Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Pink


11.16.2010 … back home again … leaves are finally falling … fall is ending …

restaurants, Chicago:

Still, Naret was hardly flustered that the announcement of the first-ever Michelin Chicago guide didn’t go down as smoothly as planned, or that the leak did anything to damage the credibility of the vaunted guide.

“There was too much speculation, so it was time to call the chefs,” Naret said. “It was really a relief for them, and for [the media].”

Naret called each of the 23 chefs earning a star, including L2O’s Laurent Gras, the chef who abruptly left the restaurant earlier this month. Gras was in New York and will fly back to attend a reception thrown by Michelin on Wednesday, Naret said.

L2O earned three stars, the highest honor, as did Alinea.

via Michelin director vows to get to bottom of Yelp leak – Digging in.

random, Daniel Pink: I love these animations.

RSA Animate – Drive « RSA Comment.

RSA Animate – Crisis of Capitalism « RSA Comment.




“There is, indeed, something inexpressibly pleasing, in the annual renovation of the world, and the new display of the treasures of nature.” – Samuel Johnson Week Ending 4.10.2010

4.10.2010 … jbt marathoning pilot mountain … ewt enjoying boulder … madt plans to dance the night away … coffee with the trobs … oh, and another unbelievably gorgeous day ..

Supreme Court:

Those comfortable with Stevens’ role as the dean of the court’s liberal bloc hailed his “leadership,” his “commitment to expanding freedom” and his “irreplaceable” perspective.

From the right came admiration of his “devotion to the institution” and “historic service,” coupled with caveats about “different judicial philosophies.”

President Obama lauded Stevens for having “applied the Constitution and the law of the land with fidelity and restraint” and said “his leadership will be sorely missed.”

via Reaction To The Retirement Of Justice John Paul Stevens : NPR.

-and –

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court’s oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill. We can’t say it’s all that surprising, but it’s huge news nonetheless.

via Breaking: Justice Stevens to Step Down – Law Blog – WSJ. Continue reading ‘“There is, indeed, something inexpressibly pleasing, in the annual renovation of the world, and the new display of the treasures of nature.” – Samuel Johnson Week Ending 4.10.2010’


THE WEEK/My Week 3.13.2010


This has been a fun week.  I enjoy architectural icons and how they evoke memories and symbolize a place.  So my favorite stories this week involved the demolition of the Gwinnett is Great twin water towers and the death of Bruce Graham, the architect responsible for many of Chicago’s icons, including the Sears Tower and the John Hancock Tower.

And next week … pi/pie day, and March Madness is beginning … got to love that!

Enjoy my week in review!

Continue reading ‘THE WEEK/My Week 3.13.2010’


My Newsweek 1.30.10

Since last week …

  • James Taylor came up in a conversation.  You either love him or hate him and it may be a generational thing, which is interesting because I have been impressed how “my” music overlaps with my children’s music.

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So I give you a litte James this week  (and some then and now images) …

Maybe it’s the hair??

And my good friend Cary reminded me of her blog post on JT  where she compared him to Mister Rogers —  I’ve Seen Fire, and I’ve Seen Rain « Holy Vernacular!

  • Recombobulation Area … 

Daniel Pink  found this at  Milwaukee’s airport.

I posted it on FB and had a great discussion about “discombobulate” — we southerners thought it was a southern expression … unique to our mammas!  Right CHS and EWP?

Obviously I run around with a crowd of discombobulated folks … all in need of a “Recombobulation Area”

Emotionally intelligent signage . . . in an airport? | Daniel Pink

  • I wonder if anyone’s child in 70 years will be proclaiming that their father “held the ropes” for the stars at the Avatar premiere?

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Another interesting architectural tidbit; this one on the history of golf clubs/country clubs — From the WSJ – The 19th Hole Goes Back to Golf –All-Purpose Clubhouses Are Giving Way to Havens More Focused on the Game

  • My first Twitter Party — I don’t think I would do it again.  It is very distracting when watching a show.  Tweeting is enjoyable for sporting events … since I never pay attention anyway.  Masterpiece | Emma | PBS
  • fun …

“But the tablet seems driven by nothing more than desire. Just take a breath…put the tablet down…and back away…slowly.”

  • This week, Tom Marshburn (Davidson ’82) returned to campus and talked  about his experiences as an astronaut and his first space shuttle mission last summer (“What I did for my summer vacation …”) . It was interesting on so many fronts.  He was someone who fulfilled a lifelong dream, yet was “happy at every stage of life”.  Here are two posts from about his visit.

Marshburn with students

  • Interesting story of Davidson student’s success.
Student’s Paper for Economics Class Merits Publication in International Journal  …
  • I just love the Clydesdales.  In marketing at its best, my mom always chose her holiday beer pruchases by who had the best ads.  The clydesdale ads are by far some of the best.  This article links you to A-B’s post 9-11 clydesdale ad.  I vote for the clydesdales.

  • And Joni posted this on her daughter’s wall …

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ” – J. B. Priestley

There don’t seem to be enough nice things to say about Davidson’s Stephen Curry.  Stephen Curry: The son also rises –

And thank you all for the kind birthday wishes (one of my favorites was from Davidson friend James Baskin “Alenda Lux Ubi Happy Birthitas” … a play on Davidson’s motto – “Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas” (Latin)/”Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty Has Arisen” (English)) … It was a great day.  I accomplished something (a new driver’s license), got something for free (Daniel Pink’s Drive),  shared time with friends, ate a good meal, and enjoyed family.  It was a great day!

Love to you all …

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