Random finds (2016, week 30) — On mindsets, moonshots, and Art Thinking

Couvent de la Tourette, by Le Corbusier (Alamy)

On mindsets and learning

The Fixed, Growth and Benefit Mindsets.
“Everyone in our community is empowered to contribute in their own unique way. It feels great to be teaching in a school that has a culture of contribution.” — Nick Berryman, a teacher at Fitzroy Community School, Melbourne, Australia.

On moonshots and problem lovers

Astro Teller, ‘captain of moonshots’ at the X, formerly Google X, research lab in Mountain View, Calif. Projects at the Alphabet-owned division have included efforts to change seawater into fuel and make jet packs. (Credit Jason Henry for The New York Times)
The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure, a TEDTalk by Astro Teller.
The Design Kitchen at X.
Google Brain, arguably X’ biggest success, is the one people know the least about. It was an artificial intelligence effort that was spun back into core Google in 2012 and is now embedded in products like voice search and the Google Photos app, in which users can search their albums for images like ‘dogs’ or ‘mountains.’

A bit more …

The specialist–generalist continuum, The Neo-Generalist (LID Publishing, September 2016).
From Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943).

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