I subscribe to information from TED, a great source for presentations that inspire, teach, entertain and make you think. Some days ago I got a link to "Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door" and I watched it today. It's for kids of all ages. Mac talks about truth, fiction, lies, wonder … Continue reading Truth, fiction, lies, wonder and a blue whale.
My previous post, Brené Brown on Connection, made me look around for more videos at You Tube and I found Brené Brown - The Price of Invulnerability. That's another great presentation by Brené Brown. TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us … Continue reading Brené Brown – The Price of Invulnerability
Sarah Robinson has a post about More On Living a Connected Life at Escaping Mediocrity. It's a terrific video with Brene Brown from TEDx Houston. I had problems viewing the video at Sarah's site so I located the video on You Tube, TEDxHouston - Brené Brown. The video is 20 minutes long (or short rather, … Continue reading Brené Brown on Connection
I stumbled across Al Pacino's Inspirational Speech at YouTube today. I have seen it before, once used as part of a presentation, and find it really inspiring.
I have watched David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization and I really like it. It's amazing how much easier it is - at least for me - to grasp things when they are visual. David quotes Rosling and says "Let the dataset change your mindset", I like that one. David McCandless turns complex data … Continue reading The beauty of data visualization (TED)
I just watched Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! over at TED. It's a great speech with an important message. In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents … Continue reading Bring on the learning revolution!
In November 2009 I made a presentation at Øredev. The video of my presentation is now up on the Øredev site: Project success by helping project members realize their full potential. The video is also on Vimeo. The video is 44 minutes long, first half is my presentation and the second half is Q&A.
When browsing Øredev's videos from the 2009 conference I found another one that interests me. Dan North talks about Our Obsession with Efficiency. The description says: So here's the thing, I don't believe in efficiency. It's our obsession with efficiency that has got us into the current technology mess, and which has led almost directly … Continue reading Dan North on Our Obsession with Efficiency
A post at Presentation Zen, Hans Rosling & the art of storytelling with statistics, took me to TED and the presentation by Hans Rosling at TEDIndia. Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force. … Continue reading Hans Rosling: Asia’s rise — how and when
The videos from Øredev 2009 are starting to show up. Scott Hanselman had a keynote on Information Overload and Managing the Flow that I missed at the conference but now have seen on video. The program text says: As developers, we are asked to absorb even more information than ever before. More APIs, more documentation, … Continue reading Scott Hanselman on Information Overload and Managing the Flow