The art of innovation: Guy Kawasaki at TEDxBerkeley 2014

"[Innovation] starts with the desire to make meaning as opposed to make money. Making meaning means that you change the world."

"Rethink. Redefine. Recreate." His talk is titled "The Art of Innovation."

Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


The Internet Slowdown is coming, and it's going to be huge.


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Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…

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Posted on 10 September 2014.

Microsoft has urged US District Judge Loretta Preska, the judge presiding over the case that sees the company refusing to hand some emails stored in its Dublin facility over to the US government, to find them in contempt. The request, made both by the company and the government, was granted and allows Microsoft to immediately appeal Judge Praska’s last year’s ruling. The judge didn’t impose any sanctions while the case proceeds to the court of appeals.

The software giant has already contested the initial decision, arguing that “the Government cannot seek and a court cannot issue a warrant allowing federal agents to break down the doors of Microsoft’s Dublin facility. Likewise, the Government cannot conscript Microsoft to do what it has no authority itself to do - i.e. execute a warranted search abroad.”

The appeal was unsuccessful, and the ruling was confirmed on July 31, 2014.

"The US has entered into many bilateral agreements establishing specific procedures for obtaining physical evidence in another country including a recently-updated agreement with Ireland. We think the same procedures should apply in the online world," the company explained in a post on its website dedicated to the case, in which they confirmed their intention to appeal the decision once more.

"If the US government prevails in reaching into other countries’ data centers, other governments are sure to follow. One already is. Earlier this month the British government passed a law asserting its right to require tech companies to produce emails stored anywhere in the world. This would include emails stored in the US by Americans who have never been to the UK."

"The US has both a responsibility and an opportunity to show new leadership on privacy issues," says Microsoft, who is worried that the current decision will negatively impact on its business and the competitiveness of US cloud providers, as it will erode the trust of foreign governments and companies.

Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes. I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships, I’ve been married and divorced twice and I’m searching for something special. Something I’m told is called a “soul mate”. Do you believe in such a relationship or person and what would that mean? How would I know that?

Ram Dass:
 Got it! Keep looking! I’ll give you the farthest out answer first of all and then we’ll come back to something that everybody can handle. In the farthest out answer, we have all been around so many times that every one of us has been everything with everybody else. So when I look at you, you and I have been in so many relationships together. It’s just that we don’t remember them. Do you know how many times we have been born and died? Remember Buddha’s story: If you take a mountain six miles long and six miles wide and six miles high, that’s the distance a bullock walks in a day. And a bird flies over the mountain once every hundred years with a silk scarf in its beak and brushes the tip of the mountain. In the length of time it takes the scarf to wear away the mountain, that’s how long you have been doing this. Just think about that. Once every hundred years the scarf goes over; a scarf and a mountain. It goes on and on and on. In India there are Yugas and Kalpas of hundreds of thousands of years and then they start the cycles all over again. And we’ve been through all of them again and again.

Now, behind all of this is the One. And that is all there is. All of us here are one in drag, appearing to be many. So we are all “soul mate”. There is only one of it. It’s not mates, because it’s not even two. It’s only one. There’s only one of us. So what you’re really doing is constantly marrying yourself at the deepest level of God marrying God. Now you come down into soul. And each soul has a unique karmic predicament (you could call it a psychic DNA code) that in a way guides which way its life will go. And it is entirely possible that souls when they take birth into parents that are part of their Karma will at some point meet a being and they have agreed in advance to come down and do this together and meet. And that’s what we usually call soul mates.

What you have found from your past marriages is that what you are attracted to in a person isn’t what you ultimately live with. After the honeymoon is over — it’s after the desire systems that were dormant in the relationship that have the attraction in it pass and all of it passes — then you are left with the work to do. And it’s the same work. When you trade in one partner for another, you still have the same work. You’re going to have to do it sooner or later when the pizzazz is over. And it just keeps going over. And you can’t milk the romanticism of relationship too long as you become more conscious. It’s more interesting than that. It really is. And people want to romanticize their lives all the time. It’s part of the culture. But the awakening process starts to show you the emptiness of that forum. And you start to go for something deeper. You start to go to meet another human being in truth. And truth is scary. Truth has bad breath at times; truth is boring; truth burns the food; truth is all the stuff. Truth has anger; truth has all of it. And you stay in it and you keep working with it and your keep opening to it and you keep deepening it. Every time you trade in a partner, you realize that there’s no good or bad about it. I’m not talking good or bad about this.

But you begin to see how you keep coming to the same place in relationships, and then you tend to stop because it gets too heavy – because your identity gets threatened too much. For the relationship to move to the next level of truth requires an opening and a vulnerability that you’re not quite ready to make. And so you entrench, you retrench, you pull back and then you start to judge and push away and then you move to the next one. And then you have the rush of the openness and then the same thing starts to happen. And so you keep saying “Where am I going to find the one when this doesn’t happen?” And it will only happen when it doesn’t happen in you. When you start to take and watch the stuff and get quiet enough inside yourself, so you can take that process as it’s happening and start to work with it. And keep coming back to living truth in yourself or the other person even though it’s scary and hard.


Clouds above TOKYO

Clouds and the sky often play a major role in time-lapse productions, but YouTube user darwinfish105‘s latest creation puts them front, center, and all around you in stunning fashion.

Captured using a barrage of equipment and locations, the time-lapse tours Tokyo’s beautiful and scary skies alike, featuring everything from spectacular rays of light streaking towards the ground to a thunderstorm that quickly overwhelms the camera as it shoots.

The time-lapse was shot over spring and summer, the locations meticulously scouted ahead of time so darwinfish105 could capture everything from sunny days around the Shinjuku Station to complete overviews of Tokyo from atop a nearby hill.

The gear involved in the creation of these scenes includes a Panasonic GH3, a Panasonic GH4 and a Sony RX100M3 and, of course, an array of different lenses to help provide a variety of different shots.

The video comes in at just under four-and-a-half minutes, and it’s not one you’re going to want to skip out on. So press play, enjoy, and then head over to darwinfish105’s website or check out our previous coverage to see more of his time-lapse work.

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Photos of the day - September 8, 2014

The sun rises as seen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, devotees carry an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai and an aerial view shows a damaged bridge across the River Tawi at Mandal village on the outskirts of Jammu are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.

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"Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon"

- by Paul Brandt (My favorite quote via errantric)

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"It’s raining hell in Kashmir. Roads and rivers inundated. People being evacuated to safer places." 

HELP needed near Rajbagh, Smokin’ Joes, near Huriyyat Office. Women and Children stranded. Someone around? #KashmirFloods

Indians Publish Cries for Help and Calls for Donations on Twitter as Deadly Flooding Hits Jammu and Kashmir


Long Lens: Thierry Bornier, China


In our Long Lens feature, we ask our members about a long-term project or photo essay they are working on. We want to discover and encourage the passion behind a portrait series or essay that tells a story or highlights a social issue.


“What would be my life if I started to do…

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The people, Wall Street, and the planetary emergency


The growing planetary emergency brought on by climate change is placing the future of humanity and nature at stake. Awareness of the climate crisis has been growing rapidly and is reflected in the broad, grassroots movement in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline and the coalition emerging around the People’s Climate March, which is expected to be the largest demonstration on the climate crisis ever.

This movement has the potential to embrace the overwhelming majority of humanity, crossing class, race, gender lines and national boundaries.

Source: peoplesworld