Truth, fiction, lies, wonder and a blue whale.

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.

Brené Brown – The Price of Invulnerability

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

Brené Brown on Connection

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

The beauty of data visualization (TED)

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)

Bring on the learning revolution!

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!

Dan North on Our Obsession with Efficiency

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

Hans Rosling: Asia’s rise — how and when

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

Scott Hanselman on Information Overload and Managing the Flow

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