Ted Talk of the Week – Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits
Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Daniele Quercia: Happy maps
Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way. http://www.ted.com/talks/daniele_quercia_happy_maps
Is Facebook your BFF?
Is Facebook your BFF? A study has just been published by researchers at Cambridge University which shows that computers can better analyse your personality based on your Facebook likes than your friends or even your family. Just 10 Facebook likes were found to better predict personality than participants’ work colleagues, 70 likes enabled the software to […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe
My Predictions for 2015: Employee Engagement – Where Next?
Employee engagement – where next? New year is a great time to look forward, so I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a few areas that I’d like to see change in 2015 within the world of employee engagement. Are my points wishful thinking or poised to become a reality? I’d love to […]
Ted Talk of The Week – Be An Opportunity Maker: by Kare Anderson
We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And … what if you’re shy?) Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions. http://www.ted.com/talks/kare_anderson_be_an_opportunity_maker?language=en