The author says that your ability to survive and thrive in new the worlds depends on six “essential aptitudes”:
1. Design (beyond function)
2. Story (beyond argument)
3. Symphony (beyond focus)
4. Empathy (beyond logic)
5. Play (beyond seriousness)
6. Meaning (beyond accumulation) Continue reading Book Giveaway #76: A Whole New Mind
We all have a Gospel (beliefs, rules, etc.) to live by. There can be great strength in blind faith. Emotionally, you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that you SHALL CERTAINLY be taken care of. What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #020: The Gospel of Doubt
Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.
I totally identify with the speaker. I struggle to even BEGIN conversation on consciousness because people jump to analysis and theories DRIVEN BY RUSH OF MIND and not consciousness. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #019: How do you explain consciousness?
Whatever your qualifications or whatever resources you have or do NOT have, you have a responsibility. The speaker quotes Frank Barnaby:
” … that all sectors of society had a responsibility to try and progress things and move things forward.”
Here’s a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real — real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #018: One day of peace
Many of us are talking about ills of modern society, current economic paradigms like capitalism and even some of the contemporary technologies and industries. To tackle a problem as large as climate change, we need both science and Indigenous wisdom, says environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim. In this engaging talk, she shares how her nomadic community in Chad is working closely with scientists to restore endangered ecosystems — and offers lessons on how to create more resilient communities. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #015: Indigenous wisdom should be at the heart of climate activism
Some people say that before loudly telling the world that your PASSION is more important than MONEY, you must have amassed huge amounts of wealth. Though, the irony is that it might be too late.
What’s your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions into profitable businesses — and shares the two questions you can ask yourself to begin doing the same. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #012: TWO questions to uncover your passion — and turn it into a career
How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #010: Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture
If you are on Internet, then you are likely to be familiar with CAPTCHA – that irritating question you have to answer to prove that you are human and not a bot.
Well, your irritation is being channelled to solve problems. If you have ever filled the new reCAPTCHA form, then you have UNKNOWINGLY contributed to digitization of a book. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #009: Massive-scale online collaboration
The author and associated researchers screened about 22,000 companies, including some of the most successful stories of companies that survived 2008 recession. This book, first published in 2012, has a very specific goal: find out HOW the best companies pursue NEVER-ENDING RADICAL CHANGE. Continue reading Book Giveaway #66: The Reinventors
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life — and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.
The COVID-19 pandemic is getting more and more chaotic. What can we do with the extra time we are getting?
Well, when the speaker had chaos in her life, she discovered Cartooning. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #007: Drawing on humor for change