Table Saw Technology

Posted on: July 13th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: www.reddit.com reposted on You Tube – SAWSTOP in TimeWarp Building things with a fast moving blade can be dangerous. All organisms, including humans, have the ability to regenerate something in the body. But the process is much more developed in lower organisms such as plants, protists — unicellular organisms such as bacteria, algae, and […]

Architecture that Builds and Repairs Itself

Posted on: January 3rd, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: TED.com – Rachel Armstrong – Architecture That Repairs Itself The impact of innovation is easy to underestimate when assessing our future. We can’t be sure of the outcomes of various technologies that have yet to be discovered or implemented. Our concern is that our relationship with the environment will be compromised by our economic […]

Nick Vijucic – You Are Beautiful!

Posted on: December 14th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Let’s get it straight – we decide what we are going to make out of life in every situation we find ourselves in. Remember the 10 most important words, “If it’s got to be, it’s got to be me!”

Too Many Clowns Without Financial Plans

Posted on: November 29th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: The Financial Post, Too Many Clowns Without Financial Plans on Mortgage Cents Here is an interesting article about clowning around with financial planning. There is a fear factor to financial planning because most people think it means giving something up and they don’t want to do that. They don’t have to!

Investor Behavior – Owner Responsibility

Posted on: November 29th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: McKinsey Quarterly – How Institutional Investors Should Step Up As Owners Here is an article that speaks to the structural challenges the global community must contend with in order to maintain and prosper under capitalism.

Plastic Recycling

Posted on: November 21st, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Our World 2.0 – United Nations University, Plastic to Oil Fantastic Technology like this represents hope for the future. I haven’t seen the cost/benefit analysis of what it takes to produce the oil from recycled plastic but the environmental benefit is clear. Anything produced with the benefit of scale becomes relatively cheap. Looking forward, […]

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Posted on: October 28th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. I find it interesting in light of my video rant about executive compensation. Studies showed the larger the rewards, the worse the performance! Simple tasks where it doesn’t […]

Reducing Risk Through Time Diversification

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Barry Nalebuff – Reducing Risk Through Time Diversification This video supports the prudent and “conservative” use of leverage. The subject is hotly contested any time the financial markets become choppy and 2008 was a storm. I think everyone needs to make their own assessment of what tools to apply but having said that, new […]

Crisis of Capitalism

Posted on: October 26th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane? Cultural values drive our systems. Regulation tries to control it. Many dedicated, smart, and intelligent people missed calling the crisis before it […]

“Fear the Boom and Bust” a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

Posted on: May 26th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: You Tube – Fear the Boom and Bust This is a whimsical rap version of economic perspectives. It’s an interesting way to communicate the difference between supply side economics and the animal spirits that often drive the markets.