Thursday, February 09, 2017

TED: Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature — they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy — and creating stunning views.
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sustainable leadership: Perennial philosophy

Sustainable leadership: These people had a sense of purpose that was grounded in something deeper and more enduring than just the achievement of work and career goals, and went beyond the leader’s narrow self interests. They were their own person rather than what others wanted them to be. They were conscious of their lives having some kind of story that enabled them to make meaning of their experience. They also possessed very well developed reflexive ability – making sense of things at an emotional and intuitive level as well as intellectually, and responding in a more visceral way. They were able to step back, look critically at themselves and creatively adapt to changes in their environment.

Read full article: http://vanel.org.uk/leaders/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Sustainable-Leadership-article-sep10.pdf

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Build a tower: Tom Wujec

"Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?"
 

Friday, December 09, 2016

Measuring what makes life worthwhile: Chip Conley

"When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count."
 

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Learning how to learn Barbara Oakley

"Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the world's largest online classes, "Learning How to Learn", https://www.coursera.org/course/learning. She know firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. Dr. Oakley flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the U.S. Army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a new found determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life."
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Soleri

We belong to a limited ecosystem, the planet. Within such confines, we must do our best and do more with less.
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