This video speaks to the heart of why the lean startup methodology is so effective. In order to learn from your mistakes, you should make as many as possible and use them to improve. penccil: Small teams competed on a design challenge: use marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti to build the tallest structure. Architects and engineers performed the best. The next best performers: kindergarten...
I have recently noticed a similar effect when I play with my morning coffee. The droplet bounces off of a thin sheet of air before the surface tension is broken. The really interesting stuff is yet to come. It turns out that if you vibrate the water with the right frequency you can get the droplet to bounce indefinitely on the surface. Since the droplet generates a wave in its wake, this...