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Steve Jobs

Apparently you can also force people to do great work if they are treated as slaves, and have no other choice. No matter how much the preceding self-centered quote is shared, Jobs’ legacy now lies in how he treated his employees on the other side of the world.

What you do to others will ultimately trump what you say about yourself.

Jobs’ legacy is represented by the exploitation of workers at FoxConn. Sorry folks, but that’s what Apple became under his guidance, and that’s what it is today.

A focused designer and relentless taskmaster may make one a great CEO, but it does not make one a great man.

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Ai Weiwei Released on Bail

Beijing government news outlet Xinhua has just announced that detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been released on bail, having confessed to his tax crimes and stated his willingness to pay the taxes he is said to have evaded. “A chronic disease” that the artist suffers from was also a factor in his release…. READ MORE.

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Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han dynasty urn, 1995, © Ai Weiwei. via artspotting: via art tattler

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At times, architectural statements must be this specific.

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Ai Weiwei > (start from here)

Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei has filled the Tate museum’s turbine hall with millions of life-sized sunflower seed husks made out of porcelain. The collective effort of a number of specialists from Jingdezhen, China, the hand-crafted seeds were individually formed and painted. The installation encourages visitors to touch and walk on the carpet of tiny replicates. Ai Weiwei has manipulated the traditional methods of crafting porcelain, which has historically been considered to be one of China’s most prized exports, to explore the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon and the geo-politics of cultural and economic exchange today. • sourcemy original post, Oct 2010

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