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June 16, 2011
I just returned from a conference with the theme Future Ready, and it gave me plenty to think about. One of the most provocative statements I heard came from Tom Friedman (NY Times columnist) who was the keynote speaker. He said “Average is officially over.”
Average is officially over? Here’s what he meant: If the job you do consists of routine work, or if you do your work in a very routine way, that job (and/or you) will be disappearing. Can a...
June 1, 2011
Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
When Keats made this statement in his "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1819) he wasn’t talking about our definitions or experiences of physical beauty – particularly those of the physical beauty of women. Over the years, however, critics have examined how our culture and others view women in terms of “beauty.”
Now the internet is buzzing with talk on the truth about beauty–that...