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‘With age comes wisdom’. Well, not necessarily; sometimes children can teach us grown ups a thing or too….
And now for something a little bit different; Tony Robbins wants to help you get the ultimate business advantage.
Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
And now for a man that needs no introduction; David Blaine has captured the attention of millions worldwide. His daring illusions have left us all with ours mouths agape and made us question the limits of human capability. But just how does he do it? Watch this video, and all will be revealed!
Are automated people more likeable than their live versions? Salman Khan discusses how his video tutorials can be more beneficial to students than live teachers. After all, you can pause, rewind or fast-forward videos. You can also re-watch a video if you didn’t understand the content- much less embarrassing than having to ask your teacher to repeat themselves!
Hans Rosling’s endeavor of “debunking third-world myths” is an eye-opening account on the flattening process of the world’s economy and the social status of all nations in the world. Hans Rosling argues that the problem in the world is not ignorance but rather preconceived ideas due to lack of information.
More from David Bowden this week for you. This video raises the insightful issue of how we as citizens drive journalism. Thanks to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, we now determine what the huge media companies report on. We are helping to untie a broken globe.
Communication does not always have to be verbal. Our gestures movements and facial expressions can convey far more information than words alone. Body language is an incredibly powerful tool- one that can significantly change the way your life unfolds. Amy Cuddy’s short film below explores this issue further. It will certainly make you think about what your body language says about you!
Following on from the previous video, this week we are bringing you more poetry from David Bowden. In the ‘Outboard Brain’, below, Bowden looks at the rise of the mobile phone. He puts forward both sides of a compelling argument; on one hand the mobile phone has access to countless facts and figures, which means that our human brains are given more time to focus on artistic and creative matters and we no longer have to worry about ‘storing’ dates and figures. On the other, reliance on mobile technology can be dangerous, we can search for information that could potentially damage our lives. This short clip will certainly give you some food for thought!
As a treat for you, we would like to share two videos that are not only entertaining, but provide some thought provoking ideas. The first video talks about how we no longer communicate with each other- the irony being that this is the age of social networking, the internet and other mediums that should be making talking to others easier than ever. The second video is more of warning- take heed when disclosing your details on-line!
This is a truly inspirational and, in parts, moving speech made by the late Steve Jobs. The message that he delivers here can be related to your both your working life and your life in general. Jobs really gets to the heart of our motivations and highlights the point that it does not matter if you fail in life- success can be just around the corner and can come in some unlikely forms. He also makes the vital point that you need to love what you do. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did.