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Applying Elon Musk’s First Principles Thinking

What does it mean for Elon Musk to start from first principles? When does he address a given technological challenge? Can we take inspiration from the approach and apply it to other problem sets in front of us? Too rarely if ever people running established processes ask themselves: “If I went back to the drawing …

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Blinded by our senses?

In a full scale labyrinth representing the center of Athens, in absolute darkness, I spent an hour with a blind guide discovering what it means to not to see, at “Dialogue in the Dark”. The challenges and the curious and the deep discoveries that one can make in this adventure are enlightening. We take for …

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Common Sense and Technology Turn Problems into Fun Challenges

My daughter, Giordana, 15, and her boyfriend, Emil, 18, wanted to go to Lucca Comics. A couple of mistakes turned their trip into a day-long adventure involving trains, police, banks and a lot of laughter. With the use of common sense, empathy and technology, they went through the challenges of the day unscathed and learned quite a …

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