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George Lucas on the Meaning of Life

George Lucas on the Meaning of Life | Transformers | Scoop.it
"There is no why. We are. Life is beyond reason."

When a frustrated young woman asked the most brilliant man in the world why we're alive
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Everybody seems to dress down the fact that life cannot be explained.

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How Language Transformed Humanity

Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:27 AM

I recommend you also read this related article from The Guardian: Wired for Culture. It's a book review of Mark Pagel's excellent book: Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind


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Top Ten Women Who Changed the World

Top Ten Women Who Changed the World | Transformers | Scoop.it
A reflection on the ten women who have done most to change history and the world. These ten women changed the world through their powerful personal example of courage and integrity.
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Interresting overview of women we knew where change agents and of some we have forgotten. In a time festering with re-inventet wheels, a small all for humility in face of those that went before us.

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Indira Gandhi’s Father on Power, Privilege, and Kindness: Letters to His 10-Year-Old Daughter

Indira Gandhi’s Father on Power, Privilege, and Kindness: Letters to His 10-Year-Old Daughter | Transformers | Scoop.it
Notes on the moral foundations of becoming a great leader and a great human.

As a hopeless lover of timeless letters, especially ones of
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Indira Ghandis Father:..... But not to work oneself and to live on the work of others is nothing to be proud of.....It is amasing how we today praise, what used to be scorned.

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What makes us happy? | TED Playlists | TED

What makes us happy? | TED Playlists | TED | Transformers | Scoop.it
We all want to be happy. But how, exactly, do you go about it? More stuff or less? More choice or less? The answers -- from psychologists, journalists, Buddhist monks -- may surprise you.
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10 talks on happiness....to transform the intentions o our lives...

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Watch 'Transformers' Director Michael Bay's Bizarre CES Exit

Watch 'Transformers' Director Michael Bay's Bizarre CES Exit | Transformers | Scoop.it
“Transformers” director Michael Bay, the featured speaker for Samsung’s International CES presentation in Las Vegas today, walked off stage after less than two minutes when his teleprompter malfunctioned and words failed him.
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Its not easy. Michael Bay is forgiven for being human, but what can we learn from this. Well for one that Technology dependence takes away our ability to be present. We can also learn that courage sometimes means living a failure not just a success. Respect for the man.

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The Tyee – Russell Brand Didn't Start a Revolution, He Joined One

The Tyee – Russell Brand Didn't Start a Revolution, He Joined One | Transformers | Scoop.it
Don't let one celebrity's beliefs eclipse the work of many youth reinventing social change.
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Sometimes someone needs to od out for others to see a point. Thats what Brand can teach us.

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Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now" | Video on TED.com

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect.
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The internet has shrunk space and time but also fragmented our lives....an interesting occupation with regaining the power over our lives narratives.

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Who Will Tomorrow's Historians Consider Today's Greatest Inventors?

Who Will Tomorrow's Historians Consider Today's Greatest Inventors? | Transformers | Scoop.it
We asked leading figures in technology, science, medicine, and design for nominations. Here's what they said.
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Who are the Einsteins, the Darwins, The Newtons and the Bohrs of this century, an interesting contemplation.

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Outliers and developing exceptional abilities | High Ability / Gifted Adults

Outliers and developing exceptional abilities | High Ability / Gifted Adults | Transformers | Scoop.it

Malcolm Gladwell describes personal and social aspects of how people become outstanding, on the upper end of intelligence, ability and achievement curves.

 

Photo: Oscar-winning actor Geena Davis has commented: “I took up archery in real life just because I thought I’d like to do a sport that’s not the ‘movies’ version. It really changed my self-image, my body perception.”


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GiveDirectly? Not So Fast. (SSIR)

GiveDirectly? Not So Fast. (SSIR) | Transformers | Scoop.it
We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.
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Giving is the new trend, about time taking was replaced by something with ethics…..

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'If We Can Change The Culture In Finance, We Will Change The World'

'If We Can Change The Culture In Finance, We Will Change The World' | Transformers | Scoop.it
Jeremy Balkin knew he wanted to work in finance as early as age 13. He had already established his first investment company by the time he was in college at the University of New South Wales.
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Jeremy Balkin, on how to reap capitalism in a constructive way, or in his own words;....My mission in life is to positively influence the allocation of capital, make money by doing good,"

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Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview

Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview | Transformers | Scoop.it
"Man cannot stand a meaningless life."

Legendary Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875--June 6, 1961), along with his frenem
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Man can not stand a meaningless life.....wise words spoken by Jung and how come we keep forgetting that as a prime motivater, engager, loyalty inducing element in how we organise life, work and everything in between. Hear the interview, its timeless.

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Anton Chekhov on the 8 Qualities of Cultured People

Anton Chekhov on the 8 Qualities of Cultured People | Transformers | Scoop.it
"In order to feel comfortable among educated people, to be at home and happy with them, one must be cultured to a certain extent."

What d
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In the words of Chekhov......The truly talented always keep in obscurity among the crowd, as far as possible from advertisement...is there something to be learned for present day leaders?

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Money hurdles for 2014: Is this the year to quit your job?

Money hurdles for 2014: Is this the year to quit your job? | Transformers | Scoop.it
So let us help you tackle your financial resolutions for 2014: we resolve to make sure we are financially ready to leave a job
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You need to choose what you want and accept the consequences.....sometimes being happy comes with a sacrifice.

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Game Changers Win By Embracing Bold Strategy (SSIR)

Game Changers Win By Embracing Bold Strategy (SSIR) | Transformers | Scoop.it
A look at the skills, competencies, and behaviors organizations need to navigate the “new normal.”
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What people who change the game do....

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How to start a change movement

How to start a change movement | Transformers | Scoop.it

Change movements fascinate me. People coming together to create change that is beyond the power of one individual, is how all of our greatest social accomplishments have been made.


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Steve Gillies's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:06 AM

Got to agree with the small secretariat and tribal messages in this blog...

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:57 AM

Well, and voilà, the light in the tunnel... brief, concise, good summary... how to structure the team, schedule for success... and with a small variation/adaptation you can use it personally if you have detected in the  earlier too Scoop.it topic the early signs of depression or burnout and want to change... you just don't give up, do you? ...:-)))

 

Ali Anani's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:34 AM

I may call this "collective change".

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25 Visionaries Who Created Empires From Virtually Nothing

25 Visionaries Who Created Empires From Virtually Nothing | Transformers | Scoop.it
Some of the greatest fortunes and empires in history were created by people who started with nothing. Today, we celebrate 25 of these iconic figures -
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Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing & the Creative Life

Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing & the Creative Life | Transformers | Scoop.it
"It is in the thousands of days of trying, failing, sitting, thinking, resisting, dreaming, raveling, unraveling that we are at our most eng
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What a wonderful read.....

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