3M has actually offered employees 15% time for passion projects since 1948, resulting in products we take for granted today.
Any company can find similar ways to let employees take control of the company. The benefits for people’s happiness and creativity make it well worth trying. #workrules #google #innovation
Read more at: www.workrules.net
's "Search Inside Yourself" two-day course aims to "enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace."
No Australian Prime Minister ever came to power in such controversial circumstances, but Malcolm Fraser has finally left the stage admired as much, perhaps even more, by his former adversaries as his former allies.
Like his political adversary and predecessor, Gough Whitlam, he stood out as a powerful advocate for indigenous Australians and for a multicultural Australia. Large scale Asian immigration to Australia began under his government.
His resignation from the Liberal Party, because of its mistreatment of asylum seekers, arguing that it was now a conservative party that was "unrecognizable" as a liberal party, was cheered by opponents of Australia's refugee policies, including me.
I was privileged to have him launch one of my company's award-winning multimedia products, a collaboration with the ABC based in part on Henry Reynold's work and the TV series of the same name, Frontier: Stories from White Australia's Forgotten War. This explored the largely untold story of the terrible violence visited on indigenous Australians by European settlement and was one of the shots fired in the so-called "History Wars".
It was, for Fraser, a subject about which too many Australian's remained ignorant, and he was happy to lend his name to bring attention to the launch of our product.
... sometimes, anyway. An interesting piece by Alex Tabarrok shared by Google Senior Fellow using the example of anomalies created in part by the high cost of water in California.
Finland is redesigning its approach to teaching and learning. The reforms have resulted in some controversy. Some teachers see this a backward step while other teachers think that "breaking down the dominance of traditional subjects and isolation of teaching is an opportunity". Pasi Sahlberg explains in the piece linked below.
March 20 is the United Nations International Day of Happiness. I hope your day is a happy one.
It seems to me that more and more people are recognising the obvious - not only does happiness matter, but it should be THE goal for ourselves and for others. What else matters if not our state of mind - avoiding suffering and promoting happiness?
This insight drove the development of utilitarianism, a moral philosophy that, in the words of one of its leading proponents, Jeremy Bentham, holds that “it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.”
Leading contemporary thinkers who self-describe themselves as utilitarians include Jacob M. Appel, Jonathan Baron, Lawrence Krauss, Ludvig Lindström, Jason Gaverick Matheny, Yew-Kwang Ng, Toby Ord, Steven Pinker, Torbjörn Tännsjö, and Peter Singer.
Religious moralists have been strong opponents of utilitarianism. Some cite Romans 3 : 8 as Biblical evidence against the theory.
“Or can we say—as some people slander us by claiming that we say—"Let's do evil that good may result"? They deserve to be condemned!” (ISV)
What do you think? Should promoting happiness be the guiding principle for ethics - happiness in whatever forms it may take? One person’s happiness may be another person’s suffering because our preferences differ, but shouldn't we all try to be happy in our own way and help others to do the same?
NSW teachers, here's something worth putting in the diary.
- DET/DEECDTeacher, Consultant, Professional Developer, 2009 - present
- DWA Australia Pty LtdFounder & Sole Director, 2007 - present
- Easy2Learn Pty LtdFounder & Managing Director, 2000 - 2006
- Dataworks International LtdFounder & Managing Director, 1997 - 2001
- Dataworks Australia Pty LtdFounder & Managing Director, 1990 - 2007
- CP SoftimeManager, 1989 - 1990
- DataworksPartner, 1985 - 1990
- Dept of Ed/Ministry of EdTeacher, 1977 - 1989
- Marian College, AraratHSC
- University of BallaratDiploma of Teaching
- Monash University, ClaytonBachelor of Arts - Philosophy
- Monash University, ClaytonMaster of Educational Studies - Educational Computing
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The 5 stages of climate denial are on display ahead of the IPCC report
Dana Nuccitelli: Climate contrarians appear to be running damage control in the media before the next IPCC report is published
Utter! gets a massive update with Moto X-like access to Google Now and more
Utter! is one of the best voice command/voice assistants available on Android, and it was our top pick for the app that could give you the M
Can Vogue Save Glass From The Naked-Geek-In-Shower Syndrome?
The most iconic photo of a Glass-wearer to-date is a picture of a 48-year-old man in the shower, naked save for a pair of Google's high-tech