Category Archives: critical thinking

Ideas That Inspire: Paul Rand on Singular Solutions.

Paul Rand’s essay on “The Politics of Design”. In this excerpt, Rand explains why presenting many solutions to a problem leads to waste and confusion. Graphic designer Paul Rand created classic logos and striking book covers during his career. Steve Jobs talked about working with Paul Rand in 1993. … Continue reading

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Places That Inspire. “1968” at The Oakland Museum of CA.

“The 1968 Exhibit” is a blend of light pop culture—Mad Men style—that includes Jane Fonda’s Barbarella, the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, TV’s Bewitched, Family Affair and Star Trek, Op art, macramé, trippy music, and Kodak Flashcube cameras, contrasted with the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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Places that inspire. The WWI Museum.

Nine Thousand Poppies. Housed in the 1929 Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is the new National WWI Museum. Enter the museum and cross a glass bridge above a field of 9,000 red poppies, each one representing 1,000 WWI combatant deaths, … Continue reading

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Ideas that inspire. Millennials Remake America

Judy Woodruff of PBS News Hour recently interviewed the authors of the new book, “Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America”. They report Millennials—95 million born between 1982 and 2003—are the largest generation in American history. They’re the … Continue reading

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