Friday, November 20, 2020

Three hundred and sixty five days—One entire year—in the project #CriticalThinking in 365 concepts

As we completed the project right on time, we filed for the election for Nebraska State Board of Education. Shortly, the pandemic reached Fremont Nebraska. This week we the community finally got Yates to build there Yates Illuminates, a community center for everyone. We get to index the last week of our project now. Soon we'll produce the printed version of the one year critical thinking axiomatic project. 

The following project, that we started the very next day after finishing this project, we kept running for a month and then we decided to move it into a partnership on video with a friend. More will follow on that. Now that we have Yates we will most likely build a studio there and YouTube the project on parenting for liberty.

365. We started a new project on parenting for liberty.

364. Serve on the ALTAR of Science.
Ask
Learn
Think
Act
Repeat

363. Hedge.

362. Try to get your message across by persuading. Try harder. Even harder. With patience and endurance and resilience. Then again, _sue_ if you must.

361. Whatever you think you are doing well, an elder will know (or once knew) how to do better. Or to not do at all. 
Choose your friends with wisdom.

360. No matter how cool you think you are you're merely opening doors to others who'll come after you and who may and will not even remember you ever existed. Keep opening them doors anyway. No matter what. 

359. Always beware those who think and act as in "We looked out the window from up there, and we thought, 'We're the cleverest of all, geniuses, and you're all stupid.'" They will always be caught eventually, and they will pay for their deeds. No question about it.

358. Cheat legally. As much as you can. You'll be amazed at the results.

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
InnovationTrek

"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is to not be afraid of making mistakes or appearing naive." Abraham Maslow (1908-70)
"Cogito, ergo sum" (Rene Descartes, 1596-1650) 
"Who is John Galt?"

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Thermal Equipment, Renewable Energy, and Rural Development top of the line work

An amazing source for current and future investment opportunities that cannot fail, if one just finds the right technologies that will prove feasible technically, socio-economically, and thus financially. 

http://www.tererd.pub.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Proceedings-of-TE-RE-RD-2016.pdf

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
InnovationTrek

"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is to not be afraid of making mistakes or appearing naive." Abraham Maslow (1908-70)
"Cogito, ergo sum" (Rene Descartes, 1596-1650) 
"Who is John Galt?"

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Three hundred and fifty seven in the project #CriticalThinking in 365 concepts

One week to go. We're in a market correction just right now, and so many other things happened during this almost a year. Yet, we kept on no matter what. 

Now we're obviously preparing what's next once the year will be over in less than a week. 

351. Make it so that _Nobody saw that coming._ or
It is never when you meet or exceed an expectation that you are going to be successful. We are successful only when we blow away everyone's mind with unexpectedness.

352. The trouble with a university degree is that it's too little too late, too costly and ill directed.

353. "It's just my turn in the barrel." (A Great)

354. Pick a good cause. Volunteer. Never let go. Then pick another one. Keep going. Take with you along as many followers as you may persuade.

355. The trouble with citizenship is that when it's done right it's a full time lifelong job in and by itself. If you don't exercise _your_ power, someone else will. Or, is that the forever opportunity of citizenship?

356. Community. Listen. Understand. Engage. Act. Repeat. 

357. Fight off _all_ urges to merely do or think small. or
"If I catch myself doing anything tactical as opposed to strategy, I'm going home and I'm mowing the lawn." (A Great.)
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aspetrescu_criticalthinking-activity-6637681102293123072-CUFI

We'll certainly first offer the entirety of the content so far in an integrated package, both printed and digital. We expected that everyone learned to apply the work all by themselves with eventual support from me. That didn't truly happen. Yet, the next stage in our journey we will offer more applied content where we hold the reader's hand a little more than in how we worked so far. 

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
InnovationTrek

"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is to not be afraid of making mistakes or appearing naive." Abraham Maslow (1908-70)
"Cogito, ergo sum" (Rene Descartes, 1596-1650) 
"Who is John Galt?"

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Three hundred and fifty days in the project #CriticalThinking in 365 concepts


Only two weeks left in our project. We are already getting ready for the next more advanced project after this one. Have a wild guess: what do you think it will be?

Meanwhile, our index for the past week:

344. Association of those who jumped out or through a window before age 10. 

345. Always find a champion to support you. Give the same or higher level of support in your turn. Always. Every time. 

346. The inter-layers norm is always protest. Community b based protest, even. It is never "smooth compliance." or in other words "There is power in numbers." (David Attenborough)

347. Fight off consciously and systematically _any and all_ Pavlovian response imposed on you. or
The trouble with conditioning all folks during 13+ years of education to bring a candle to school for "success" is that nobody will ever bring an electric bulb and electric generator as a result _and_ be awarded an A. Or even graduate at all.

348. "I could swear I studied this stuff, but it didn't make any sense to me." Just dig deeper. Trust an expert when they have the evidence. Otherwise don't. The hardest part is to learn which is when.

349. Make _before schooling_ a time to be remembered _and_ used forever for every child. or
You may only become the entrepreneur of your life by taking charge.

350. No second thoughts. Ever. Yet, learn.
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aspetrescu_criticalthinking-activity-6635638869637296128-Uwu7

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
InnovationTrek

"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is to not be afraid of making mistakes or appearing naive." Abraham Maslow (1908-70)
"Cogito, ergo sum" (Rene Descartes, 1596-1650) 
"Who is John Galt?"

