The Second Machine Age









Margaret Boden – Creativity & AI

Margaret Boden – Creativity & AI

Margaret Ann Boden, OBE, (born 26 November 1936) is Research Professor of cognitive science at the Department of informatics at the University of Sussex, where her work embraces the fields of artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, cognitive and computer science.


Artificial Creativity

Why computers aren’t close to being ready to supplant human artists.


Maggie Boden is a world authority in the field of artificial intelligence – she even has a robot named in her honour.






Sisyphus & Start-Up

Camus was the main culprit behind the dumb argument that Sisyphus had a meaningful life, rolling that rock repeatedly up the hill, only to have it roll down again.

8/ Classic signs: “ideas don’t matter, only execution does.” Or “hard work trumps talent” or “1% inspiration, 99% perspiration”

Sisyphus & Start-Up

for deeper views…http://breakingsmart.com/season-1/

by @vgr




Interview Drew Ginn, Triple Olympic Gold Medalist, Founder, Melbourne

Drew Cameron Ginn , (born 20 November 1974, educated at Scotch College, Melbourne) is an Australian five-time world champion rower and triple Olympic gold medallist. Today he is

Facilitator, Presenter & Director Qualia Consulting (Australia).

Specialties: Leadership & Teamwork Development, Creating & supporting Change initiatives, Peak Performance, Action Learning. Athlete, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Author & Charity Ambassador

“We aim to inspire and create high performance for organisations through learning and performance opportunities. We focus on energising your team, their relationships and actions as an essential element in developing effectiveness and impact to drive organisational change and better outcomes.

Promoting and supporting different ways for thinking to help clients and their people find better solutions to their challenges. New ways of thinking leading to better and more effective actions, which flow on to cultural and business gains.”








http://www.lavelocita.cc/la-velocita-rides/drew-ginn-24-story his 24h bike ride

Where are you living?
St Kilda Melbourne..

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
40 years, soon to be 41..

What inspires you?
People taking initiate and making things happen…

Tell me about what you do?
I have a business Qualia Solutions.. Facilitation work with clients..

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Work days depend on client bookings.. But most days start with a bike ride 60km with friends then school drop off then facilitate a full day workshop for clients and meetings and calls about upcoming work.. Afternoon evening Ride or walk and play with when possible. ..

What are some of your favourite sources for information?
LinkedIn pulse.. Flipboard app or websites I follow.

How does social media influence your life?
I find it get inspiration and ideas from social media.. Like visuals and stories I enjoy reading..



11 great articles about writing.@tferriss.@brainpicker.@99u.@dorieclark.

UPDATE 19.04.2016




Joseph Conrad on Art and What Makes a Great Writer, in a Beautiful Tribute to Henry James

Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

David Foster Wallace Why You Should Use a Dictionary, How to Write a Great Opener, and the Measure of Good Writing








How to Make Your Book a Bestseller

5 Masterful Insights on Writing


Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice

“Do what you love” is the mantra for today’s worker. Why should we assert our class interests if, according to DWYL elites like Steve Jobs, there’s no such thing as work?” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/in-the-name-of-love/



Interview: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/08/do-what-you-love-work-myth-culture/399599/


Don’t Follow Your Passion: Career Advice for Recent Graduates

Don’t Follow Your Passion: Career Advice for Recent Graduates by Ben Horowitz



Interview Laura Behrens Wu, Founder and CEO of Shippo, San Fransisco






Where are you living?
In San Francisco.

How old are you? (if you don’t mind answering)

What inspires you?
Determination and passion. That’s a very powerful mix.
I enjoy brainstorming a lot.

Tell me about what you do?
I run a startup called Shippo. We simplify shipping for e-commerce by offering an easy multi-carrier technology and access to discounted shipping rates.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Wake up at 7:30am, eat porridge and drink my first coffee. Do some morning exercises, check my emails & do urgent work, make my bed.
Get to work at 9am & this is where it gets unpredictable. I do anything from general management, recruiting, sales, business development, fundraising, brainstorming, reading to ordering groceries for the team.
My day is mostly spent in meetings, on the phone or writing emails. The team is growing fast, we are now 16 people and managing that is more difficult than I thought it would be.
I finish the day by going jogging and doing yoga. If possible I also meditate, call friends & family and prepare dinner on a daily basis.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?
Twitter, BBC news, Spiegel online. Also, hackernews and reddit for browsing.

How does social media influence your life?
Twitter is a great way to connect with people and learn about what people I admire are thinking about. Both Twitter and Facebook have become a gateway/an aggregator for news.

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Do Art OR Business and learn from each other.

Artists, he says, have to face the likelihood of failure everyday…

“That’s what an artist has done from the first moment. That’s part of life and that’s what the startup people don’t know and don’t do, and also what’s not kosher for these people and you have to learn that’s part of life. It’s normal.”

Gallerist Gerd Harry Lybke



“Because we meet these things in the arts, it’s a ready assumption to think that they naturally belong in the arts. But really the arts are only a rather modest outlet for big capacities that exist far more widely. It’s more important that these abilities get used in our major industries than they are used for making things that sit in art galleries and on poetry bookshelves.”



Best Startup tools.

This lists are really helpfull. Pick what you want, from time to time take a review. Write me what is usefull for you.

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An Epic List of 100 Growth Hacks for Startups



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How To Be Creative

with: http://scottbarrykaufman.com/about/    http://www.julieburstein.com/




http://qz.com—–You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself by



nytimes. In travel photography, as in writing, there’s no shortcut to finding your own voice.

“Only a few slender strings were attached: two public readings and a commitment to spend the majority of the six months in the country. Beyond that, I would be left to my own devices. An apartment would be provided, and a stipend. I didn’t think about it for very long. I wrote back: Yes.”

The Creative Process in 10 Acts farnamstreetblog

The Top 5 Qualities of Productive Creatives (And How to Identify Them!)

@jkglei @99u