Getting the Best of Bad Times

People don’t always want what’s good for them, but they like to know there’s at least some good in the bad. In a bad economy, which no one wants, the Flexible Flux Wave points to a striving for equilibrium in unemployment. … Read More

Twitter Lynch Mob and the Amazon Fail Debacle Part 2

Fail Fast: “Amazon Fail” and Unprecedentedly Fast Spread of information on the Social Web.

From Wikipedia: Crowds that gather on behalf of a grievance can involve herding behavior that turns violent, particularly when confronted by an opposing ethnic or racial group.- Behavior in crowds … Read More

Fear the Buff Culture

Way out in right field, from a strange little country named Japan, comes this oddity. Is it a space age ninja accessory? Is it a Hannibal Lector Halloween costume for Ladies? No, it is the latest in beauty technology, a … Read More

Digging in the Dirt: Permaculture Down Under

We find a lot of rarified design concepts in Green Echo like the swordfish inspired motorcycle or octopus beanbag, but taking nature’s cues can be a lot more down to earth. It helps to see GREEN ECHO evidence as a … Read More

The Skin Game

Laura Croft looks so great saving the world with her clothes on, why would she need to take them off? How about to save her job. Desperate times call for desperate measures, or in this case getting down to the bare essentials. … Read More

Military Says: We’re Hiring

With high sign on bonuses, competitive salaries, family health insurance, education benefits and job skills for a civilian career, it’s doesn’t take Einstein to understand why in a faltering economy military recruitment is up –way up. And let’s take note … Read More

Ibex Reduex

While not a new idea, the notion of bringing extinct animals back to life is gaining a scientific foothold. Although all attempts to create the first inhabitant of a real life Jurassic Park have failed, a recent experiment at the … Read More

Shoe Repair Up in the Downturn

An article in the Wall Street Journal tells the story of a profession that has been in decline for decades that is finally seeing an upsurge in business; Shoe Cobblers. Once a thriving business, wealth and the relatively cheap price … Read More

Thank You, Kind Stranger

Remember when Post Secret was an amazing breakthrough in the way secrets were shared? Since then, the book has gone on to spawn multiple variations and several others have taken the idea of secret sharing to different formats, from using … Read More

Twitter Lynch Mob and the Amazon Fail Debacle Part 1

In case you don’t know, it has been a rough couple of days for our friends over at Amazon. If  you haven’t been following the rapidly unfolding drama known as  “Amazon fail” here is a recap. On Sunday, the twittersphere … Read More