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For Inspiration: “Walking in My Shoes” by Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher dies aged 60. Pioneering British electronic band confirm his death on social media, saying ‘Fletch had a true heart of gold’

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For Inspiration: “Tears in the Rain” Theme by Vangelis

Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks, dies aged 79

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Learn how SAP helped Coldplay’s Eco-Friendly Tour offset Carbon Footprint

This year, Coldplay is uniting with SAP for an eco-friendly carbon-offsetting Music Of The Spheres World Tour

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For Inspiration: “Freedom” by Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste won Best Music Video for “Freedom”: I don’t know about you, but I just gotta get up and dance every time I hear this song!

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For Inspiration: “Everlong” by Foo Fighters

Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters has died. He was 50. Rest in Peace, Taylor!

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Design Innovation Readings

What the creative collaboration on the music of Cowboy Bebop can teach us about Agile Practices

In this post I talk about what the collaboration between the producers of Cowboy Bebop and Japanese composer Yoko Kanno for creating the music of show can teach us about Agile Practices.

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For Inspiration: “Perfeição”

So, it’s been 25 years without Renato Russo. Most of my Brazilian friends have a love/hate relationship with Legião Urbana. But I guess we would all agree on one thing: some of the sentiments he put down on paper are as relevant today as they were 25 years ago. For example: “Perfeição”

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For Inspiration: “Right Now”

there is lot of high flying solos I remember Eddie playing, but my favourite is “Right Now”

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Watch Neil Gaiman’s “Creative Writing Lessons”

Neil Gaiman while answering questions about Creative Writing tackles the question all writers hate; where do you get your ideas from? He jokes about this first but then explains why this is, and why this is such a difficult question for writers

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Living in Germany: 10 myths about culture 

Culture is one of the driving engines for German soft power. The federal and state governments invest more than 10 billion euros annually in cultural endeavors like youth theaters, music schools, chamber orchestras, renovations of historical buildings or museum expansions. That adds up to 123 euros per citizen – the cost of a mid-sized Ikea bookshelf […]