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Public School education was originally conceived by the Prussians. Massachussetts decided it was a good idea. The core concepts of education were: standardization and measurement. This enabled everyone to get a core education at scale — most people got a decent education to participate in society which was fueled by the industrialization of america. In addition the concept of tracking enabled the smarter (or wealthier) kids to get better training so that they can manage lots of people.

http://www.quora.com/Education/In-history-how-did-society-react-to-the-current-education-system-when-it-was-new

Peter Thiel's framework on economies and cultural mindsets

I love the two by two matrix and how we can use this as a way to understand different working assumptions for the broader macroeconomic investing strategies (and thus trickles down into what risks one should take as an individual, startup founder, and investor) 

A brief history of the corporation

this is a great article discussing how the operating structure of the corporation came about. its neat to view it through the lens of history and how this structure ultimately became the most egalitarian and boldest inventions of the 20th century.

what drives people: purpose, autonomy, mastery.

I want to get up in the morning and do something amazing.

Interesting use of interactivity for education - -Interactive Exploration of a Dynamical System (by Bret Victor)

Just started getting into the khan academy after hearing about it on 60 minutes. I think the disembodied voice coupled with the animated diagramming makes it feel like a tutor is sitting right next to you (by khanacademy)

brett victor explains his overarching philosophy to what makes good work… creators need an immediate connection between their ideas an what they are doing. Time stamp 00:31 - 00:34 is my favorite

A great resource for appropriate use of motion graphics in interface design

A great resource for appropriate use of motion graphics in interface design

Disney Animation Principles

1) Slow In Slow Out - This principle describes the inertia of objects. A motion is introduced by acceleration and the final position is predictable by the deceleration of the object. So, »Slow In and Slow Out« is easier to follow and appears to be faster.

2) Follow Through -  explains that objects in the real world don’t stop suddenly, but the motion concludes in a contrary motion. It can be used to underline the limits in the Interface (e.g. the bounce at the end of a list). It highlights the end of a motion.

3) Anticipation - prepares the user for the upcoming motion by a contrary motion at the beginning to grab the user’s attention – A golfer making a swing has to swing the club back first. »Anticipation« highlights the beginning of a motion.

4) Squash and Stretch - This principle conveys how soft objects can transform under speed and collision. It gives a sense of weight and flexibility to an object. A ball stretches at higher speed, and compresses at collision. It highlights the in be-tween and the end of a motion.

5) Arcs - This principle describes that real objects don’t move on straight lines. Most natural actions occur along an arched trajectory. This indicated the beginning and the end of a motion. »Arcs« highlights the in between and the end of a motion.
6) Secondary Animation - Adding secondary actions to the main action gives a scene more life, and can help to support the main action. »Secondary Action« explains that the motion of real objects has impact on other objects. It highlights the in be-tween and the end of a motion.

(Source: ui-transitions.com)