accused of slacking off: “But why? There are, broadly, two explanations. One is that workers are spurred to greater efforts when contemplating the superior speed of their colleague….more

“the giants of the imagination can set the giants of the intellect aquiver.”

DG FAQ – community of artists drawing characters “just for fun”!

OddPeak – 10 Most Bizarre People on Earth “Nakamatsu: photographed and analyzed every meal for 34 years – Yoshiro Nakamatsu (born June 26, 1928), a.k.a. Dr. NakaMats, is the Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including the floppy disk and “PyonPyon” spring shoes. He has being…more

The Business Innovation Insider: Off the Grid Innovation – “People can be divided into three classes: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no idea of what has happened” (more quotes in the video)

Notes from Daniel Kahneman

### Conditions for expertise * Rapid and unequivocal feedback ### Error and Overconfidence * “The best way of doing subjective judgment is as an input to an algorithm” * The “experts” never learn from their mistakes * As soon as something happens that they didn’t predict: * They understand why, and immediately write it off…more

Walt Stanchfield book: Gesture Drawing for Animation – printable PDFs

“Forget the detail” and other animation-inspired lessons – (37signals) – cool sketching ideas news – dschool blog