Why Picasso Made Tons of Sketches?

Spain, 1937. German and Italian warplanes assault the tiny village of Guernica. It’s the first aerial bombing of a defenseless civilian population and the result is pure horror.

The journalist George Steer watches the atrocity and writes a chilling eyewitness report. Picasso, who’s exiled in Paris, reads Steer’s report, and decides to throw all his artistic energy into creating a masterpiece that will bring the world’s attention to this genocide in his homeland.

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Why Did The Industrial Age End?

Each historical age is defined by a challenge. The challenge of the industrial age was productivity. The human needs and wants simply exceeded was could be produced by pre-industrial means.

The response to this challenge was mass production. Innovations like Frederick Taylor’s task analysis and Henry Ford’s assembly lines resulted in an extreme increase in productivity. Peter Drucker estimated that the industrialization of work lead to an incredible fifty-fold increase in productivity of the individual worker!

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5 Simple Ways to Read More Books

In my last post I wrote why we should read more books. In this one I share my best tips on how you can actually do it…

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