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Jenga the great failure metaphor

Jenga the great failure metaphor

Many of us have been there. You and your friends or family are gathered around a table, your hands are shaking, you take hold of one of the rectangular wooden pieces and tug at it, there is resistance, and the tower sways. It might fall, but it also might stay up. You don’t know how the stack of blocks will respond to your touch before you try and remove it. Failure is always a possibility. Jenga is a simple game…

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An award-winning short film about creativity: ALike

An award-winning short film about creativity: ALike

A few weeks ago this short film appeared on my Facebook feed. I’m a sucker for anything about creativity, so when it popped up, I gravitated toward it. Directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez, ALike tells the story of a young boy and his father and their struggle with conformity and loss of creativity. As seems to be the case with a lot of films geared towards children, it’s a cute story with a strong lesson. These kinds of short…

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