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Getting your teams to perform like Olympic athletes

What does it take to get a team to reach high performance? Check out my exclusive video interview with two Olympic athletes about assessing “Will it make the Boat go faster?”. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that’s how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida — at age 64. Hear her story. Continue reading

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Innovation of Loneliness

Here is an interesting video exploring ideal human group sizes, human psychology, and the effects of social media and social networks on the human condition. It will be interesting to see, now that we know these things, what we choose to do. What impact have the innovations that are social media and social networking had on your life and your loneliness? Continue reading

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What can leaders learn from Nigel Kennedy? Too much planning stiffens the performance. Too much spontaneity makes the performance sloppy. Like most things in life, it’s a clever balance. What other transferable lessons from Kennedy’s musical performance can we learn? Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: Body Parts on a Chip

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications — even custom cures for one specific person. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: Life in the "Digital Now"

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what’s real? Continue reading

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Design's Role in Innovation

Great new ideas – the sort that make businesses grow and make daily life better – can come from anywhere. But design-led innovation is coming to be seen as one of the faster, more reliable and less risky ways of generating them. Continue reading

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