China’s drill-and-kill education system makes kids very good at passing exams but very bad at thinking + innovating.

Less is more

Private-schools chief warns children are overloaded with structured extracurricular activities. Says let them “just go out and mooch about in the garden.”


Slow and the Slow Fix

In 2013, I spoke at the WorldBlu conference in Denver, Colorado. WorldBlu promotes freedom and democracy in the workplace.

The idea is that  people and organisations work better when they leave behind the old command-and-control approach.

This is an interview I gave shortly after delivering my keynote.

Boredom rocks!

Boredom smacks of failure in our culture of distraction + diversion. But it can also spur creative thinking + a fresh exploration of the world + the self. For kids and adults.