Thursday, September 22, 2016

recommended resources

Recommended Resources:

As you may know, I love to share resources that inspire, that educate, that may help improve the lives of our readers... and possibly the people, places and environment around them - thereby making the world a little better one post at a time. ...well, I can hope. lol 

This first resource is from one of my favorite organizations, they have a lot there and occasionally I find something especially important for our audience here... and here's 2 for you to check out, offering surprising, yet hopeful information on what modern companies can and possibly should operate as, along with a 2nd discussion re: advances in 3D & 4D printing for manufacturing products:

"What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?"

"3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract."

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