Learning Points from Shane Koyczan’s TED Talk on “To This Day… For the Bullied and Beautiful”

Shane Koyczan, a poet, shares a little about his life and gives a moving rendition of his spoken word poetry piece titled "To This Day" https://www.ted.com/talks/shane_koyczan_to_this_day_for_the_bullied_and_beautiful Some of the points he raised resonated with me somehow, even though I did not experience them myself. The part which he was asked what he wants to be… Continue reading Learning Points from Shane Koyczan’s TED Talk on “To This Day… For the Bullied and Beautiful”

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Learning Points from Alain Dr Botton’s TED Talk on “A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success”

I thought I had my fill of talks regarding success already, so naturally I was hesitant about watching another. The thing about these TED talks is that they always surprise me with new ideas and perspectives. Here's another view by philosopher Alain de Botton. https://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_a_kinder_gentler_philosophy_of_success 1. You can't be successful in everything. 2. Don't let… Continue reading Learning Points from Alain Dr Botton’s TED Talk on “A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success”

Learning Points from BBC Future’s Article on “The Useless Design Features in Modern Products”

You might have thought today's products would have been pretty optimised after years of use and improvements. Surprisingly, there are a good number of things which are next to useless in modem times, but are yet retained in products. Any idea what these are? Read on to find out! http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171023-the-useless-design-features-in-modern-products 1. Jeans retain antiquated watch… Continue reading Learning Points from BBC Future’s Article on “The Useless Design Features in Modern Products”

Learning Points from Arianna Huffington’s TED Talk on “How to Succeed? Get More Sleep” 

It's kind of ironic that here I am sacrificing my sleeping time to read and learn more, and there Arianna Huffington, a journalist, is, urging people to get more sleep. https://www.ted.com/talks/arianna_huffington_how_to_succeed_get_more_sleep In some ways, what she says is probably right. There is probably an optimum level of sleep in everyone's body daily. But to generalise,… Continue reading Learning Points from Arianna Huffington’s TED Talk on “How to Succeed? Get More Sleep” 

Learning Points from Genevieve von Petzinger’s TED Talk on “Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Ancient Caves All Over Europe?”

If you have ever wondered where written communication all started, you might have guessed it came from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, or perhaps ancient chinese script 4,000-5,000 years ago. Would you be surprised to discover that they actually started way back maybe even 40,000 years ago in the ice ages? https://www.ted.com/talks/genevieve_von_petzinger_why_are_these_32_symbols_found_in_ancient_caves_all_over_europe Genevieve von Petzinger, a paleoanthropologist,… Continue reading Learning Points from Genevieve von Petzinger’s TED Talk on “Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Ancient Caves All Over Europe?”