[Video] How Terminator inspired faster and “liquid” 3D printing

Perfect example of questioning and reframing the challenge and developing innovation from the blind spot

Joseph DeSimone is a scholar, inventor and serial entrepreneur. A longtime professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, he’s taken leave to become the CEO at Carbon3D, the Silicon Valley 3D printing company he co-founded in 2013.

DeSimone, an innovative polymer chemist, has made breakthrough contributions in fluoropolymer synthesis, colloid science, nano-biomaterials, green chemistry and most recently 3D printing. His company’s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) suggests a breakthrough way to make 3D parts.

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[Video] Ricardo Semler: Leading by omission or… why change and disruption can’t happen from inside

I’m exceptionally posting two videos today. Another talk from Ricardo Semler – see my previous post for newest talk at TEDGlobal – and yes, it’s official I’m in love with that guy.

This talk was originally given at MIT Sloan School of Management in 2005.

There’s “something fundamental about organizations and ‘ leadership that makes it almost impossible for people inside a business to change their own industry.

Ricardo Semler discusses why it is difficult or impossible to innovate or disrupt from inside the organisation – giving examples in Automotive and legacies of military hierarchies. Although I don’t agree with his point on intuition alone, I cannot but agree with his point on wishful thinking for having experimented it in multiple companies.

source: MIT Tech TV

[Video] Ricardo Semler: Why do you do the things you do, really why?

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?

Ricardo Semler shares very interesting questions and initiatives on talent recruitment, leadership assessment, and people engagement in companies, but also very thorough questions about the roles of passion and expertise in education.

[LOL] Hi, All: The Absurdity of Companywide Emails, Visualized

The Reply All button has long been derided in companies as a harbinger of spam. Nobody likes being included in a chain that keeps going and going but doesn’t directly affect him or her. But then there are those emails that should never have been sent.

All Staff. All Day. Is a tumblr that celebrates the vague menace of the companywide email. It’s basically Shit My Company Says, but backed by visualizations that amplify each message’s context.

via Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce.



The Emotionary is a website that invents new words for complicated emotions.

Some words from languages around the world frustratingly have no equivalent in English. Other words for complicated and difficult-to-convey ideas simply haven’t been invented yet. A new website, however, is dragging a bunch of these previously inexpressible words into existence.

The Emotionary is an online depository for words that express feelings such as“ambiviculty”–the anxiety associated with making a decision due to constant self-doubt and ability to see equal merit in each outcome. Created by actress Eden Sher, the site mines some thorny emotional territory, and gives it a name, mostly by jamming two existent words together in interesting ways.

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via FastCompany