"It may seem odd to say we have arrived at a moment when data and creativity are bound together in the same vocation, not to mention the same person. Silver doesn’t have much of a problem with the idea, as incongruous as it might sound. ‘I think there are two types of creativity,’ he says. The first is what he calls ‘pure expression’—a phrase to describe the work of musicians, poets, actors, dancers, and the like. ‘The other kind,’ he says, ‘is finding different ways to approach and solve a problem. I’m not sure of the first kind, but I think I have a lot of the problem-solving type of creativity.’ Math, as he once put it, ‘is a different language you can use to think through problems.’"
From Fast Company’s profile of Nate Silver, whom the magazine has named the most creative person in business
Mochi ice cream inventor passes away
Mochi Ice Cream Inventor Passes Away, Leaves a Legacy: Frances Hashimoto, one of L.A.’s historic Little Tokyo’s most influential community members and inventor of mochi ice cream, passed away earlier this week. Hashimoto saw her famous rice cake-ice cream hybrid become mainstream during her time as the president of Mikawaya, her family’s century-old business selling traditional Japanese sweet pastries and snacks.
Would have been a good one for Inc.’s dearly departed Legacy page.