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TED | Neil MacGregor: 2600 Years of History in One Object

February 29, 2012

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The things we make have one supreme quality — they live longer than us. We perish, they survive; we have one life, they have many lives, and in each life they can mean different things. Which means that, while we all have one biography, they have many. I want this morning to talk about the […]

Being Elmo | Notes & Review

February 29, 2012

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http://beingelmo.com/ There were two specific sentiments that I was drawn to in this well done documentary. First: “This is too deep. It’s sort of like religion. It’s like another being, it’s like something deep inside of you.” – Kermit the Frog when asked about the role that Jim Henson plays in his life. When the […]

Something From Nothing? | Notes, Review, & Response

February 26, 2012

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A conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss. 7pm | Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 | ASU Gammage Auditorium http://richarddawkins.net/videos/644930-dawkins-krauss-discussion-from-asu-4-feb http://origins.asu.edu/ NOTES [I have striven to be completely accurate in the following transcription. I take full responsibility for any typos or misrepresenting punctuation or grammar.] Krauss: [Introductory remarks] Krauss: Now, the title for this evening is […]

Humilitas | Notes

February 26, 2012

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John Dickson. Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership. Zondervan, 2011. (196 pages) INTRODUCTION | Humility and How I Achieved It CHAPTER 1 | Thesis: What Is Humility and Why Does It Matter? Learning history (and especially learning from it) is the ultimate exercise in democracy. By it you give a voice not […]

Milk | Notes & Review

February 25, 2012

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_%28film%29 Here is the closing line of the movie: If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door… And that’s all. I ask for the movement to continue. Because it’s not about personal gain, not about ego, not about power… it’s about the “us’s” out there. Not only gays, but […]

How to Start the Big Project You’ve Been Putting Off

February 11, 2012

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11:30 AM Thursday February 9, 2012 My highlights from the recent article in HBR: http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2012/02/how-to-start-the-big-project-y.html … Doing something big and important is rarely as simple as just getting it done. Often we don’t know how to start and, even when we do, we rarely already have all the knowledge and capability we need to see […]

TEDx | Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership

February 11, 2012

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I want to start just by asking everyone in the audience a question. How many of you are completely comfortable calling yourselves a leader? See, I’ve asked that question all the way across the country, and everywhere I ask it, no matter where, there’s always a huge portion of the audience that won’t put up […]