Learning Points from Emily Esfahani Smith’s TED Talk on “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy”

I have always chased happiness in life. After all, what use is a miserable life? But do we get unhappy while chasing a happy life? Emily Esfahani Smith tells us that there's more to life than just happiness. https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_esfahani_smith_there_s_more_to_life_than_being_happy 1. Living a life of meaning is more important than living a happy life. 2. The… Continue reading Learning Points from Emily Esfahani Smith’s TED Talk on “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy”

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Learning Points from Maysoon Zayid’s TED Talk on “I got 99 Problems… Palsy is Just One”

Maysoon Zayid might insist that she is not inspirational, but to me, anyone who overcomes difficulties and achieves something is inspirational to me. Despite her disability, she manages to bring joy to the people around her with her comedic performances, while being real about her issues at the same time. https://www.ted.com/talks/maysoon_zayid_i_got_99_problems_palsy_is_just_one One of the points… Continue reading Learning Points from Maysoon Zayid’s TED Talk on “I got 99 Problems… Palsy is Just One”

Learning Points from Anthony Goldbloom’s TED Talk on “The Jobs We’ll Lose to Machines – And the Ones We Won’t”

With the recent advancements in the robotics field, some of us fear for our jobs. Driverless cars may eventually make commercial drivers obsolete. Robotic manufacturing may put countless assembly line workers out of a job. Anthony Goldbloom shares his thoughts on which jobs might be viable for us humans in the future. https://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_goldbloom_the_jobs_we_ll_lose_to_machines_and_the_ones_we_won_t 1) Machines… Continue reading Learning Points from Anthony Goldbloom’s TED Talk on “The Jobs We’ll Lose to Machines – And the Ones We Won’t”

Learning Points from Ludwick Marishane’s TED Talk on “A Bath Without Water”

Sometimes in the developed world, we tend to take for granted certain conveniences we have. Taking a bath is one of those. Millions of people actually have problems taking a bath in the world today, as Ludwick Marishane shares in this TED Talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/ludwick_marishane_a_bath_without_water Truly, it is in challenges and difficulties that new and innovative… Continue reading Learning Points from Ludwick Marishane’s TED Talk on “A Bath Without Water”

Learning Points from Benedetta Berti’s TED Talk on “The Surprising Way Groups Like ISIS Stay in Power”

We always think of these militant groups as hardcore fighters who stop at nothing to meet their own objectives. Has anyone wondered what they do when they are not fighting? Recruiting? Training? What about how they get their money? Benedetta Berti shares in this TED talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/benedetta_berti_the_surprising_way_groups_like_isis_stay_in_power Surprisingly to me, these groups do social work… Continue reading Learning Points from Benedetta Berti’s TED Talk on “The Surprising Way Groups Like ISIS Stay in Power”