We are discussing the effects of beliefs on behavior. What we believe is critical to our success and our happiness in all facets of life. Beliefs are really nothing more than thoughts or clusters of thoughts that result in feelings. We habitually think more than 60,000 thoughts a day which produce feelings. That’s quite a few thoughts. We can’t possibly keep track of all of them. The good news is we can use our feelings to figure out what we are thinking. If we feel good we are thinking positive and along the lines of what we want or what we want to include. If we feel less than glorious it... Read more

Can you design something so that people stay politically engaged?

How would you design a fabric that is made out of waste?

What if it was possible to design a spot where people feel safe?

Or a game that provides people suffering from Alzheimer game with a channel of communication?

The artist and innovator Daan Rosegaarde says. “You make the things, but the things also make you. . . Good design never stops. You must remain a voluntary prisoner of your own imagination.” Design thinking is different from analytical thinking and the underlying idea is to build up ide... Read more

In 17th and 18th centuries England, France, and Spain contested the Dutch domination of world trade and the control over the seas and trade routes. After initial English successes, the war ended in a decisive Dutch victory.

In 1667 Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter sailed up to the river Thames and attacked the British Royal navy in her home base and towed away the Royal Charles, pride and flagship of the English fleet to display it as a tourist attraction in Hellevoedssluis in the Netherlands. It was one of the worst defeats in the Royal Navy's history, comparable with that of th... Read more