Great article about the power of good ideas and how we react when one is forced onto us.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” -Upton Sinclair
Innovation can not be planned, but creating spaces where Googlers can bump into each other and interact fosters innovation.
Food is a window into culture. Learning to cook a dish from your heritage will make you a better global citizen by enriching your mind—and belly. So this month spend some time with a grandmother and learn how to cook a dish she knows well. This may be with your grandmother, someone else’s grandmother, or your grandfather—because he’s the cook of the family. Whether it’s Japanese rice balls, Brazilian feijoada, Ukrainian varenyky, or curry vindaloo, learn how to make at least one dish from one part of your heritage. It might be tuna casserole or tamales or thin-crust pizza. Either way: take notes, ask questions, and taste. You’ll learn how to make something to share with others while also reconnecting with a part of your past. Think of it as culinary archaeology, only tastier.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
—Oprah Winfrey, via The Daily Love