How good is your memory?

A small disclaimer: I will probably edit this post at a later date when I’ve given more thought to the narrative. For now, I just wanted to get this posted before it ends up on an ever growing “to do” (won’t do) list. Earlier today I watched “the problem with eyewitness testimony” by Scott Fraser: […]

The happy secret to better work (Shawn Anchor – TEDxBloomington)

It’s fair to say I am a massive fan of ¬†TEDxTalks and think the majority of their presentations are absolutely fantastic. Despite this, I have only blogged about two of their videos – Nigel Marsh on Work – Life balance & Rory Sutherland on Charitable Yield Management. The reason for this is very simple: there […]

Charitable Yield Management by Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland presented the idea of Charitable Yield Management to attendees of TEDxOxford on 26th September 2011 and the video appeared on the TEDxTalks YouTube channel in January of this year. For the first part of the video Rory covers some interesting observations by behavioural economists, in particular the way in which our perception of […]

The Evolution of the Computer Virus by Mikko Hypponen

In what is possibly the most entertaining Ted Talk I have seen this year, Mikko Hypponen begins by introducing the first known computer virus – now 25 years old. Using a simulator, Mikko shows that that ‘Brain A’ was nothing more than a mild inconvenience. Exploring the code behind Brain A, Mikko extracts a name […]

TEDTALKS: Nigel Marsh on work-life balance

The following video was recorded at TEDxSydney and features Nigel Marsh talking about work-life balance. Nigel caught my attention because he is very realistic about what is possible in terms of work-life balance. After spelling out his ideal day, mixing work with relaxation and family time, Nigel acknowledges this isn’t possible on a daily basis. […]