Despite the control the central government has over the Internet hundreds of millions of microbloggers are creating the first national public sphere in the country’s history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
In this Ted Talk productivity guru Tim Ferriss’ fun, encouraging anecdotes show how one simple question “What’s the worst that could happen?” is all you need to learn to do anything.
Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while doing nothing in particular? In this eye-opening TED Talk Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity. You can check out her book here.
What makes some start ups succeed while others fail?
Is it: (a) Timing
(c) The Team
(d) Business Model
It’s a big question, what makes some start ups succeed while others fail? Bill Gross has founded a lot of start-ups, and has gathered data from hundreds of companies, to rank each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others.
This Ted Talk made us laugh so hard. Not only does Simone Giertz share her craft of making useless robots. Her inventions rarely succeed, and that’s the point.
We learn a lot through stories, even the ones that are heartbreaking to hear.
In her brutally honest, ironically funny and widely read meditation on death the late author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gave her husband Jason very public permission to move on and find happiness.
Here is his story which is full of wisdom.
Love is amazing.
In this inspiring ted talk Hannah Brencher discusses how writing love letters and leaving them for strangers fighting depression has become a global initiative.
The World Needs More Love Letters initiative rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost. It all came about because Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural. She wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find.
How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character.
In this electrifying Ted talk Stacey Abrams inspires us to consider the only choice after a setback is to move forward.
This is one of our all time favourite ted talks, not only is the message thought provoking but Sir Ken Robinson is an entertaining speaker. With over 55 million views, it looks to be one of your favourites too.
When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. But is that really the case?