Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity:
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
The unedited voice of a person :
...if you know history, the most important ideas often are the unpopular ones.
What there is always a shortage of ... is courage to say the exceptional thing, to be an individual, to stand up for your beliefs, even if they aren't popular.
Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality:
In systems where many people are free to choose between many options, a small subset of the whole will get a disproportionate amount of traffic (or attention, or income), even if no members of the system actively work towards such an outcome. This has nothing to do with moral weakness, selling out, or any other psychological explanation. The very act of choosing, spread widely enough and freely enough, creates a power law distribution.
A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy:
The likelihood that any unmoderated group will eventually get into a flame-war about whether or not to have a moderator approaches one as time increases.
Bonus 1: Hans Rosling: Myths about the developing World
Bonus 2: Gapminder.org