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Dean Kakridas
Austin, TX
Engineer turned creative-business developer turned human-centered product & service innovator. Follow me for quips and insights on (slow) living the good life.
Interests: stoicism & shape-shifting. love animals- especially cats of all kinds.
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Dean Kakridas added a favorite at A Whole Lotta Nothing
Apr 12, 2012
The last week of the year is always one of my favorites. Why? Because it's the ideal time to peel off that old chapped, scaly skin that's been wearing on you over the course of a year and replace it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at 9:10
Thinking a lot about all the social media outlets/ sites I use on a daily basis. My goal is to make some big changes in the coming days and weeks. I'd like to find a way to scale back the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at 9:10
How much mobile technology in our lives is "enough"? And what's an optimal mix? I define "mobile" as any electronic device connected through a cellular radio or wifi link. We as technology users have a great challenge before us to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at 9:10
After four great years at frog design, I have decided to move on to new adventures. My last day was yesterday. I'm happy to say after ten years, I've outgrown the business development role and look forward to greater challenges... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at 9:10
Why do I enjoy my job at frog design so much? Because to work there is just as much a lifestyle decision as a career opportunity. I've never been paid to live before and that changes everything. kk Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at 9:10
There are all kinds of designers in this world. The best ones live slow--in the human collective--with their eyes, minds, and hearts open wide. kk Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at 9:10
Do you ever hear yourself saying "I just don't have time" yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening?As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything... Continue reading
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via science.howstuffworks.com I'm so obsessed with time and what it really means. Ever since I read 'The 80-20 Principle' by Richard Koch -- especially the chapter about Time Revolution -- I've been on a quest to resolve the meaning of... Continue reading
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What a week, and what a month! What many of us, including the founders, thought was going to be a cute little experiment, has morphed into somewhat of a international 'fashionation'. Who knows where any type of fascination may lead?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at 9:10
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via www.nytimes.com Shoppers on a ‘Diet’ Tame the Urge to Buy And a video now too! Continue reading
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Wikileaks Is there a more important, insightful, or impactful "news" website out there? Continue reading
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via www.apartmenttherapy.com where shade is a friend Continue reading
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2010 World Cup comes to a close in Big Pictures This World Cup has had an impact on me like no other. Thank you South Africa for being stellar hosts and ESPN for the great TV coverage. Can't wait for... Continue reading
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via www.boston.com Good! I hope more media outlets join in challenging Apple to improve product quality and not get a free ride. Apple, don't forget us power & business users who need more than a toy. Continue reading
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via www.boston.com Here in Austin, it seems that we have one giant period of Summer that looks and feels very much the same. Not a bad thing, but it's nice to see such a variety of vibrant Summer scenes around... Continue reading
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"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE" You can take it to the bank. via www.nba.com Sounds like one NBA owner is going to be overpaying some lucky... Continue reading
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via www.npr.org Isn't it always that way though? Good find Neda! Actually looks good. Wonder if they have some good veggie choices? Continue reading
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Goal-line technology is back on the agenda after Fifa revealed this World Cup is set to be the last tournament under the existing refereeing system. via news.bbc.co.uk The sweet smell of progress... Continue reading
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via www.engadget.com It's about time. Too bad the auto industry moves at a snails pace. Continue reading
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Senators: Lock Up Lockerbie Bomber - The Daily Beast I have a better idea. Take him 35,000' up on a military plane somewhere over the Atlantic between New York and London and drop his ass out. He can see for... Continue reading
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