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I have written about Richard Florida before. This is a kinda funny vid interview. Funny and yet he is saying something interesting I think. Check it out. http://creativeclass.com/richard_florida/video/index.php?video=20070716-The_Colbert_Report-Richard_Florida

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I have written about Richard Florida before. This is a kinda funny vid interview. Funny and yet he is saying something interesting I think. Check it out. http://creativeclass.com/richard_florida/video/index.php?video=20070716-The_Colbert_Report-Richard_Florida

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This is what Jonathan Haidt has to say about morality. To live virtuously as individuals and as societies, we must understand how our minds are built (see ch. 1 of The Happiness Hypothesis). We must find ways to overcome our natural self-righteousness (see ch. 4). We must respect and even learn from those whose morality

Morality

This is what Jonathan Haidt has to say about morality. To live virtuously as individuals and as societies, we must understand how our minds are built (see ch. 1 of The Happiness Hypothesis). We must find ways to overcome our natural self-righteousness (see ch. 4). We must respect and even learn from those whose morality

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Who is advising spokespeople for…well anyone really…at the moment, because of how things economically, I am particularly thinking about banks. So who is advising spokespeople on HOW TO SPEAK? This on the radio a few days ago… a bank somewhere in Europe is under threat because of a run; people withdrawing money. The spokesperson on

More on communication

Who is advising spokespeople for…well anyone really…at the moment, because of how things economically, I am particularly thinking about banks. So who is advising spokespeople on HOW TO SPEAK? This on the radio a few days ago… a bank somewhere in Europe is under threat because of a run; people withdrawing money. The spokesperson on

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Each year Mission Australia does a survey of young Australians (aged 11 – 24) and what seems to be concerning them. It’s always interesting to have a look at and usually it’s pretty encouraging too. Toby Hall, chief executive officer of Mission Australia, makes some comments on their website about this report. Here is some

Young people and what’s on their minds

Each year Mission Australia does a survey of young Australians (aged 11 – 24) and what seems to be concerning them. It’s always interesting to have a look at and usually it’s pretty encouraging too. Toby Hall, chief executive officer of Mission Australia, makes some comments on their website about this report. Here is some

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In response to my post below about gloomy predictions and communication, I said I would post something more positive when I found it…. Here is John Huxley writing in the Sydney Morning Herald on 7-8th Feb. 2009. The headline reads: ‘And now for the good news’ and then; ‘A recession is no laughing matter, writes

Ahh…hope…and a sense of humour

In response to my post below about gloomy predictions and communication, I said I would post something more positive when I found it…. Here is John Huxley writing in the Sydney Morning Herald on 7-8th Feb. 2009. The headline reads: ‘And now for the good news’ and then; ‘A recession is no laughing matter, writes

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Yes, I am aware that I am a man commenting on images of women…? These two images were striking simply because they were back to back in the same newspaper. What does each image say about…well, a whole bunch of things really.

Body image…again

Yes, I am aware that I am a man commenting on images of women…? These two images were striking simply because they were back to back in the same newspaper. What does each image say about…well, a whole bunch of things really.

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You see the following sign: ‘DON’T PANIC!’ And what do you do? Or possibly you hear, in conversation, these words: ‘Look, don’t take this personally…’ ‘No offence but…’ What comes into your mind? Possibly not…‘gee this is gona be fantastic, I can hardly wait!’ Last week I heard someone on the radio…not sure who…saying something

Let’s all be as miserable as possible shall we?

You see the following sign: ‘DON’T PANIC!’ And what do you do? Or possibly you hear, in conversation, these words: ‘Look, don’t take this personally…’ ‘No offence but…’ What comes into your mind? Possibly not…‘gee this is gona be fantastic, I can hardly wait!’ Last week I heard someone on the radio…not sure who…saying something

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I think the BIG BIG issue of alcohol consumption is finally starting to get some air time in Australia. And so I am weighing in with an opinion or two. There have been some ads on TV aimed at binge drinking teenagers. They are two part ads, one aimed at under 18 year olds and

Alcohol ads

I think the BIG BIG issue of alcohol consumption is finally starting to get some air time in Australia. And so I am weighing in with an opinion or two. There have been some ads on TV aimed at binge drinking teenagers. They are two part ads, one aimed at under 18 year olds and

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This is an interesting thing here. I am involved constantly with deciding what infringes copyright and what doesn’t, who owns what and what is fair and what just ain’t. So here is something lifted (with thanks and respect) straight from Alvin’s Educational Technology Blog. See what you think. January 30th, 2009 ‘When it comes to

Just who owns what and what is fair?

This is an interesting thing here. I am involved constantly with deciding what infringes copyright and what doesn’t, who owns what and what is fair and what just ain’t. So here is something lifted (with thanks and respect) straight from Alvin’s Educational Technology Blog. See what you think. January 30th, 2009 ‘When it comes to

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Michael Kirby I think is a worthwhile man. And this article from the Australian (Michael Pelly February 03, 2009) offers some of the character, interest, not-the-sameness of Justice Kirby. And as he ‘retires’ I think it is worth taking a moment to think about his contribution. Here is part of the article: ‘Kirby was Australia’s

Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby I think is a worthwhile man. And this article from the Australian (Michael Pelly February 03, 2009) offers some of the character, interest, not-the-sameness of Justice Kirby. And as he ‘retires’ I think it is worth taking a moment to think about his contribution. Here is part of the article: ‘Kirby was Australia’s

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