28 thoughts on “TEDxTokyo – Garr Reynolds – Lessons from the Bamboo – [English]”

  1. I know it's years ago but I saw some comments complain about this talk. Let's me tell you one thing, even though it's simple and obvious and if ones carefully think about it ones could understand it, but one thing you should know: when you see colorful flowers you'll forget grasses.

  2. Work to do is to treat bamboo like a timber product and get into manufacturing bamboo timber for building. Whole bamboo or however they're remade into boards.
    I think" to be like bamboo" you have had to experience using them in their entirety – to remove experience and sequence it is negative – it removes a craft and a way of life into a by gone era.

  3. The Chinese Bamboo
    After the bamboo seed is plated, you don’t see anything for approximately five years, other than a tiny shoot. All of its
    growth happens underground; a complex root system that extends vertically and horizontally in the earth begins to form.
    At the end of the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo grows until it is approximately 25 meters tall.
    Many things in life, personal and professional, are like the Chinese bamboo. You work, invest time, energy, do everything
    possible to nurture your growth and, sometimes, you don’t see anything for weeks, months or even years. But if you have the patience to keep working, to keep persisting and nurturing, your fifth year will arrive and with it will come changes that you hadn’t even dreamed of.
    Remember that one must be very daring to reach great heights, and at the same time, a lot of depth to stay grounded.

    Paulo Coelho

  4. WTF?! Pointless. Half of the lessons were leeched out of "thin air" and some have counter-arguments. Also, awkward and poor in interacting with the audience. Wasted time.

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  6. Not with him on the laptop thing. Great ideas DEFINITELY come from laptops. Moreover, through the medium of the laptop. Quite often.

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