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Finding the connections

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on July 30, 2012

I’ve recently happened upon a terrific documentary series from the 1970’s – which is up there with the best I’ve seen. It’s a series entitled Connections and was hosted by Science Historian James Burke.

In short the series is about the connections humans have been able to make with observations, science, mistakes and ideas. And how this has largely resulted in the civilized world we all enjoy today. While I’m sure all my readers like kinda nerdy stuff which this is, the reason I’m sharing it goes beyond that. This series is the greatest example I have seen of humans and our relationships with entrepreneurship. How our entrepreneurial nature has made us what we are. But the thing that really stuck in my mind was how technology is never about technology. It’s about discovery and putting all the pieces together in a new and interesting way. A timely reminder for the revolution we are living through right now.

You can watch the entire series here. Enjoy!

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  1. retailsmart said, on July 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Great find …

  2. m said, on July 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Steve,
    I also highly recommend another of his series – the day the universe changed – which seems to be on YouTube as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plWnz5xkfOw.

    And, on a completely different note, If you (or your readers) ever feel like getting deep I’d recommend The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers – http://goo.gl/YZy7r.


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