Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2014«

TED | Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

March 21, 2014


I grew up in Europe, and World War II caught me when I was between seven and 10 years old. And I realized how few of the grown-ups that I knew were able to withstand the tragedies that the war visited on them — how few of them could even resemble a normal, contented, satisfied, […]

Daring Greatly | Notes & Review

March 19, 2014


BrenĂ© Brown. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Gotham Books, 2012. (287 pages) What It Means to Dare Greatly Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in. (2) Vulnerability is not a weakness, […]

TED | Steven Pinker & Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

March 18, 2014


Steven Pinker (SP): Okay. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (RNG): Reason appears to have fallen on hard times: Popular culture plumbs new depths of dumbth and political discourse has become a race to the bottom. We’re living in an era of scientific creationism, 9/11 conspiracy theories, psychic hotlines, and a resurgence of religious fundamentalism. People who think […]

Chasing Ice | Notes & Review

March 2, 2014


Chasing Ice. (2012) PG-13. Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Carbon and temperature vary together. Over the last 800,000 years or so, the amount of atmospheric carbon in the air was never more […]

Generation Like | Notes & Reflections

March 2, 2014

0 Are we asking the right questions about our teens and technology? Today’s teens don’t need to be chased down. They’re putting themselves out there online for anyone to see, telling the world what is cool, starting with their online profiles. “Likes” are the social currency of our time. The more likes you have, the […]

TED | David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

March 1, 2014


I wanted to talk to you today about creative confidence. I’m going to start way back in the third grade at Oakdale School in Barberton, Ohio.   I remember one day my best friend Brian was working on a project. He was making a horse out of the clay that our teacher kept under the […]