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One should listen to wise ideas. The choice to follow up on them or not is still yours. www.CogBooks.com
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TEDxGlasgow - Donald Clark - More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years

Search, links, media sharing, social media, Wikipedia, games, open source etc. are ground breaking shifts in the way we learn, says Donald Clark. Unfortunate...
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- Startups - Eric Ries of Lean Startup - TWiST #199

Join our new mailing list and be the first to learn about upcoming guests! Jason interviewed Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of The Lean Startup. Eric gav...
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RSA Animate - Language as a Window into Human Nature

In this new RSA Animate, renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite me...
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Biology of the mind: Helen Fisher at TEDxEast

Biological Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies the brain in love and shares with us her newest research about why we love who we love. What is TEDx? In the s...
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John Drysdale's curator insight, February 23, 2013 6:14 AM

Brilliant insights into the biology of the mind with powerful implications for leadership teams

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The Scientific Method Of The Mind: What Sherlock Holmes can teach us about decision making

Maria Konnikova reveals how Sherlock Holmes can teach us to optimise not only our own everyday existence, but our broader contributions to society and the li...

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What Is Consciousness? Go to the Video! | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

What Is Consciousness? Go to the Video! | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Idea Focus | Scoop.it
Various scholars have tried to explain consciousness in long articles and books, but one neuroscience pioneer has just released an unusual video blog to get the ...
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Jef Staes: Do diplomas kill passion and talent?

Jef Staes is an expert on innovation and change. He is also a keynote speaker and author. (http://www.jefstaes.com) Connect via http://www.twitter.com/jefsta...
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Ray Kurzweil - Exponential Learning & Entrepreneurship

"Entrepreneurship shouldn't just be an after-school club" Inventor & futurist, Ray Kurzweil on DNA, 3D printed buildings, prediction accuracy, adjusting to c...
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Synthetic Biology - Inventing the Future

The hottest new field in biotech is synthetic biology: Scientists can now re-program life at the cellular level, just like a computer program. Syn-bio experts (also known as bio-hackers) are re-programming the DNA in viruses and creating novel life forms that can replicate and grow just like natural single cell organisms. 


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Roger Ellman's curator insight, January 30, 2013 5:14 AM

Yes - interesting  --  inventing the future...they should invite ME!!

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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? | Video on TED.com

TED Talks As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?
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Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve.
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Science Of Persuasion

Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Ari...
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Incorporate these concepts into your communications toolbox and you will become a powerful communicator. 

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4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Business Strategy

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In the future, we can expect technology cycles to continue to shorten, making planning cycles less and less realistic and tenable.  History, it seems, ain’t what it used to be.
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Naval Ravikant of AngelList - TWiST #244

1:00-2:00 Hi everyone, we're excited to have Naval Ravikant, the co-founder of AngelList, with us on the program today. 2:00-3:00 How many people have raised...
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- Startups - Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital Pt. 2- TWiST #295

Today on This Week in Startups, investor, entrepreneur and cyclist Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital joined the program to discuss his investments in Facebook...
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Development data visualization

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ...

 

If you haven't seen this video, it is an incredible data visualization to explain the correlation between income and life expectancy.  He uses temporal and spatial markers to show changes from 1810 to the present.  If you discuss it in your course, this would help to explain the epidemiological transition.


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The World in 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts

The World in 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts | Idea Focus | Scoop.it

Could you have predicted the success of the web, tablets and smartphones, privatized space travel, the rise of terrorism, or the myriad of small changes that impact how you live today?  

 

Forbes have gathered a group of visionaries, leaders, and big thinkers to a group of visionaries, leaders, and big thinkers to spot trends in their areas of discipline and give us insight into where we are heading. 

 

There will be change – sometime dramatic change – in our future, and there is.....hope.


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TEDx Duke- Dan Ariely on Self Control

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people tog...
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What if we trusted you?: Jerry Michalski at TEDxCopenhagen 2012

Many institutions we take for granted are designed from a basis of mistrust. Skip school too often? Go to jail. Run that red light, even when nobody is aroun...
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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of stan...
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Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Sure, the web connects the globe, but most of us end up hearing mainly from people just like ourselves. Blogger and technologist Ethan Zuckerman wants to help share the stories of the whole wide world.
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Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic?
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Innovation Culture Wars: Joe Lonsdale and Rosco Hill at TEDxNewWallStreet

Speaker Bios: Joe Lonsdale co-founded Palantir, and currently serves as the CEO of Addepar, an emerging leader in private wealth management technology. Rosco...
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