There are many desires, habits and thinking-patterns that seem harmless yet chained us, limiting our true potential. When one is pursuing self-mastery, it is crucial to learn the skills to handle them properly. Putting effort is always the key to self-development since nothing is free. The master occult scholar Manly P. Hall shares his brilliant insight on the subject with this lecture.
What is “Philosophy”? Yes, we know, the word comes from the Greek philosophia, which means “the love of wisdom.” This rote etymological definition does little, I think, to enhance our understanding of the subject, though it may describe the motivation of many a student.
“In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us understand what we mean by phrases like “Teach kids to code” and “Computer science for all.” In that article and in many other articles, there is another term that appears often: “Computational thinking.” Well, what is Computational Thinking (CT), and how does it differ from Coding and Computer Science—especially when it comes to classroom practice and instruction?”
– Writing –
“The most important thing for me is to understand. For me, writing is part of this process of understanding. Writing is an integral part of the process of understanding. If I had a really good memory and I was able to retain all my thoughts I doubt I’d have written anything at all.” ~ Hannah Arendt
– Venture – (58min)
“Humanity is never acquired in solitude – or by giving ones work to the public. It can be achieved only by someone who throws his life and person into the public realm. This venture into the public realm, a quotation by Jaspers, what does it mean for you?” ~ Interviewer
Industrial design processes can be described as human design problem solving, incorporating the acquisition, evaluation, production and transfer of specific knowledge. In this paper, we will describe the connection and interaction between visualization and reasoning during different stages of the design process. Thereby we focus on three early stages of this process: clarifying the task, concepting, and designing an overall solution. This paper provides a rather general description of design processes and more detailed remarks on design knowledge and design actions. It specifically focuses on design concepts as visual key elements in industrial design processes. We will address the importance of externalization and visualization as means for thinking and knowledge generation and transfer in industrial design in general.
The design process is described as an interplay of the parallel and iterative developments of three domains: knowledge, concept and design. In contrast to linear schemes, this paper proposes a design process scheme focusing on iterative circles and parallel processing possibilities. Industrial design knowledge will be described and compared to relevant knowledge in other disciplines, in particular engineering design knowledge. We will describe the strong link between the designer’s individual biographies, design knowledge and the outcome of design processes. Design concepts will be discussed as extremely compact representations of core characteristics of the artifacts to be designed, serving as a guide the design process. Design actions as described in this paper are characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of thought and externalization processes. Different kinds of visualization are discussed in regard of their role in reasoning during industrial design processes.
This paper concludes by sketching two perspectives. One addresses the need for interdisciplinary research on new visualization tools with regard to human reasoning in design processes. The second one gives an impression of how vis
Creativity and strategic entrepreneurship have become integral to the managerial landscape significantly influencing managerial thought, corporate strategy and policy. Scholars of differing disciplinary persuasion have enriched this field with diversity of theoretical frameworks and concepts but it has also led to fragmented thinking. As a consequence while entrepreneurship, as a concept, has been integrated with the traditional management literature, it has yet to develop a conceptual framework and the synthetic unity is missing. Traditional technological trajectories have reached a dead end and radical innovations are necessary to sustain global economic growth. It is only of recent that researchers have become engaged with the emerging reality of technological disruption and need for radical innovations. This paper reviews economic and social policy that has guided development of entrepreneurship thought and adopts an ontological approach to present a dynamic model of entrepreneurial strategies. The model is built around “entrepreneur intending” and strategies evolve in the process of exploration and discovery of opportunities. We argue that entrepreneurial strategies are influenced by entrepreneur’s personal philosophy, intellectual capabilities, procedural rationality, achievement motive and the social context.