Re: What is the single most important invention that shaped the last millennium?
That is a good question. I would argue that the printing press was most important. Without it, the Protestant revolution, enlightenment, and scientific advancement would have been greatly effected. The dispersal of religious texts in the vernacular spread and popularized the Protestant revolution. The sharing of scientific theories through publication accelerated technical progress. Even the ideas of the various revolutions (American, French, and Russian) relied on the press. Ideas are a major factor in driving history.
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
The next gold rush might take place in our sewers.
- Even though we think of it as exceedingly rare, gold can be found all around us.
- The trouble is, most of the gold is hard to get at; its too diluted in our waste or ocean waters to effectively extract.
- This new technique quickly, easily, and reliably extracts gold from most liquids.
What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.
When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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