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Sleep Your Way to the Top

Posted in Business, Humor, TED

A short, funny talk from Arianna Huffington on the importance of sleep.

The Fruits of Unlearning

Posted in Advertising, Analogy, Books, Business, Creativity, Humor, New Cards, Problems into Opportunities, The Way We See the Problem, Visual unlearning, Web 2.0

Yesterday, after delivering the opening keynote (on future trends) at Beyond 2010 in Edmonton, I had the pleasure of also delivering the closing remarks. Not surprisingly, I discussed the importance of unlearning. In between, however, I had the immense pleasure of listening to a wonderful speaker, Peter Hinssen, who is the author of a new…

Unlearn It

Posted in Communication, Creativity, Culture, Humor

 It is what it is. Fix it! Shove it! Make it happen. I can't help it. Don't doubt it. Is it worth it? Solve it. F*&k it! Just do it. Don't question it. Figure it out. Name it. You're doing it wrong. I love it. Screw it. Get it done. Believe it! Don't believe it….

Unlearning the Escalator

Posted in Advertising, Culture, Current Affairs, Humor, Innovation, Music, Transportation

Unlearning is simple. Sometimes, as this hilarious video demonstrates, it is as easy as walking. Other times, however, it requires a little more creativity. For a wonderful example of how society might want to unlearn our heavy reliance on the escalator, I invite you to watch this short video:

Unlearning is Simple

Posted in Humor

Sometimes all you need to do in order to unlearn is to acknowledge that there is a different way of reaching your goal. To better illustrate this obvious point, I invite you to watch this hilarious 90-second video:

Unlearning “Ten”

Posted in Advertising, Creativity, Culture, Design, Film, Games, General, Hollywood, Humor, Sports

Check out the logo of the Big Ten Conference to the left. Do you notice anything? Do you see the number "11" embedded on both sides of the "T"? I never did and I live in Minnesota and am a big fan of the Big Ten conference (as evidenced by this recent post on Ohio…

Unlearn Social Media, YouTwitFace

Posted in Advertising, Business, Creativity, Culture, General, Humor

Earlier today I had the opportunity to give a short presentation on unlearning to the Olson advertising agency in Minneapolis. During the course of my talk I mentioned how fast technology is changing and I reminded my audience that although Facebook is only 5 years old and Twitter barely 3 years of age, it is…

To Unlearn Try a Sombrero

Posted in Creativity, Games, General, Humor, Innovation, Quotes, Unlearn Strategy

Yesterday, I inelegantly titled my post, " To Unlearn: Put on a New Hat." To rectify the matter, I thought I'd share a wonderful poem by Wallace Stevens entitled "Six Significant Landscapes," which more eloquently illuminates the unlearning strategy of trying on a new hat: Rationalists, wearing square hats, Think, in square rooms, Looking at…


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