Fantastic shopping trolley:

A while ago Alex Bogusky gave me a copy of his book “the 9 inch diet” which was a nice simple way of thinking about the best make up of your food plate.  Eat little and compartmentalise the food groups – make sure there’s lots of veges and not much meat.

Now,  take your dinner plate and supersize it and go back in time to your shopping trip, in fact, to your shopping trolley.  Now only put in what matches to and fits in each compartment.

Simply put, if you’re attracted to ideas that have a good chance of being wrong, and if you’re motivated to prove them right, and if you have a little wiggle room in how you assemble the evidence, you’ll probably succeed in proving wrong theories right…

This makes me miss being a pediatrician. Kids just want to have fun and be kids, even when faced with a problem they can’t comprehend:

Five-year-old Aidan was diagnosed with leukemia on September 13, 2010 and had to start chemotherapy almost immediately, but instead of letting the hospital stays get him down he did what he always does for fun:draw monsters. You can tell from his mom’s blog that he’s a vivacious kid with a great sense of humor, and it’s awesome that he’s keeping a smile on his face in the face of such an adult problem.

To help pay his medical bills, his family has opened an Etsy shop where you can purchase some of his drawings, and the situation is really win-win-win: it gives Aidan something to do during his hospital stays, you get awesome artwork for your walls, and the money goes to his adorable family in their time of need.

via urlesque

A real-time map view on almost all cities around the world that offer bike hire schemes. Currently in London, as of 37 seconds ago:

169 Bikes in use
638 is the highest so far today
4037 bikes currently available in docks 

The future of the internet will be about matching up local supply and demand in real time. Zipcar is doing it for cars. Barclays is doing it for bikes in London. ZocDoc is doing it for doctors in America. I think this is only the beginning. And none of this would be possible if it weren’t for these schemes opening up their data. 

I’m speaking today at The Aspen Institute’s conference in New York entitled: How do you measure success? I’m on a panel with Roger Martin, the dean of the Rotman School of Management in Toronto and Seth Goldman, the founder and CEO of Honest Tea. We’ll be discussing “Design for a sustainable world: Success measures and Process.” The discussion will be broadcast live on Bloomberg TV at 11:30 eastern time. Tune in to hear my thoughts on sustainable health and medical care.