5 Things I Found on the Internet: Vol 1

Alain de Botton and Derren Brown in conversation

Alain de Botton and Derren Brown in conversation

So this is me:

  1. stealing an idea from elsewhere on the Internet (the wonderful Messy Nessy Chic)
  2. resolving some of guilt about not having blogged in ages
  3. doing something about the shocking backlog of stuff I’ve collected in Pocket…

1 – Alain de Botton and Derren Brown in conversation

“Life is like a piece of music and we are supposed to dance along the way”

A really interesting 15 minute chat on magic, suggestibility, philosophy, psychology and happiness . Heaven knows why they dressed so similarly…

2 – If Rude Goldberg ran IT

Yes, it’s a CA sales-pitch in a SlideShare – but with some great cartoons. My favourite:

Provisioning a Cloud Environment

Provisioning a Cloud Environment

3 – Not all change is alike – Patrick Steyaert

Not all change is alike

Not all change is alike

Kanban has been a recent obsession and a subject I hope to dig into and utilise more in future. But this article from Patrick Steyaert caught my eye on Twitter not so much for the Kanban angle, but the tidy and scientifically based framework for describing different types of change and understanding how to approach them

4 – Tunnel Vision – The Verge

Bob Diamond discovering the entrance to the Atlantic Ave. tunnel (BHRA)

Bob Diamond discovering the entrance to the Atlantic Ave. tunnel (BHRA)

I’ve been meaning to share this for ages – it is an astonishing tale of history and obsession (and a little political intrigue). The “World’s Oldest Subway) was built in Brooklyn in 1844 and somehow lost until 1980 when a 20yo Bob Diamond rediscovered it. The video in the article won an award at the Brooklyn Film Festival earlier this year.

5 – The Banking Crisis, described by an Irishman – Mark Jacot

A donkey...

A donkey…

I’m not sure what this is trying to say about the Irish (or bankers, for that matter), but this from Mark Jacot’s blog is a chuckle nonetheless!

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