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Three hundred and forty three days in the project #CriticalThinking in 365 concepts

We are three weeks away from goal completion. At least I am. Where is everyone who chose to follow our exercise is of course up to everyone. 

These last couple of weeks, during a day live university class, I asked of course an ages old question:

"If I drop this Apple [iPad], is it possible that the Apple [iPad] attracts the Earth with a force equal with the force that Earth attracts the Apple [iPad]?"

After some deliberation, my class unanimously declared "not just no, but Hell no!"

The answer is of course _yes._ Not only is it possible, but it's always going to be the case. With an apple 🍎 or an Apple branded product alike.

When Isaac Newton gave that answer back in the mid-late 1600s, they were laughing at him. Our thorough understanding of inertia does actually come from Newton for the most part. Let's assign 1720, when Newton was still alive and by then a celebrity, to be the year when supposedly his answer could have made it to be known by a lot of his contemporaries. Three hundred years ago, and my very smart university students still have—on average, as one student agreed with the statement but she was quickly silenced down—no full understanding of how inertia and gravitation work.

Yet, even Newton, the greatest scientific genius of all times, was eventually later proven wrong, under conditions he did not take into consideration back in his time. Such is always the nature of science. To believe otherwise would mean to bury our head in the sand. 

In this context, my class would sooner or later naturally ask:

"Do you support Mr. X?"

where X is the name of the current President of the United States, at the time of the asking.

Obviously, to that, today and any day, this year and any year, past, current or future, I can only offer this:

"Objection, Your Honor, relevance."

I support the Office of President of the United States. I will always take the freedom to think critically about the performance of any person occupying that position. And I take it to be my responsibility to show others how to do the same, all the time, every time. 

The key concept we were working on introducing was of course _paradigms_ in science.

I find it troublesome that high school graduates admitted to a university don't deal better with paradigms. If humanity will perish it will be due to our inattention to proper education of our youth into thinking and learning for themselves.  All while we have so many excellent examples of Great to follow, but we just chose to ignore them. Maybe we can change that before it gets to be too late. 

337. Write it out. Clearly. Yes, you!


338. Shortage. Necessity is the mother of all invention. Attitude is the father. or
I, or anyone else, cannot teach anyone anything. Y'all, however, can learn anything y'all want to, if y'all so choose.


339. Every good idea may and will first be denounced. Then, once adopted, it will be derailed. The silver lining comes much after all that. If we still seek it by then.


340. "Sometimes you just thank God for making it all so easy." (Jon Meacham)


341. We only see or hear what we want to.


342. If all we do is reacting to others, when is it that we think for ourselves? Use your brain to its fullest. Master your own time.


343. Dichotomy between your personal brand and your "official position."


If we made it to here, then let's stay another few weeks.

As always, let me know if you may have questions.

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
Chief Future Architect, InnovationTrek
We got here. What's next?
Accelerate Innovation. 
In companies and self.
Grow flow. Naturally.
ASPetrescu@InnovationTrek.org

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Three hundred and thirty six days in the project #CriticalThinking in 365 concepts

This last week was:
02/02/2020;
33 days passed in the year;
333 days left in the year. 

For us we remained unabated by that, and by anything else happening around, and we kept plowing ahead, one new concept a day. 

We have less than a short month to go—just four more weeks till project completion. 

330. "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most self conscious of them all?"

331. Always beware of hidden costs. Proactively root them out.

332. "We lost then. But wow, did we learn from it!" (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)

333. David and Goliath, or
"Always look for the man behind the curtain." (Dorothy of Kansas, visiting the Land of Oz)

334. Always do your own research. Assess reliability of sources.

335. Currier pigeon—a time honored tradition, or
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

336. Integrity. Never give it up.
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aspetrescu_the-fountainhead-a-touch-of-the-new-a-touch-activity-6630630618281582593-wg14

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
InnovationTrek

"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is to not be afraid of making mistakes or appearing naive." Abraham Maslow (1908-70)
"Cogito, ergo sum" (Rene Descartes, 1596-1650) 
"Who is John Galt?"

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Three hundred and twenty nine days in the project #CriticalThinking in 365 concepts

Week 47 is complete. 

Exactly one year ago, before we started this project, I was praising our little neighborhood for its diversity and inherent cross-cultural creative and innovative spirit that we find everywhere and that we nurture in our children, and was praising the Omaha Public Schools for their work with us on building the community soul into our new elementary school that opened last August, of 2019. 

Little did we know then that by October last year, three months ago, we would start arguing with OPS to keep the community center open and certainly to not sell it to developers if it can stay as a place to help teach children how to think and learn better, and play and grow smarter and more entrepreneurial that way. 

We are optimistic that in this place the legacy of Warren and Charlie, and of Alan Heeger too, will not be forgotten.
#SaveYatesForOmaha

323. Precedent

324. Troubled waters.

325. Simplify

326. Personal. Persuade. Persevere.

327. Yourself. Myself. Ourselves.

328. Double faced. Split tongued.

329. Give chance a systemic chance.

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
InnovationTrek

"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is to not be afraid of making mistakes or appearing naive." Abraham Maslow (1908-70)
"Cogito, ergo sum" (Rene Descartes, 1596-1650) 
"Who is John Galt?"