As I am currently working on my master’s thesis I have to review a lot of books and papers on my topic Corporate Entrepreneurship. To make the process more efficient I read some online articles how to fasten the reading speed without missing important content. Now a friend of mine showed me a very interesting app which contributes to this topic.
Spritz is a new app which you can use to learn faster reading. They use the technique of highlighting the “ORP” of the words. ORP stands for Optimal Recognition Point which is a point which our eyes search within a word and after finding it our brain starts to process the meaning of the word. By highlighting this point you can decrease the time you need to search for the ORP and therefore read faster.
I think the system is very interesting and the results which are promised by SPRITZ are tremendous because they say you can strengthen your reading rate by 5 minutes of “Spritzing” every day and even if you forget this exercise for a month you still keep your reading level which you gained until then. At the link you can try your current speed of reading with the system in five different languages (German, English, Spanish, French & Russian) in the different speeds of 250 – 600 Words per Minute. Well I was able to read 400 in German, 350 in English and 250 in both Spanish and French with understanding the content but well they say the system will bring you up to 900 words per minute so I have to exercise a little more. This is tested and most probands at least double their initial reading rate.
I think this app can really help curious people who want to read a lot of news, articles & papers fast without missing important content but nevertheless I would suggest reading a “real” book and relaxing during this time because if we also take our time outs as a competition to get to know more we might end up as a burned out omniscient person. So if you are curious try it on your own at SPRITZ
If Santa runs out of time with his presents for christmas time the next years this logistical innovation of Amazon might help him!
our electronic devices seem to be out of battery so fast and especially when we are travelling we have problems to recharge! I once had the problem that both my camcorder and my phone had empty batteries and I missed a great shot in Australia. If I had the following backpack I would have been able to make a picture of the “mass boxing event” of at least 10 kangaroos!
The SOOT Electropack includes an 10,000mAh Battery and it provides your phone with electricity for up to a week. There is a Dual USB port on the backpack which allows you to charge two electronic devices at the same time. And I think the design of the backpack is nice and handy.
If you want to see the backpack and get to know more about how it works have a look at SOOT Elektropack!
And be never out of energy anymore!!!
Yesterday I’ve seen a video on YouTube which showed the next generation of smartphones. The concept is so easy but nevertheless such a great innovation to create your individual smartphone. It works as if you put Lego bricks together and you can choose what really is important for you and your mobile phone – as for example a big camera or a bigger battery. Have a look at the video on Phonebloks and support the idea by joining the Thunderclap on their page and sharing the idea on Facebook.
Using 2 plywood boards to create a serviceable and unique bike, that’s the idea of Basten Leijh of Bleijh. He uses re-examined materials for manufacturing and distributing the bike. The packaging seems to be inspired by the packaging of furniture at IKEA with the big advantage of lower shipping costs for such flat packages. Moreover the two wooden plates are giving the customer an own choice for printing and cutting techniques, so that everyone can create his own unique bicycle. And the adjustment of the two plywood boards also give the special name to the company and product – Sandwichbike!
So if you are interested you can pre-order a bike now at Sandwichbikes after 7 long years of development. Have a good ride!
Today I’ve read about another interesting project concerning renewable energy. Like in a former post about Eole Water this technology has the potential to make the industry better in an environmental perspective. Continue reading
today I just want to share a great post I’ve read today. My favorite maps are 1, 6, 12 and 20 from a business perspective and of course number 5 due to my former post about McDonald’s.
Great Post from Twisted Sifter.