From TED.com Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more … Continued
Another riveting TED talk on the value of local projects – to the bottom line, to the environment, to build skills. http://tinyurl.com/2f5qlf3
Daniel Pink talks about how our education system lags about 20 years behind what industry requires – now we need skills in conceptual thinking and creativity and not routines/standardisation and how to pass tests (particularly multiple choice tests). Listen here.
The measure of an entrepreneur used to be the number of real friends claimed, but times have changed. Now the measure is how many hits one has on a Google name search, factored by some formula, like the sum of all positive messages minus 100 for every negative message. That’s the reason every good parent … Continued
According to the results of a study by workplace psychologists OPP, 71% of all line managers would change the people decisions they’ve made if given a second chance. It’s an indictment on the “gut instinct” culture that costs UK businesses millions of pounds in performance issues each year. Worryingly, nearly four in ten (39%) line … Continued
I’ve been writing some emails on behalf of a client and thought I should start sharing these gems via the blog. So here goes my first one… Have you ever thought about the best way to get what you want? How is it that others around you seem to get what they want and you … Continued
We like this organisation – it has many fabulous speakers. They are holding their conference in Oxford this week. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along … Continued