If you do nothing else for yourself or the world today, at least watch this 10 minute TEDTalk given by Zak Ebrahim. Break the patterns of hate and dogma.
Any conference which offers the opportunity to learn, share and connect is worth attending. That’s why I’ve registered for PodCamp Toronto.
On their own, social media accounts and even participation don’t cause a new and improved level of understanding between the account holder and the audience.
NYU Professor Jonathan Haidt uses asteroids as a metaphor for the west’s collision course with hyper-partisanship.
Jarrett Krosoczka’s talk is loaded with passion and highlights the importance of imagination and creativity in life.
There’s little margin for error because conventional thinking still fears risk. It want the benefits, just without the failure.
Data, indeed even medium and small data, are critical to informed decision making provided you’re focused on the goal. Perhaps more importantly is how you apply knowledge gained from analysis.
Four-star general Stanley McChrystal has had to re-learn his approach to leadership several times over his decades in the military.
All of this talk about the conflict in the Middle East this week reminded me of a fascinating TED Talk by Thomas Barnett. In it he explores a new structure for military organizations — for the US in particular.