Forget conventional thinking about strategy, about traditional management methods. Yves Morieux suggests 6 rules to simplify complexity. He invites us to think differently.
He asks “Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? ”
He answers “Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete.”
Amanda Palmer endulges us as she explores how being a street statue, prepared her for the music industry. She invites us to think “Don’t make people pay for music, Let them.”
In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. An incredible insight of how really connecting with people can lead to amazing things.
I was intrigued how Linsey Pollak actually discovered this. He turns a carrot into a clarinet using an electic drill, a carrot and a saxophone mouthpiece, and plays it all in a matter of 5 minutes.
As Linsey suggests “a really good definition of creativity is the coming together of two previously unrelated things and creating something new” – he certainly does that!
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love.
In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking:
- bold ideas,
- wild creativity and
- especially optimism.
Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
We need to take stock of this message and listen.
I first saw this TED talks at the recent TEDxBrum event in early November. Ron Finley invites us to think that Food is the problem. He is now planting food in South Central Los Angeles. He plants, not in allotments, or gardens but in waste areas such as road verges, abandoned lots etc. He does it for fun but the impact is incredible.
Inspirational story with some real thought provoking content.