7 12, 2017

Want to innovate? Break the rules… (TED)

By |2017-12-07T12:10:43+11:00December 7th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

Almost all innovation be it business, science or medicine comes from outside our narrow specialisation. Fleming who discovered penicillin by accident and observation as did Jenner who discovered milkmaids who’d had cowpox [...]

10 11, 2017

What keeps us happy and healthy? (TED – Video)

By |2017-11-06T10:29:35+11:00November 10th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. The Harvard [...]

20 10, 2017

Could a marathon be an instrument for peace? (TED)

By |2017-10-16T11:55:21+11:00October 20th, 2017|Mindset, Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

Could a marathon bring a divided nation together, even if only for one day? Lebanon has been racked by civil war and political instability for decades.  So how do you introduce the [...]

28 09, 2017

“The third side” – How to negotiate and solve conflict

By |2017-09-28T17:47:43+10:00September 28th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

Negotiation and conflict are a part of life.  Small conflicts can escalate into large ones, often spanning generations.  So could there be a better way of negotiating and possibly solving these no [...]

21 09, 2017

Could a robot pass an university entrance exam? (TED)

By |2017-09-21T15:32:52+10:00September 21st, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

We’ve all heard that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could take over a lot of white collar professional jobs.  So could an AI robot pass  the entrance exams of Japan’s top university, The University [...]

15 09, 2017

Why the orphanage model is broken (TED)

By |2017-09-11T14:01:10+10:00September 15th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the “orphanage model” so prevalent in developing countries like Cambodia and Vietnam.  Lots of us financially contribute to their upkeep firmly believing it’s in the best [...]

7 09, 2017

How we hallucinate our conscious reality (TED)

By |2017-09-07T11:31:50+10:00September 7th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

What is the consciousness?  Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience - and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world [...]

25 08, 2017

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s (TED – Video)

By |2017-08-21T12:27:01+10:00August 25th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

We probably all know someone with Alzheimer’s.  It’s a horrible disease that currently has no cure.  But what if you could prevent it or at least slow down or remove the symptoms? [...]

18 08, 2017

Co-Housing – A fascinating concept making us happier

By |2017-08-14T11:24:51+10:00August 18th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

A lot of our contemporaries are looking at retirement living options.  Many choose retirement villages for the sense of security and community.  You can live in your own place, but share meals [...]

14 07, 2017

How would you cope if everything was taken away from you? (TED – Video)

By |2017-07-10T11:16:38+10:00July 14th, 2017|Mindset, Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

How would you cope if everything was taken away from you?  Materially is one thing, but what if you lost almost all control over your body?  Could you see it as a [...]

30 06, 2017

How new bionics let us run, climb and dance

By |2017-05-29T23:39:11+10:00June 30th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way since Captain Hook’s er, hook. Barbara and I vividly remember watching Paralympic runners at the Sydney 2000 games carrying different artificial legs around depending on [...]

19 05, 2017

What would a driverless world look like?

By |2017-04-25T15:12:55+10:00May 19th, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

Every big city suffers horrendous traffic congestion.  Government’s solution – build more roads or enlarge existing ones!  But what if you completely rethought the problem using biology? Nature, through evolution always finds [...]

14 04, 2017

Why the way we think about charity is dead wrong

By |2017-04-07T11:37:38+10:00April 14th, 2017|Marketing, Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

This talk on how we relate to charities really struck a nerve.  I was unpleasantly surprised that I held every one of the misconceptions Dan Pallotta calls us out on. Honestly, watching [...]

23 03, 2017

Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet

By |2017-03-23T14:29:05+11:00March 23rd, 2017|Practical Tips, TEDx, Video|0 Comments

Did you know Apple owes its success to VisiCalc, the first computer spreadsheet system?  Conceived and designed by Dan Bricklin in 1979, spreadsheets have revolutionised business computing. In this TED Talk, Dan [...]

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