Bob Hughes · Small Actions Technology · 1 day ago
Small Action

Stray animals are a problem around the world. But a Turkish company has not only found a solution to a stray-dog problem in Istanbul, it is generated tremendous goodwill by doing so.

Pugedon has installed recycling machines in Istanbul that release food and water for stray dogs, when recyclable plastic bottles are inserted. You put the bottle at the top, and food is released at the bottom. The recycled bottles pay for the …

Bob Hughes · Technology The WE Cycle · 2 days ago
Crowd-funding

Will the crowd help us boldly go where no man has gone before?

It might certainly play a significant role in sending us farther into space.

According to a write-up on Vox.com, a spacecraft known as LIghtSail, so-called for its Mylar sail that catches sunlight and uses those solar particles to propel forward was successfully launched into space yesterday.  —

Vox reporter Joseph Stromberg …

Bob Hughes · 'We Values' How to Build a Brand · 3 days ago
Priceless Artwork

You may have heard about the latest whopping sale of an artwork, this one a 1955 painting by Pablo Picasso that sold for $179.4 million at Christie’s auction house. “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)”.

Was it worth it? Of course not. It’s a painting. Even an excellent painting. But nothing like that is “worth” almost $180 million or any other astronomical sum.

Is it worth more than the “Juan de Pareja” by Velazquez, which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York? …

Peter H. Diamandis · Business Productivity · 4 days ago
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In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re featuring content from entrepreneur and author Peter Diamandis. His new bestseller, co-written with Steven Kotler, is “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” These blogs, written with Bob Hughes, explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

Readers can find more about forward-thinking executives, groundbreaking technology and the insights that Peter Diamandis shines on society in “Bold,” and in

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 5 days ago
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Bobby and John are dead now.

John was the older of the fated pair. When he died, Bobby followed the funeral procession and then was taken home.

When Bobby turned up missing the next day, they found him lying on John’s grave. Time after time they took Bobby home and again and again he escaped, each time returning to the grave.

People began to take pity on him.

The cemetery’s gardener, James Brown, began bringing Bobby his meals. James Anderson, who lived across the street, …