Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
This is easily the most awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping thing I’ve seen in months. In its low Earth orbit ~250 miles above our planet, the International Space Station takes about 90 minutes to complete one orbit of the Earth. Fewer than 600 people have ever orbited our planet, but with this realtime video by Seán Doran, you can experience what it looks like from the vantage point of the IIS for the full 90 minutes.
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
We’ve all heard that robots are going to take our jobs – but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions – the things we spend our weekends doing – to keep us relevant in the age of robotics.
Monday, Mar 19, 2018
“Will machines replace humans?” This question is on the mind of anyone with a job to lose. Daniel Susskind confronts this question and three misconceptions we have about our automated future, suggesting we ask something else: How will we distribute wealth in a world when there will be less – or even no – work?
Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017
Pants optional. Wouldn’t that be nice for your work day? Remote working can make that possible, and many companies are starting to change their culture to offer those options.
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017
What is UBI? How would free money change our lives?
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
Architects don’t give away their blueprints. Diners don’t fork out free meals. Personal Trainers don’t sign over their intellectual property on spec. This video pokes fun at the speculative creative bidding process in new business pitches.
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
If you work in an office, there’s a good chance it’s an open one. How did we get here? And why is it so bad?
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017
Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us – and it’s often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
Working from home (or WFH) has an undeservedly bad reputation, says Stanford economist Bloom. Based on research comparing the productivity of those who are “home working on their couches or in their pajamas” with those commuting and sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day, Bloom says no one should be afraid to tell their boss they are working at home. Here is the evidence you need to convince your supervisor to let you give it a try.
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
If capitalism is supposed to value work, why has it led much of the workforce into the age of seemingly meaningless tasks, titles and functions?
Friday, Dec 16, 2016
How we became more than 7 billion – humanity’s population explosion, visualised.
Monday, Nov 14, 2016
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.
Monday, Mar 28, 2016
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
Friday, Mar 18, 2016
We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
Without Bound, a documentary featuring perspectives on mobile living from a group of fascinating folks who live fulfilling, sustainable, off-grid lives in vans, travel trailers and motorhomes… Find out more about the people and how they do it.
Friday, Dec 4, 2015
If the earth is spinning to the east at 1000 miles per hour… why can’t we fly west more easily?
Friday, Oct 16, 2015
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Chris and his brother Daniel pack for a two week trip to Japan.
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015
More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. Writer Pico Iyer — who himself has three or four “origins” — meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
Scott Mangis is a former US Marine who now lives his life as a Zen monk near Tokyo, Japan. We explore Scott’s life story and path that lead him to completely change his way of living.