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Want to increase your luck? Try taking some risks

Want to increase your luck? Try taking some risks

VIDEO: In this fascinating talk, three strategies are offered to make luck happen by design rather than chance. SOURCE: TED ...
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How the mind makes new ideas

How the mind makes new ideas

VIDEO: New ideas emerge through 3 processes: bending, blending and breaking. Listen to the renowned neuroscientist, Dr Eagleman, talk about examples. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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Headliner: make videos with no equipment ... for free

Headliner: make videos with no equipment … for free

UTILTY: In our age of minuscule attention spans, videos are the most favoured method of communicating. Headliner is a browser-based app that will make sophisticated videos for you with nothing more than a voice recording. SOURCE: Headliner ...
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Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

VIDEO: Ambigrams are words or symbols styled so they still have meaning when viewed from another perspective. This video is a great overview of some of the best artists and books on the craft. SOURCE: YouTube via Boingboing ...
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What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

VIDEO: Consultants give advice and charge you for it. Are they worth their price? Steve Jobs was of the opinion that they were not. In this short video, he talks about taking responsibility for advice given and staying with those involved for long periods of time: "having skin in the game". SOURCE: YouTube ...
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Draw like a child; communicate like a master

Draw like a child; communicate like a master

VIDEO: There are many ways in which seemingly simple drawing techniques can allow us to communicate more clearly by building a richer visual vocabulary of child-like images. This video shows you how. SOURCE: TED via YouTube ...
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Don't panic - The truth about population

Don’t panic – The truth about population

VIDEO: With seven billion people packed into our planet, we often look at the future with dread. The late, great, inimitable and irrepressible Hans Rosling makes a presentation about global population.Slowly but surely, we have begun to conquer the problems of rapid population growth and extreme poverty. SOURCE: Real Stories via YouTube ...
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Sli.do: audience interaction made powerful and easy

Sli.do: audience interaction made powerful and easy

UTILITY: Slido is an easy-to-use web app that gives your entire audience a voice. Power to the people. A good tool for the majority in an audience who are nervous about putting their hands up and asking questions. An effective counter against know-it-alls who dominate the Q & A sessions. SOURCE: Slido ...
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How the organisation of knowledge has changed from trees to networks

How the organisation of knowledge has changed from trees to networks

VIDEO: The top-down "tree of knowledge" has been displaced by networks. Positions in a hierarchy are no longer as important as connections and networks. This video will walk you through the history of this transition. SOURCE: TED ...
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How to become a "memory athlete" using an old strategy -- and bring about lasting changes in the brain

How to become a “memory athlete” using an old strategy — and bring about lasting changes in the brain

ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Scientific studies suggest that an old memorisation technique known as “the method of loci” could, when taught systematically, improve memorisation capability of ordinary people to remarkable levels. Scans of the brain in these people showed changes that were similar to those seen in “memory athletes”. SOURCE: The Verge ...
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Digital paper: feels like paper, acts like a tablet

Digital paper: feels like paper, acts like a tablet

UTILITY: Digital paper devices combine the simplicity of reading and writing on real paper with the convenience of digital features, including easy sharing across devices, searchable documents, and secure document encryption. SOURCE: reMarkable/ Sony ...
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The art of giving feedback and performance evaluation in 4 steps

The art of giving feedback and performance evaluation in 4 steps

VIDEO: This video outlines 4 steps in carrying out performance evaluations which will benefit both parties involved. Feedback should be a process offered as a gift and not a punishment. We look at the past to make plans for the future. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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The "doughnut" theory of growth: healthy economies should be designed to thrive, not grow

The “doughnut” theory of growth: healthy economies should be designed to thrive, not grow

VIDEO/ INFOGRAPHIC: Opposing the long held principle of growth being the cornerstone of successful economic systems, Oxford economist Kate Raworth believes that a sustainable, universally beneficial economy should look ”Like a doughnut”. It should be able to move countries out of the hole -- where people are falling short on life's essentials -- and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits. SOURCE: TED ...
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If you are looking for a new idea, start at the edge of what is known

If you are looking for a new idea, start at the edge of what is known

VIDEO: Where do great ideas come from? This video takes us on a journey to explore a possible scheme that explains the birth of the new. Learn more about the "adjacent possible" -- the crossroads of what's actual and what's possible -- and how studying the logic that drives it could explain how we create new ideas. The video exposes the infinite vista of new ideas and innovations, presenting an encouragingly positive perspective of the future. SOURCE: TED ...
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You can't teach an old dog (or your brain) new tricks: why learning is hard

You can’t teach an old dog (or your brain) new tricks: why learning is hard

VIDEO EXPLAINER/ ARTICLE: The hallmark of intelligence is the ability to learn new tasks. How does the human brain go about the task? The human brain, remarkable as it is, does not go about the task of learning in a very efficient manner. It uses a highly inefficient approach called "Reassociation." We appear to  learn new tasks simply by repeating the original neural activity patterns and swapping their assignments. Although "quick and dirty" it's not the best way to learn. SOURCE: Quanta ...
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