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Time is Money – “Ten in Three” Idea

Posted in architecture, conference, ideas, inspiration, internet by aldorf on July 27, 2011

There are numerous efforts in the non-profit sector to re-think the way people donate, but not many with a method quite so personal as Taylor Conroy’s. Ten In Three is his initiative to persuade groups of friends to contribute USD 10,000 in just three hours, to be put towards the construction of a new school in a disadvantaged area. Amazing and inspiring idea!

What Is The Future of Money? This Film Has Some Answers

Posted in film, ideas, your take on... by aldorf on November 15, 2010

Venessa Miemis and Gabriel Shalom recently interviewed people about the future of money. The result is a quick, useful, vibrant tour of how society sees wealth, value and the mechanisms for making those concepts useful in the world. Check it out!

My Personal Short Review Of Art Forum Berlin 2010

Posted in art, photography by aldorf on October 14, 2010

(Mea Culpa by Norbert Bisky, 2010. Oil on Canvas)

 

I am always inspired and overwhelmed, in a positive way, seeing all that creativity and artistic work together in one spot. Here just a short list:

Galerie Gebr. Lehmann

Tilman Hornig

Yeondoo Jung

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Galerie Martin Asbæk

Ebbe Stub Wittrup,

Niels Bonde,

Cathrine Raben Davidsen,

Sabine Dehnel,

Martin Liebscher,

Kanteera Pethrith

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UJINO, Sound Sculptures

Interview with the Artist

Video 1

Video 2

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Kunstagenten

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs, (Tonk) (Installation Florenz)

Thorsten Brinkmann (Potraits) (Sculptures)

Lars Teichmann (Works)

Sarah Schoenfeld

Daniele Buetti

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BitteBitteJaJa, Cadavres exquis vivants

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How Much A Country’s Leader Is Paid Compared To GDP Per Person

Posted in Uncategorized, your take on... by aldorf on July 23, 2010

On Monday July 5th Raila Odinga, Kenya’s prime minister, rejected the pay increase he was awarded by the country’s parliament last week. MPs had granted Mr Odinga a rise to nearly $430,000 a year, while giving themselves a 25% increase to $161,000. This boost would place Mr Odinga among the highest-paid political leaders in the world. More worryingly, his salary would be some 240 times greater than the country’s GDP per person. (read more…)

(source: the economist)

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Posted in Animation, ideas by aldorf on June 20, 2010

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace….www.theRSA.org

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callingallinnovators.com by Nokia

Posted in ideas by aldorf on January 18, 2010

The Nokia Growth Economy Venture Challenge is awarding the entrant with the best idea for the emerging markets a $1 million investment from Nokia.

They have fielded lots of local teams to research markets around the world and have found that Nokia needs to help make local solutions viable to increase phone usage. The world’s biggest cell phone maker has sold more than 750 million basic phones in the emerging markets over the last five years. The 1616, costs around $32, a month’s wage in many countries. Yet it sells in huge number, thanks to customized services that makes it far more useful in emerging markets. In India, Nokia has set up a system, Progress Project, to allow small business (like farms) to send transactional data back and forth via text message. So whole businesses are running on cell phones, with farmers in rural areas able to auction off onions in western India. Nokia Money service brings together payments on a global scale. It isn’t tied to a single bank, carrier, or country. It’s important because 75 percent of the world’s people still haven’t sent an email. The company hopes that developers will create many more apps that can be useful in different regions of the world, from Sesame Street educational phone apps to local business directories. (CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo at CES)


Wesabe, Community Of Real People Dealing With Real Money Issues

Posted in web by aldorf on January 7, 2010

Wesabe is a community of real people dealing with real money issues. Named “Best Free Budgeting Web Site” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Wesabe supports more than 6,000 financial institutions in more than 30 countries. Take control of your money, find the best values in your area, and reach your financial goals by joining the Wesabe community.

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