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Posts Tagged ‘TED Tuesday’

Clay Shirky on Institutions vs. Collaboration

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

This video is now a half decade old – but is still every bit as revolutionary now as it was then.

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Janine Benyus on biomimicry in action (TED Tuesday)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

ted_logoWelcome to TED Tuesdays on the blog. Each Tuesday, I will post a video from TED with a little commentary from me on why I think it’s worth sharing.

I thought I would kick off 2010 with a little science. It has always occurred to me that there were solutions to many of our problems all around us – but I have never seen this demonstrated as effectively as it is here.

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Rory Sutherland on Life lessons from an ad man (TED Tuesday)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

ted_logoWelcome to TED Tuesdays on the blog. Each Tuesday, I will post a video from TED with a little commentary from me on why I think it’s worth sharing. I don’t want to compete with TED itself, so I’ll be reaching back several months for these.

For this last TED Tuesday post in 2009, I thought it would be nice to lighten things up a bit. This hilarious presentation by ad-man Rory Sutherland is a nice counter to the sometimes overwhelming topics covered in TED Talks.

There’s also a GREAT Canadian advertising story about 2/3rds the way through…

http://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_life_lessons_from_an_ad_man.html

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Alain de Botton on a kinder, gentler philosophy of success (TED Tuesday)

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

ted_logoWelcome to TED Tuesdays on the blog. Each Tuesday, I will post a video from TED with a little commentary from me on why I think it’s worth sharing.

Staying with the career/work theme from last week (for no particular reason) Alain de Botton talks about philosophies of success and failure. Alain is a pretty smart guy (understatement) so anything he says is worth listening to, but I found this presentation to be especially engaging and relevant.

So what I want to argue for, is not that we should give up on our ideas of success. But we should make sure that they are our own. We should focus in on our ideas. And make sure that we own them, that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough, not getting what you want. But it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want, and find out at the end of a journey, that it isn’t, in fact, what you wanted all along.

http://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_a_kinder_gentler_philosophy_of_success.html

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Dan Pink on Motivation (TED Tuesday)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

ted_logoWelcome to TED Tuesdays on the blog. Each Tuesday, I will post a video from TED with a little commentary from me on why I think it’s worth sharing. I don’t want to compete with TED itself, so I’ll be reaching back several months for these.

This first TED Tuesday features Dan Pink talking about the science of motivation and the surprises about what works and what doesn’t.

When I first saw this presentation, I had to resist the urge to send it to every boss I’ve ever had (save one) with a note saying: “You’re doing it wrong.”

the Results Only Work Environment that Dan describes is exactly what I’ve always felt made the most sense, so it was validating to hear an “expert” say what I’ve been thinking.

Please feel free to leave your own comments about the video below.

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html

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Devdutt Pattanaik on East vs. West Mythology

Monday, February 16th, 2009

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