Good shoes are no mean feat


Humans have been protecting their feet with some kind of covering for at least 26,000 years. Some studies of the bones of ancient humans suggest as long as 40,000 years. The Egyptians were the first to take this seriously, creating pads of leather or papyrus bound to the foot with two straps. Depending on region and climate some areas around the world developed shoes independently at Continue Reading

003 – Have a Yodeling Lesson

Yodeling Teacher

I was invited to Vienna by 'ORF' Austria's national public service channel. I was to be a guest on a TV show discussing the current challenges facing public service broadcasting. My Austrian friend Dan picked me up from Gratz and we drove into Vienna a day earlier. Dan had read my 40at40 list and figured he could at least help knock one item off the list. He had wanted to take me on Europe's Continue Reading

Reinventing The Conference

Thinking Digital 2012

Thinking Digital does the conference model really well. It's a humane accessible version of TED. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to attract the innovators looking for and sharing new ideas. The Do Lectures do something amazing between a campfire chat and an intimate mini festival. It's still the most amazing ticketed event I've been to and I feel would be extremely difficult to Continue Reading