Learning Points from Jane Mcgonigal’s TED Talk on “The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life”

Finally, a TED talk on gaming and its benefits! Not quite what I expected, but game designer Jane Mcgonigal shares how gaming can help us tremendously in our lives, and in some cases, even extend our life. 1. The top 5 regrets of the dying are: a. I wish I hadn't worked so hard b.… Continue reading Learning Points from Jane Mcgonigal’s TED Talk on “The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life”

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Learning Points from Russell Foster’s TED Talk on “Why do we Sleep?”

Sleep! Something all parents yearn for and wished they have done more of after kids appear in their lives. Russell Foster shares his insights on sleep with us. 1. Scientists have dozens of ideas about why we sleep, but do not have a consensus on which is right. Some of these include restoration, energy conservation,… Continue reading Learning Points from Russell Foster’s TED Talk on “Why do we Sleep?”

Learning Points from Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk on “The Transformative Power of Classical Music”

I belong to the group of people that occasionally listen to classical music, though I lack the skills to know how to appreciate it properly. Benjamin Zander enlightens us with this TED talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion It is instructive how Benjamin Zander brings us through a piano piece by Chopin, and guides us on how the composer… Continue reading Learning Points from Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk on “The Transformative Power of Classical Music”

Learning Points from BLACK’s TED Talk on “My Journey to Yo-Yo Mastery”

Sharing by BLACK on how mastering the yo-yo changed his life. For those interested in following their passion, this is inspirational and very real. https://www.ted.com/talks/black_my_journey_to_yo_yo_mastery I emphatise with him when he shared that nothing changed even after he returned home victorious as a yo-yo world champion. It really takes work to convert your passion into… Continue reading Learning Points from BLACK’s TED Talk on “My Journey to Yo-Yo Mastery”

Learning Points from Ric Elias’s TED Talk on “3 Things I Learned while My Plane Crashed”

Imagine staring at death in the face, but then you are given a second chance at life. How would things be different? https://www.ted.com/talks/ric_elias 1. There's no reason anymore to postpone anything in life.  2. Don't end up regretting the time spent on things that don't matter with the people that matter 3. Be the best… Continue reading Learning Points from Ric Elias’s TED Talk on “3 Things I Learned while My Plane Crashed”