When the Society for Community Organization , a charity that helps badly housed Hong Kong , trying to educate the local government on the people who live in the real vertical slums  are the “ cubicle apartments “ , it gives this kind of images. It is now estimated at more than 100,000 the number of people who occupy these micro-slumswho do not say their name. More on this topic  here . Upstream on the density of HK , see here .


According to Net Impact’s recent Talent Report: What Workers Want in 2012, the Millennial generation wants, and expects, to do good and do well in their paid work. In fact, a majority of students (65 percent) expect to make a difference in the world through their work, and 53 percent would take a 15 percent pay cut to work for an organization whose values matched their own.
Lara Galinsky, “Not Everyone Should be a Social Entrepreneur,” Harvard Business Review.

Adam “MCA” Yauch Tribute Mural in the East Village by Cram Concepts

Love good street art.


 Idea Lab Installation by bluarch architecture


 Budi Satria Kwan

  • The journey begins
  • Watering
Sources said that the Saudi diplomatic mission was unhappy with the rector over his “liberal policies”, particularly when it came to accommodating members of the Shia community. “During the recent cultural week held at the university, the Saudi embassy asked the rector to not invite the Iranian ambassador and his wife to the event, but the rector refused to comply,” the source added.

Saudi Embassy is putting pressure on International Islamic University in Islamabad not to invite Iranians on campus.

I have one simple question for the Saudi government: How about you mind your own business?

(via mehreenkasana)

To be successful in business today, a company must do more than just sell a good product. According to a recent study, 80 percent of Americans are likely to switch brands, if comparable in price and quality, to one that supports a social cause.
"Shopping for a Better World," NY Times.

When Obama endorsed marriage equality…


… I just felt like I was excited, I felt relaxed, and:



1950: Mark Rothko’s White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose)

Rothko. Yes.


1950: Mark Rothko’s White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose)

Rothko. Yes.

Or consider solar lanterns as a replacement for kerosene. They are safer, cheaper and far healthier. But that’s not the problem. The problem is building a marketing and distribution network that permits you to rapidly educate a billion people as to why they want to buy one at a price that would permit you to make them in quantity.

Sure, you need a solution to the problem. But mostly what you need is a self-funding method to scale your solution, a way of interacting with the market that gains in strength over time so you can start small and get big, solving the problem as you go.

Seth Godin always spits truth.