Inch by inch

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.

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 →

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 →

Speaker at Øredev 2009, the video

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.

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 →

Speaker at Øredev 2009

I am scheduled to speak at Øredev 2009, an IT Conference for Sharing Knowledge. Øredev is the premier conference in Europe focused on the software development process. Nearly 1000 programmers, developers, engineers, educators, testers and managers gather to share their knowledge and experience. My presentation is scheduled on November 5 in the track Aspects of... Continue Reading →

JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech

On Twitter @ColinLewis mentioned the JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech from June 5 2008 on the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. It's a brilliant speech with wit and wisdom, I have listened to it several times already. Total time is around 20 minutes, time well spent. There are several versions available, these... Continue Reading →

TEDx Copenhagen

I am a big fan of TED and TEDTalks. TED has spun off a series of TEDx-events, learn more at TEDx. In the spirit of "Ideas Worth Spreading," TEDx is a program that enables schools, businesses, libraries or just groups of friends to enjoy a TED-like experience through events they themselves organize, design and host.... Continue Reading →

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