"I love how affirming and uplifting your general perspective is! So glad there are people like you reminding us of the good things! Wonderful words from a wonderful man!" ~ Circe Link @ http://www.circelink.com

"This Week I Learned is a human-powered discovery engine for all things interesting, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are. They will make you think!" ~Angela Strum

This Week I Learned is the brainchild of Bill Hood, a confessed sufferer of epistemophilia, a hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large, who also writes books (80+ to date) and articles (in excess of 11,000)  for a variety of sources including Viva Cuernavaca and Solutions Journal, among others.

Bill Hood is a creative workaholic who uses his ability to tap into the mental pool of his resources — ideas, insights, knowledge, inspiration — that have accumulated over time just by being present and alive and awake to the world, and combines them in new ways. His ability to connect the endless supply of dots allows him to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these ideas and build new ideas. The more knowledge we have, and the more diverse we become, the more interesting our creations will become.

This Week I Learned is your treasure chest, full of pieces across anthropology, art, design, ecology, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, science, sociology, technology and more. Articles that seek to enrich your own mental pool of resources and empower you to combine them into original concepts that are deeper, impactful, richer, smarter, and stronger.

As a young man Hood listened to Paul Harvey on the radio. Harvey's show was everyone's favorite radio show and at his peak, he had 24-million listeners who would listen to his show, News and Comment on their local ABC station. The show aired mornings and mid-days on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays and also his famous The Rest of the Story segments. From 1951 to 2008, his programs reached as many as 24 million people per week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, on 400 American Forces Network stations, and in 300 newspapers. He started his radio career in 1934 while still enrolled in school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but didn't have his trademark show, The Rest of the Story, until 1946. His sign-off was, “Now you know…the rest of the story!” This Week I Learned pays forward the enjoyable hours that Hood tuned in to hear Paul Harvey talk about the story behind the invention of products, how many famous people started out with nothing, and everyday people who became our heroes.
This column would not exist today, if not for the inspiration provided by Paul Harvey (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009) and Bruce Cameron which are both much appreciated.

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