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Brian Dahlen
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Groove Salad by Crazywulf
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Living on Maui

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Favorite Quotes:

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley
The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can somehow become great.
Mark Twain

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Slumbering Titania by Crazywulf Freyja by Crazywulf
psy flower by Crazywulf July Psy Fizz by Crazywulf Deviant Bulb by Crazywulf Goa trance by Crazywulf Future Wack by Crazywulf
Demise of the Dumbest by Crazywulf The Out Building by Crazywulf Sophia at the old farmhouse by Crazywulf Europe Bay 2001 by Crazywulf August Chocolate by Crazywulf The Birdman of the Backyard by Crazywulf Surreal Bust Portrait by Crazywulf Ambient Still Feb 5th 2009 by Crazywulf

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Favorite Car: 1970 Boss 302
Current Residence: Maui
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite photographer: Frantisek Drtikol
Favourite style of art: Primitive-self taught.
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch
Video game sys ps3 ps2 Nexus7
Fav Games: Minecraft, MINCRAFT!!!!.....MINECRAFT!!!!!
(Someone, please help me)

Skin of choice: dA chatroom #CrazyRants
Favourite cartoon character: Krazy Kat

Conceptual economy

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 13, 2014, 9:42 PM

Conceptual economy is a term describing the contribution of creativity, innovation, and design skills to economic competitiveness, especially in the global context.
Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, recognized the role of conceptual output as early as 1997 in a speech at the University of Connecticut when he said "The growth of the conceptual component of output has brought with it accelerating demands for workers who are equipped not simply with technical know-how, but with the ability to create, analyze, and transform information and to interact effectively with others." By 2004, he had developed his views on the topic, referring to reductions in manufacturing in the United States, outsourcing to India and China, excess of supply and the global marketplace, all leading to the increasing conceptualization of economic output

In his book A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink explains how the economy is now moving from the information age to the conceptual age. He describes how abundance (over-supply), Asia (outsourcing) and automation contribute to the need for business to concentrate on cognitive or creative assets such as design, storytelling, teamwork, empathy, play and meaning. He bases his approach on brain functions explaining how qualities dependent on the left hemisphere of the brain (logic, knowledge) now need to be complemented by those associated with right-brained processes (intuition and creative thinking).

Other contributors to our understanding of the conceptual economy include Tom Friedman who describes the opportunities of globalization in his book The World is Flat. He emphasizes the importance of the internet and personal computers for communications and software sharing across the globe. This explains how American companies are able to outsource a substantial portion of their business to India and China with no disruptions for the customer.

Tom Kelley is also a key player in the field, both as general manager of IDEO, a highly successful design and innovation company, and the author of two widely acclaimed books: The Art of Innovation, highlighting the importance of brainstorming and teamwork in product creation; and The Ten Faces of Innovation, explaining the role of assets such as empathy, storytelling, individual experiences and stimulating work environments in fostering creative ideas.

The key steps behind the conceptual economy fall into the following categories:
The evolving state of the economy

Until quite recently, our understanding of the economy was based on the premise that the way forward would depend on traditional values and qualifications such as those for accountants, lawyers, engineers, mathematicians or computer programmers. With the new opportunities resulting from globalization and the internet, the accepted forms of success are losing ground to scenarios drawing on innovative ideas. Here there is an increasing need for artists, designers and creative authors to contribute not only to product design but also to business management and strategic planning.

Areas deserving particular attention are related to three key developments:

For the past 15 or 20 years, the Western economies (Europe, North America) have experienced a situation of fully dependable supply of basic goods, including round-the-year abundance of agricultural produce, with the result that a significant proportion of households have begun to look for more than just the basic necessities. Families now look for goods which extend beyond the basic norm such as organic foods or sophisticated digital television sets, mobile phones and cars with four-wheel drive, cruise control or integrated navigation systems.

Given the low costs of labor in developing countries such as China, India and the Philippines, American and European companies are now outsourcing or offshoring an ever increasing proportion of their production, manufacturing or service tasks to foreign countries. As a result, job opportunities in the West are slowly moving away from routine tasks such as accounting, telephone support services, computer programming and electronic component manufacturing. The efficiency of outsourcing has also been improving as the internet continues to provide increasingly reliable and ever faster global communications links.

In industry too, the development of robotics and automated manufacturing facilities means that opportunities for traditional jobs in industries such as automobile manufacturing and food processing are also diminishing. Ever higher levels of qualification are now required to contribute to operations that are largely computerized.[3]
Mobile phones now offer a wide range of additional features
New areas of opportunity

Partly a result of the above factors, a wide range of new facilities and opportunities has begun to emerge. These include:

    the development of appealing new internet-based facilities for sales and services,
    transportation logistics for better coordination of component supply and product distribution,
    customer-oriented interactive travel guides for more efficient and often cheaper travel abroad,
    value-added products combining a number of services, often into one small unit,
    computerized courseware to enhance on-the-job training, and
    sophisticated design tools for greater production efficiency.

Virtually every area of industry can benefit from developments of this kind both to improve the products themselves and to offer better marketing opportunities and after-sales services. As a result, these factors are seen as major contributors to increased productivity and economic growth.
Criteria for economic success

Drivers behind the conceptual economy, can be categorized into the following areas:

Educational institutions need to place more emphasis on creativity and the arts rather than on traditional qualifications in the areas of engineering and management. In particular, more attention needs to be devoted to basic literacy, analytical and critical thinking, synthesis and quantitative skills:
Creativity and artistry

Until now, information technology has had considerable impact on the economy. Increasingly, success will depend on how to make use of the knowledge and information that has emerged. Here qualities such as intuition, creativity and game-based approaches will become ever more important.
Cultural and technical diversity

Prosperity and competitiveness in the 21st century will depend on an understanding of diverse national cultures and how to draw on their ideas in order to assist the innovation process. Here too, there will be a need for more extensive teamwork, creativity and leading-edge thinking, all in the context of the global economy.

Be kind anyway.

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 11, 2014, 10:39 PM

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”  ― Mother Teresa

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Experienced anything paranormal? 

38 deviants said Yes (explain if you will)
19 deviants said I haven't but I believe paranormal things exist.
16 deviants said No, I don't believe in this sort of thing.
9 deviants said No I haven't but I know ppl who have had experiences
3 deviants said boo
No deviants said yeah right...

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ZuzuTurkova Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav! :)
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samugtr Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hi! happy you like one of my works! thank you!
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Thank you for faving !
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Thank you for adding saik to you watch list. It is appreciated :)
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Thank you very veyr very much for the fave mate!!

I'm glad you liked it!

Check my other pics, I think (and I hope) you'll like them!!!

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