Look. Think. Live. 19.

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Look.

Journey Through the Largest Cave in the World. Sơn Đoòng Cave — the largest in the world— wasn’t discovered until 2009. *** How to be confident with the school of life. *** What makes art valuable? Is it love? Rivalry? Or just big business?

Think.

Branding once meant logos. Today it means everything. The brand is undergoing a paradigm shift. It’s no longer a mark. It’s not even a voice. It’s an intelligent entity, a personality, an algorithm capable of learning. *** People are storytellers by nature, but we’re discrete in the ways in which we tell those stories. Something in the way each of us developed has enabled us to share our perspective in unique ways.

Live.

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. These videos will help.*** Why I travel alone as a married woman. I do wonder if the roles were reversed, would my husband receive the same level and intensity of questioning? I imagine not. Extended business trips are par for the course for men, from seafaring Vikings to modern-day executives. People are not yet accustomed to women occupying the same roles, and I suppose it undermines their expectations of how a wife should behave.

New media era

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FORBES

Rise of the neo-generalist

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“The neo-generalist defies easy classification. They are tricksters who traverse multiple domains, living between categories and labels. Encompassing rather than rejecting, the neo-generalist is both specialist and generalist. A restless multidisciplinarian who is forever learning. They bring together diverse people, synthesising ideas and practice, addressing the big issues that confront us in order to shape a better future.”

 

“The Neo-Generalist” by Kenneth Mikkelsen and Richard Martin

The Modern Data Scientist

It’s difficult being a data scientist these days.

Look. Think. Live. 18.

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Together with my best friend, I started a new blog for strong women looking to conquer the world. Have a look, it’s called Alpha Women Rule. *** Surf photography: hold your breadth. *** Vietnam’s breathtaking caves. *** April wallpapers by Smashing Magazine. *** Finally watched Pulp Fiction. We’re gonna be like three little Fonzies here. *** Mario Testino photographing men. *** Logos and calligraphy meetup. *** Coffee vs. religion in the Netherlands.

Think.

“It is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.” The body in Ancient Greece. ***  “No one owes you a good career. You need to earn it.” So Good They Can’t Ignore You *** US Government surveillance. John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. *** Michael Moore takes on capitalism and its inherent flaws, with a specific focus on the US.  *** Marxist theories and Game of Thrones. *** Museums all over the world are selling masterpieces despite fears that they’ll never be seen in public again.

Live.

There’s a new book about my favorite Swedish habit, Fika. *** Het diner, an interesting thriller (in Dutch). *** Fashion is becoming more egalitarian, at least in the New York Times. *** Adding superheroes to boring office walls. *** Growing plants from seeds.