Black Gold The Secrets of Oil
An Ultra Low Energy Lifestyle: Stephanie Horowitz
Where and how we live have always spoken volumes about who we are. In this TEDxBeaconStreet talk, Stephanie Horowitz, an Architect and Certified Passive House Consultant, shows how our homes and lifestyle choices offer a unique opportunity to express our environmental values. Stephanie presents a project in Brookline, MA that, through thoughtful design, detailing, and construction, achieves a 70-80% reduction in energy use and carbon footprint, relative to conventional new homes.
The Energised Leader Keynote
Paul Mitchell Speaker and Author speaks to entrepreneurs on being an energised leader who leads with integrity, authenticity and vitality.
This is the first part in a series of videos from the same keynote. Be sure to watch them all for best leadership learning.
This is the second insightful instalment in the series with a key take away on getting a good baseline…
This is the third insightful instalment in the series of mastering leading self to lead others… with more energy
This is the fourth and final insightful instalment in the series.
What to do if you want to be happy – Andrew Carnegie
Making an island energy independent
Renewable energy has been used in Corsica, France, for decades. Now the island is considered an experiment for the newest technologies.
This is the new “Energy Tapping Method” which helps you to release rapidly post traumatic stress and emotional imbalances. This is an interview with Fred Gallo ph.d., psychotherapist from Pennsylvania, USA. He explains in this interview how the method works and what one can do to relief stress and emotional imbalances. Easy to use and with fast and long lasting effects.
BMW Unveils New Electric i3 Concept Car – Los Angeles Auto Show
BMW unveiled its new i3 concept car at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The luxury car maker is expected to use its new i3 and i8 models to compete with Fisker and Tesla. Video by WSJ’s Joseph B. White via #WorldStream.
Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world’s energy future, describing the need for “miracles” to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he’s backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050. A passionate techie and a shrewd businessman, Bill Gates changed the world once, while leading Microsoft to dizzying success. Now he’s set to do it again with his own style of philanthropy and passion for innovation.
Why you should listen to him:
Bill Gates is founder and former CEO of Microsoft. A geek icon, tech visionary and business trailblazer, Gates’ leadership — fueled by his long-held dream that millions might realize their potential through great software — made Microsoft a personal computing powerhouse and a trendsetter in the Internet dawn. Whether you’re a suit, chef, quant, artist, media maven, nurse or gamer, you’ve probably used a Microsoft product today.
In summer of 2008, Gates left his day-to-day role with Microsoft to focus on philanthropy. Holding that all lives have equal value (no matter where they’re being lived), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has now donated staggering sums to HIV/AIDS programs, libraries, agriculture research and disaster relief — and offered vital guidance and creative funding to programs in global health and education. Gates believes his tech-centric strategy for giving will prove the killer app of planet Earth‘s next big upgrade.
In his second annual letter, released in late January 2010, Gates takes stock of his first full year with the Gates Foundation.
“When Gates looks at the world, a world in which millions of preventable deaths occur each year, he sees an irrational, inefficient, broken system, an application that needs to be debugged. It shocks him — his word — that people don’t see this, the same way it shocked him that nobody but he and [Paul] Allen saw the microchip for what it was.” Time
John Davison Rockefeller, his biography
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.
Through his witty and literate books — and his new School of Life — Alain de Botton helps others find fulfillment in the everyday.
Why you should listen to him:
It started in 1997, when Alain de Botton turned away from writing novels and instead wrote a touching extended essay titled How Proust Can Change Your Life, which became an unlikely blockbuster in the “self-help”category. His subsequent books take on some of the fundamental worries of modern life (am I happy? where exactly do I stand?), informed by his deep reading in philosophy and by a novelist’s eye for small, perfect moments. His newest book is The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.
In 2008, de Botton helped start the School of Life in London, a social enterprise determined to make learning and therapy relevant in today’s uptight culture. His goal is (through any of his mediums) to help clients learn “how to live wisely and well.”
“He writes with an elegance philosophers might envy … We’re painlessly instructed while we read for fun.” SF Chronicle