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Innovation on TED: Caleb Chung plays with Pleo

I watched this video tonight with my six year old daughter.  She’s taken an interest in art.  It’s fun to expose her to all it’s forms and what role art has in most everything.  Caleb says, “Innovation happens when art meets science.”

We watched with interest as Caleb shared his thinking through a variety of toy inventions including the Furbee and then Pleo, an amazing step in the idea of an intelligent learning toy – but not in the way you might think.

Caleb’s closing slide in this interesting presentation about innovation says:

We are responsible
For planting the seeds of awareness
For the children of our dreams
For dreaming well

TEDxNextGenerationAsheville – Birke Baehr – “What’s Wrong With Our Food System”

I’m a big fan of TEDx as an inspiration and a movement.  It’s awesome to see the interest in sharing such powerful ideas.  This recent video from a youth focused TEDx event in Asheville, North Carolina features 11 year old Birke Baehr.  He’ll make you reconsider your diet!


NFL Game Center: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2010 Week 3

Wow.  Without Ben Rothlisburger, the Pittsburgh Steelers trounced Tampa Bay 38-13. One of the many great moments in the Steelers victory over Tampa Bay today was Charlie Batch connecting with Mike Wallace for a 46-yard-TD.  VIDEO

via More Steelers vs. Tampa Bay on nfl.com

Seth’s Blog : Beyond crowdsourcing TED Talk

“Crowd accelerated innovation is the latest TED talk. It’s from TED boss Chris Anderson.

The idea is one of those big ones, a simple one that will stick with you for a long time… Online video radically changes the reach and speed of the improvement cycle. Things like dance, snowboarding and TED talks keep getting better, and faster, because artists see the best and improve on it. Even more than that, it requires you to top what’s out there, or you’ll be ignored.”

Read the rest of the post from Seth Godin on his blog here.

Happy Birthday David (Elton John – Bennie and the Jets)

Happy Birthday! This is a favorite for as long as I can remember. We enjoyed it long before we knew the words.

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library), Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landscape

Have you seen this yet. Be inspired. Stop doing what you hate!  Thank you Gary Vaynerchuk for your inspiration.  I look forward to reading “Crush It!”