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What If Money Didn’t Matter?

Here’s a link to a lovely montage narrated by a few inspirational words from Alan Watts. Trust that the things you enjoy will lead to the life you most want to live. No one else can prescribe the path, it can … Continue reading

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Worth Watching: Hard Drive on Toronto’s Entrepreneurs

Hard Drive is a very short film by Toronto production company 1880, telling the story of the entrepreneurial movement happening in the city right now. “Every day wasted is a day you’re not going to have later.” I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Youth Advising Youth: Mytonomy

Mytonomy is an advice column where youth counsel youth. The web site invites users to offer up advice and access videos posted by others in similar circumstances. Whether it’s a question about life after high school, dealing with dorm mates, … Continue reading

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Superheroes or Docudramas: Where’s the Future in Fuel?

The documentary The End of Suburbia tells a dark story about the implications of oil dependency, and wonders if future generations will make different choices to curb their consumption patterns New Urbanist James Howard Kunstler opens the film, saying, “The … Continue reading

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Worth Watching: Walk to School

Jennifer Keesmaat is an urban planner. That means she’s someone who’s interested in the way cities get built. Last month, she got the job as Toronto’s new chief planner. A few years back, Keesmaat gave a talk that explains the value of … Continue reading

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Worth Watching: Charlie Trotter on Excellence

  Charlie Trotter is an original celebrity chef. Long before Top Chef and Cake Boss, Charlie Trotter’s Chicago restaurant was making a name by serving some of the best meals in the world. This month, after 25 years in business, … Continue reading

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Worth Watching: A Living Business

“Business shouldn’t exist in order to create wealth. It should exist in order to give people better lives.” So says Zingerman’s co-owner Paul Saginaw in the very short video called This Is Ownership. Zingerman’s Deli first opened in Ann Arbor, … Continue reading

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Worth Watching: Godin on the Scamming of Schools

In this video, best-selling author and marketing guru Seth Godin describes the implications of factory-style education. He says that schools are designed to do two things well: 1. Train people for compliance and 2. Entrench consumer values. “Schools churn out … Continue reading

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I Want the Kind that Used to be the Only Kind

Barry Schwartz explains why more choice results in 1) analysis paralysis, and 2) more opportunity for buyer’s remorse. Also he’s pretty funny in his delivery.

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New York Times: Pictures & Sounds

I really enjoyed this 3 minute photo and audio story of New York City Steelworkers. I have hope that in time I can share similar sorts of stories, told in my own particular way.  

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