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Day 01/03/2013

Friday Link Fest…*

Failure Sweet Failure

Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design. ~ Dieter Rams



Failure and Redemption ~A model for dealing with failure productively. via Steve Blank, published February 26, 2013.

The Rise of the Mini-Preneurs: A Kid-Run Virtual Lemonade Stand To Teach Entrepreneurship ~ Making entrepreneurship a part of the curriculum. via GOOD, published February 11, 2013.

The Learning Potential ~ The sweet spot of education innovation lies between the evolution of iterative design and making processes and the capacity to grow self-knowledge of one’s learning spectrum and potential. Here is to gleaning insights from new learning structures in the informal and formal domains and puzzling over how we can bring boundless ideas and ideals in the field together. via The Creativity Post, published February 13, 2013.

How Small Innovation Teams Hit the Nail ~ …* via Innovation Excellence, published February 25, 2013.

The Learning Virtues ~ Editorial by David Brooks, via The New York Times, published February 28, 2013.



Amanda Palmer: The art of asking ~ Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. via TED, published February 2013.

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud ~ Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at via TED, published February 2013.

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Want Kids to Learn Code ~ In a new video for, tech icons and celebrities talk about why students should have the opportunity to learn basic computer programming. via PSFK, published February 27, 2013.

10-Year-Old’s Recycling Business Hailed by City Leaders ~ Vanis Buckholz’s My ReCycler business. via TreeHugger, published January 25, 2013.

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