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A gastronomic audience with Gérard Depardieu

November 2nd, 2015 Comments off



Laurent Audiot and Gérard Depardieu at a watercress farm in Méréville, France Alastair Miller

Laurent Audiot and Gérard Depardieu at a watercress farm in Méréville, France Foto: Alastair Miller1



What Europe is watching is Gérard Depardieu feeding himself. At one point he rants against the globalisation and says: „Dinner shouldn’t come to us. We should go to dinner. When I want french food, I must travel to France – Not the other way around.”



Change is good

August 14th, 2015 Comments off



Change is good

Mail just in says: “Change is good”
No pun intended, Austin.




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“Change is good.” says my darling daughter in her ever so eloquent, recent mail and proves her thesis with this simple truth: “It’s reliable”.

She has a way with words, an amazing husband, is courageous and most likely a fabulous mom to my grandson Callum. All well out there in Oregon. All well here too. Hurray for the Curriers! Thank you.



The little Engine

July 29th, 2015 Comments off

Good things

June 1st, 2015 Comments off



Good Things by Austin Kleon

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From the desk of Austin Kleon





A pointer to creative failure

May 6th, 2015 Comments off



AMOUR 65 1 ©MalavidaTry being focused – concentration is key

AMOUR 65 1 ©Malavida



And then she says something I needed to hear:


Your authority comes from your audience, from how you help that audience get something they want.



AMOUR 65 3 © Malavida



Four unread messages

April 13th, 2015 Comments off



four unread messages

Four unread messages



  1. SAP and German Telekom, commissioned to define a standard for Industry 4.0, an initiative by the German government, marks the opposite of a solid decision. Both businesses have made a name for themselves with proprietary software. The web as we know it, owes much of its dynamic development to open source and the acceptance of a standard of usability defined by user behavior accepting such usability.
  2. Can algorithms do the math?
  3. End all sedate, self-indulgent twaddle, all eyes on usability.
  4. Knowledge transfer is broken.



Color in advertising and web

April 7th, 2015 Comments off

Move over citizen journalism: here comes a much smarter future – By Stephen Khan

March 31st, 2015 Comments off



Move over citizen journalism: here comes a much smarter future



First off or perhaps there is a simultaneous development underway, the consumer is returning to being a citizen and continues to take on responsibility. When did the citizen become a consumer anyway?



Can I still post cat pictures?

Yes you can.



A little souvenir

March 26th, 2015 Comments off



A Little Souvenir

A little souvenir from the German/French Arte tv documentary:
Wünsche werden wahr. Die Entstehung des Kaufhauses
(whishes come true – the rise of the department store)



“The customer is not dependant on us – we are dependant on her.”

“The customer is not bothersome, she doesn’t disrupt our work, it is her what it’s all about.”

“We don’t do her a favour when we serve her. She does us a service when she offers the opportunity to serve her.”

Aristide Boucicaut, Bon Marché



This Idea must die

March 2nd, 2015 Comments off


A compendium of answers Edge founder John Brockman collected by posing his annual question — “What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”

“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,” — Charles Darwin.

A catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.



Much effort and rigor goes into what idea we must dispose of. Is it time to consider that in the early 21. century we are picking up where the age of enlightenment left of in the 18th Century?

A belief that animals where without foresight and empathy is what we fifty-somethings grew up with.
We believed that fishes won’t feel pain since they were not equipped with a voice we could understand.

Read in full by Maria Popova.