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The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization | Notes & Review

May 30, 2013

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Peter Drucker. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Jossey-Bass, 2008. (119 pages) www.fivequestionsbook.com Forward It is often said that the simple questions are the hardest to answer. … Simple questions can be profound, and answering them requires us to make stark and honest — and sometimes painful — self-assessments. […]

How Do You Kill 11 Million People | Notes & Review

May 30, 2013

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Andy Andrews. How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why The truth Matters More Than You Think. Thomas Nelson, 2011. (84 pages) The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. – Plato If it is correct that “you shall know […]

TED | Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake

May 29, 2013

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So, when I was in art school, I developed a shake in my hand, and this was the straightest line I could draw. Now in hindsight, it was actually good for some things, like mixing a can of paint or shaking a Polaroid, but at the time this was really doomsday. This was the destruction […]

TED | Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other’s minds

May 21, 2013

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  Today I’m going to talk to you about the problem of other minds. And the problem I’m going to talk about is not the familiar one from philosophy, which is, “How can we know whether other people have minds?” That is, maybe you have a mind, and everyone else is just a really convincing […]

TED | Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

May 11, 2013

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Thank you very much. I moved to America 12 years ago with my wife Terry and our two kids. Actually, truthfully, we moved to Los Angeles — (Laughter) — thinking we were moving to America, but anyway, it’s a short plane ride from Los Angeles to America. I got here 12 years ago, and when […]

TED | John Legend: “True Colors”

May 10, 2013

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Every now and then a good talk isn’t a talk at all. This special performance was set in the context of teachers and educators. Beautiful. ♪ You with the sad eyes ♪ ♪ Don’t be discouraged ♪ ♪ Oh, I realize ♪ ♪ It’s hard to take courage ♪ ♪ In a world full of […]

TED | Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

May 9, 2013

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Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. (Laughter) My bridge coach, Sharon Osberg, says there are more pictures of the back of her head than anyone else’s in the world. (Laughter) Sorry, Sharon. Here you go. We all need people who […]