I hope this ingenious innovation spreads and gets its rightful recognition. Go Philippines!
Yay! Filipino resourceful creativity at work in the provinces. Oh yeah, it’s GREEN too. :) Okay, this is the kind of innovation I’d like the children in my program to think up. So simple, affordable, and life changing.
This is from Steve Jobs when being pressed by Rob Walker of the NY Times to comment on people trying to “create” systems / methods to ignite innovation.
Wow, was that a geek making their “cool” status recognized? Short of achieving a cool / popular state, something many nerds will never reach, I can’t say that his comment could be anywhere close to inspiring.
I had to post this - it made me giggle. :)
Hippie origins according to Wikipedia: The foundation of the hippie movement finds historical precedent as far back as the counterculture of the Ancient Greeks, espoused by philosophers like Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics also as early forms of hippie culture. Hippie philosophy also credits the religious and spiritual teachings of Gandhi, Hillel the Elder, Buddha, Mazdak, St. Francis of Assisi, Henry David Thoreau, and Jesus Christ.
I think I’m sorry to not have pics of me in the 90s in bell-bottoms, daisy dukes, or grunge wear. Again, that’s a big “I think.” I guess it’s because I’d love to prove it to you that, that was me in high school. What am I getting at? I wanted to let y'all know that unlike style, some things never change.
Decades ago, I was a leader. A high school student yet a leader none-the-less. Not just a leader but a sporty nerd to top it off. ;) President of Amnesty (International), Ecology, and Art on top of Yearbook editor, track & field, tennis, volleyball, hospital volunteer, model, a pseudo baby mama to my way itty bitty sisters.
Being a leader is NOT having a bunch of people do things for you. It’s more of providing for the needs of your people. In turn, you can all work together to accomplish some shared goals.
This is all coming back around after a decade of telecommunications engineering. With the market being in a state where people find themselves unemployed with nothing driving them but their passions. Give them some innovation and then, “BAM!” you’ve got a new company and are happily moving in a new direction.
I’ve got the passion, drive, and IT industry connections. I’ve just found myself shocked with the hippie realization. Maybe I need to update my profile to signify myself as a tech neo-hippie?