What does the future want from us?

 

A thought provoking short film from Nic Askew of Soul Biographies. This short explores the “competencies” necessary for tomorrow’s workplace. Interesting if you have children and/or you plan to be in the workplace in the next 10 -15 years!

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The art of misdirection

If you could control someone’s attention what would you do with it?

Apollo Robbins – The gentleman thief, described by Forbes magazine as ‘an artful manipulator of awareness’, demonstrates in this entertaining presentation how you can control someone’s attention and influence their behaviour whilst highlighting the flaws in our perception.

 

Learning from dirty jobs

Are we following a diet of bad advice? has our collective consciousness been infected by poor wisdom which we follow blindly, such as ‘work smart not hard’ and ‘follow your passion’! According to Mike Rowe, “People with dirty jobs are happier than you think. As a group, they’re the happiest people I know.” This TED talk is witty, compelling, uncomfortable, informative and thought provoking. If you haven’t seen it then do watch this. Thanks TED for recirculating it in 2013.

Can you make work life balance work?

Nigel Marsh is the author of “Fat, Forty and Fired” and “Overworked and Underlaid.” In this short talk he turns his attention to work-life balance. He says it is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

If you are a Corporate warrior then this is one for you.

How Will You Measure Your Life?

In this talk and his book with the same title, Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and world-renowned innovation guru, examines the daily decisions that define our lives.

He encourages you to consider some of the most important questions you will ever face. The fundamental questions everyone asks themselves at some point in their lives. Here are a few:

  • How can I be sure I will find satisfaction in my career?
  • How can I be sure that my personal relationships become an enduring source of happiness?
  • How can I avoid compromising my integrity—and stay out of jail?
  • How will I measure your life?

Looking at the world through the lens of big business, he doesn’t  set out an A-Z of what to do, instead with gentle and inspiring wisdom he sets out a profound set of guidelines that encourages all of us to think about what is truly important.

Do make the time and watch this: