Happy 15th Anniversary to International Space Station!


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The largest man-made structure in space ever is celebrating its birthday and looking optimistically in the future. This video shows its wonderful journey thru’ its last 15 years.

The whole project did take long to realise. This infographic shows the history of its construction and development.

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Burberry’s Social Story


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I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.

Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry

Source: Burberry's Social Story – YouTube.


Some there are …


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Some there are who are nothing else than a passage for food and augmentors of excrement and fillers of privies, because through them no other things in the world, nor any good effects are produced, since nothing but full privies results from them.

Leonardo Da VinciXIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations in The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Richter, 1888)

Post-mortem of failed woulda-been-successful startup


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Quite meticulous analysis of recent failure of startup, Everpix, to secure required Series A funding. I esp. liked the point Andrew Chen made in his post that many startups try to be like Apple, thinking Apple is very much just product-oriented. He says (thinks) it is not entirely true. Here’s the excerpt:

It’s funny that people take the lesson away from Apple that you should just focus on product. That’s only half the story, I think, because when you dig into why Apple is so secretive, it’s because the company is really focused on advertising and product launches. The secrecy that’s so deeply embedded in the organization facilitates their distribution strategy- can you imagine building your company culture around your marketing strategy?

For any startup to become a successful company, I believe there are 3 primary stages, Create, Build and Execute. Many fail at the Create stage, by assuming it is only about creating the product. To be a successful company, you should be busy creating the business, in other words, creating the customers. That happens not just with great product, but with right marketing and distribution strategies, which leads to giving right growth momentum to the business to succeed. This wonderful analysis shows, how Everpix failed on many of these counts.

Click this link to read full analysis: When a great product hits the funding crunch

Kepler Orrery of Exoplanets


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NASA’s Kepler space telescope scanned a very tiny portion of the sky for planets and came out with 3538 known and candidate exoplanets. This beautiful multiple juxtaposition of these candidates are shown to be moving to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Very poetic, yet scientific!

Source: New Scientist