Interesting Stuff II

2nd edition of interesting stuff that I’ve encountered and that maybe is of some use for you too.

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I’ve always learned and believed that growth, whether social, psychological, economic or cultural is something good, something to strive for, but this talk of Tim Jackson gives some wonderful new insights in the role and consequences of growth on us, human beings, and our planet.

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More on Detroit here.

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State of the Union, tuesday 25-01-11

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The Great Stagnation, a new and confronting book about the stagnation of america’s growth. Interesting for anyon who would like to know more about the American economy. However, are all those claims true? Brink Lindsey from Growthology.org argues against some of the claims.

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Interesting Stuff I

These posts will come back regularly, and give a short summary of interesting stuff I’ve encountered on the net or in real life.

To start off with, 3 movies about motivation, connecting and entrepreneurship:

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
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Ze Frank on connecting with people
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Entrepreneurs can change the world!

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Furthermore, for people interested in economies of the future, I’ve read this great article about the future of the battery

Detroit was one of the 4 major cities of the USA years ago, but ‘recently’ (past 10-20 years) over a million residents have left this city of car-manufactureres. In almost every publication detroit is pictured as a ghost city, with no hope for any improvement in the near future. But is this really true? Nobody less then Johnny Knoxvill checks out this great city of opportunities in a magnificent documentary.

That’s it for this week, more next week!