The spider, starfish and shark


Using spiders, starfish and sharks to structure your organization
You want to get rich? Well, this is the way to do it. Create a metaphor (it better be a good one of course). Apply it to businesses, Write a book about it. If you have a good metaphor, it will sell hundred thousands. Give workshops. You’re settled.

Is it really that simple? To continue, read the full text of the blog on iMindQ. You will be informed about business organizational structures and more specific the pros and cons of a Starfish organization model.

sketchStarfishThis is how I usually start the process of mind mapping: a brainstorm about the subject. Anything that comes to my mind I write down. In the left corner is the first draft of the mind map.

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XQ: redesigning education


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Shadows in the night by numbers


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Making dumb groups smarter


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What is creativity and what drives it?


The quote about creativity is by Charles Mingus.

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Technologies that are rapidly disappearing

dissapearingtechnologiesThings and technologies are rapidly becoming obsolete. Objects like a wallet, key and digital camera for example will be quickly a thing of the past. The music industry is a fine example, moving within 20 years from LP to CD, music downloads to streaming music. Just click and it’s gone.

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What is your ROL (return on luck)?


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Do music critics rank Dylan albums higher than buyers do?

differences ratings critics versus buyers

That is a striking difference. Take for example the Complete Basement Tapes. Almost maximum universal acclaim for the box (99 out of 100), whereas only a 7.5 given by buyers.

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Bob Dylan’s Shadows in the night stripped

BobDylanShadowsintheNightScan the QR codes to watch the video’s.
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It is written that Dylan is covering obscure Sinatra on Shadows in the Night. That is hardly accurate.
1. Most of the songs are not Sinatra songs, but songs covered by Sinatra
2. Most of the songs are covered extensively
3. Dylan himself is saying he’s uncovering the Sinatra songs
Anyway, comparing Dylan’s Stay with me with the cover by Sinatra, it is obviously Dylan is following Sinatra’s phrasing very closely.

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Best practices for successful innovation


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