Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Video: Richard St. John: Success is a continuous journey

The secret to be continually successful at anything is to not lose focus on how you got where you are in the first place.  Everyone's 'success formula' is different, but the biggest mistake that can be made is to proverbially 'rest on your laurels' and expect the rewards to continue.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Secrets to Happiness

Secrets to happiness:
  • Slow down, don't rush.
  • Avoid mind wandering.
  • Live as simply as you can
    • Learn the joys of less stuff
  • Help others
  • Get more sleep
Mostly from: Ted Radio Hour (on 8/19/14)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Video: Humans Need Not Apply

A mini-documentary about the wide-ranging repercussions of automation on the labor market going forward.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Video: Hidden Mathmatics in Futurama

Video Description: "Author Simon Singh discusses mathematics in the TV show Futurama - specifically taxicab numbers and the great Ramanujan.

This video features 1729 and 87539319 among its stars."

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Video Description: "Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)"

Video: Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Video Description: "The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don't have that luxury. In this powerful talk, economist Dambisa Moyo makes the case that the west can't afford to rest on its laurels and imagine others will blindly follow. Instead, a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing. A call for open-minded political and economic cooperation in the name of transforming the world. "

Video: 24 Unintended Scientific Discoveries

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

Video Description: "The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information. "

Larry Swanson: Build Your Own Standing Desk

Video description: "In what became the very first standing Ignite Seattle talk, office fitness expert Larry Swanson gives a great introduction to the health benefits of standing desks and presents a number of inventive DIY standing desk designs. Be sure to stand up before you hit play.

You can find Larry at http://www.officefitness.org"

Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis

Video Description: "Biologist Mohamed Hijri brings to light a farming crisis no one is talking about: We are running out of phosphorus, an essential element that's a key component of DNA and the basis of cellular communication. All roads of this crisis lead back to how we farm -- with chemical fertilizers chock-full of the element, which plants are not efficient at absorbing. One solution? Perhaps … a microscopic mushroom. (Filmed at TEDxUdeM.) "

The Future of Human Enhancement by Technology

Video Description: "Natasha Vita-More explores the future of human enhancement by technology."

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Video: 30 Life Hacks Debunked

Video description: " John tests 30 "life hacks" to see if they work as promised. "