Fried Friday: Water Out of Thin Air?

At timesI have a tendency to depress myself thinking about the state of the world. A winter without snow doesn’t help. Heap on global warming, rising healthcare prices, state revenues dipping — okay you get the picture. But I came across a TED talk by Navi Radjou who shares some amazing innovations. These are inspirations that he claims have sprung from times when resources are scarce and people have had to dig deep into human ingenuity to make more from less.

The current state of the Alaskan budget and resources for the university in general are pretty scary. Yet Radjou advises that we turn adversity into opportunity. Can we apply his three principles to higher education? They are:

  • Keeping it simple
  • Leveraging existing resources
  • Thinking and acting horizontally

Watch the video and see what you think.

Creative Problem Solving TED





Enjoy your weekend!