Tag Archive | inspire

A host of heroes

A short video from TedEd about different types of heroes.

What can some of literature’s most famous heroes teach us?

From the epic hero (like Beowulf) to the tragic hero (like Oedipus), each has something distinctive to share. April Gudenrath describes the many faces of the fictional hero — and shows how they can inspire everyday people.

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Tribal leadership

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This is an interesting video from TEDx about organizational culture and tribal leadership from David Logan.

But first, why you should listen to David Logan (from his speaker page):

David Logan studies how people communicate within a company — and how to harness our natural gifts to make change within organizations. He looks at emerging patterns of corporate leadership, organizational transformation, generational differences in the workplace, and team building for high-potential managers and executives.

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At TEDxUSC, business professor David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form — in schools, workplaces, even the driver’s license bureau. By understanding our shared tribal tendencies, we can help lead each other to become better individuals.

So God Made a Designer

A video “for the designer in each of us”.

Inspired by RAM’s commercial in this year’s Super Bowl featuring a recorded speech given by legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (from the 1978 National Future Farmers of America Convention), “God Made a Farmer” — this “parody” with impersonation by Jim Meskimen ( http://www.jimpressions.net ) features, design, logo design, branding and a cameo appearance by Shark Tank star Daymond John. Written by brand identity specialist David Brier for his Fast Company blog, this celebrates what designers do to make the world a better place.

Beyond Caine’s Arcade

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An interesting talk from TEDx about a boy how liked a challenge and build a home-made arcade game.

All Caine Monroy wanted was for some people to come and play in his homemade arcade. What he got has become so much more. Via a short film posted on the internet just a few short months ago, Caine Monroy has become an internet sensation. Nirvan Mullick is an award-winning filmmaker and digital strategist, whose short film CAINE’S ARCADE has taken the internet by storm and launched a worldwide movement. The story of Caine and Nirvan is a wonderful example of human connection and what amazing things can happen when people join together to help someone fulfill a dream.

Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed

This is a video from EntrepreneurOnline about taking initiative and failing until you succeed in the business and entrepreneur world.

Author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo and starting a business with Bryan Elliott for ‘Behind the Brand.’

Seth Godin – How to get your ideas to spread

As a follow-up from my last post about Seth Godin here, this is a video from TED about how to get your ideas to spread with great examples.

In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones

Seth Godin – Ideas and Marketing

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This is a video about Seth Godin and ideas and doing what you want in connection with marketing it.

More information about him can be found at his website here.

SETH GODIN has written fourteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.

As an entrepreneur, he has founded dozens of companies, most of which failed. Yoyodyne, his first internet company, was funded by Flatiron and Softbank and acquired by Yahoo! in 1998. It pioneered the use of ethical direct mail online, something Seth calls Permission Marketing. He was VP of Direct Marketing at Yahoo! for a year.

His latest company, Squidoo.com, is ranked among the top 125 sites in the US (by traffic) by Quantcast. It allows anyone (even you) to build a page about any topic you’re passionate about. The site raises money for charity and pays royalties to its million plus members.

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The marketing guru and author talks about the new year, the ‘forever recession’, and how you can join the race to the top, instead of settling for the bottom.

Larry Smith – Why you will fail to have a great career

Here it is another interesting talk from TED.

Throughout his three-decade career here at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies.

Having taught introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship classes, he recently celebrated assigning his 29,000th grade earlier this year.

Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Larry has also coached several of his former students to help them position and develop their businesses, the most famous of which is Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the revolutionary BlackBerry wireless mobile smart phone. Larry also sits on the advisory panels of start-ups to provide his guidance on financing and negotiation with investors and venture capitalists.

Ebru Art

Ebru Art (or Paper Marbling in English) is defined by wikipedia as:

Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.

In the next two videos we can see it in action:

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

Here is a great video from TED about the open-source micro controller board named Arduino.

This is how wikipedia defines Arduino:

Arduino is a popular open-sourcesingle-board microcontroller, descendant of the open-source Wiring platform,[2][3] designed to make the process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more accessible. The hardware consists of a simple open hardware design for the Arduino board with an Atmel AVR processor and on-board input/output support. The software consists of a standard programming language compiler and the boot loader that runs on the board.[4]

Arduino hardware is programmed using a Wiring-based language (syntax and libraries), similar to C++ with some slight simplifications and modifications, and a Processing-based integrated development environment.

Current versions can be purchased pre-assembled; hardware design information is available for those who would like to assemble an Arduino by hand. Additionally, variations of the Italian-made Arduino—with varying levels of compatibility—have been released by third parties; some of them are programmed using the Arduino software.

More information about the video from TED :

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source micro controller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine — from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great.”