The North Star School Arkitema Architects
"North Star School is a municipal primary school with approximately 1,200 students spread across four lanes and a large special class section. The school is in its star form an expression of its own structure. Each thanks to the star is a division of two vintages with its own identity, decorated in its own way, targeting exactly the age group that will be staying there.
The star is centered on a common square, heart space, where all school zones meet - a learning center, which is emphasized by a large red and sculptural library staircase. This is the school’s dynamo, where both professionalism and opportunity for social interaction are woven together in an inspiring environment.”
Walk this way: A Chinese city has installed a special sidewalk lane for distracted walkers.
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In 1973, Hannah Arendt became the first woman to speak at the prestigious Gifford Lectures — an annual series established in 1888 aiming “to promote and diffuse the study of natural theology in the widest sense of the term,” bridging science, philosophy, and spirituality. Titled The Life of the Mind, her lecture, later expanded into a book, is a spectacular meditation on thinking vs. knowing and the difference between truth and meaning.
Groupthink can set in for new employees in mere days—which is why you should ask them on Day One what’s wrong with your company.
When something isn’t working out quite right, CEOs are often the last to know. But not at Emerald Therapeutics.
The biotech startup tasks all new hires with an unusual mandate: each new employee must fill out a “fresh-eye journal” criticizing and analyzing all aspects of the company. Newcomers are asked questions like “Describe a decision that the company has made that raises an eyebrow for you?” And their feedback is read by company co-CEOS Brian Frezza and D.J. Kleinbaum.
Frezza and Kleinbaum say they came up with the idea a year ago to help their startup avoid the trappings of corporate dysfunction and groupthink. After all, they founded Emerald with the idea of taking advantage of such weaknesses in the biotech industry.
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In my years of working alongside the most successful artists, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and educators, one factor that separates them from everyone else is their ability to be decisive.
Decision-making is difficult for many people, particularly these days, when we face more…
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Passion is not helpful advice…(Wise words from Simon)
“The question is, where does passion come from? Passion is a result…passion is an energy. Passion is the feeling you have when you‘re engaging something that you love. Passion is the feeling that you have that: you would probably do this for free, and you can’t believe that somebody pays you to do it.
And I think we mistake that passion is something we do in our private lives, but it shouldn’t be done in our careers for example. And I’m a firm believer that; you are who you are. And anybody who says: “I’m different at home than I am at work”, in one of those two places, you’re lying…
And the goal is to make everything you do…at home and at work, something that you have excitement to do. ”
- Simon Sinek
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I remember all of my bosses. Some were bad. Most were good.
But only one was, in the best possible way, truly memorable.
Unforgettable bosses possess qualities that may not show up on paper but always show up where it matters most — in the minds and even hearts of the people they lead.