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Cognitive prescription for blind hindsight | Richard Chalkley

Cognitive prescription for blind hindsight | Richard Chalkley

 

We do not need to be blind to the source of our mistakes, but we are. As with glasses to correct myopia, Richard believes that there is a cognitive prescription for Blind Hindsight
 
Richard is now the Health and Safety Manager for the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. He has looked after safety at the “sharp end” of research into infectious diseases and cancer in the public, private and charity sectors. He is a practitioner who strives to understand the human condition and why we get it wrong so often and so easily.

The History of our Universe by Big History Project

Introduction to Thresholds of Increasing Complexity | Big History Project

 

 
 

Threshold 1: The Big Bang | Big History Project

 

 
 

Threshold 2: The Stars Light Up | Big History Project

 

 
 

Crash Course Big History: Stars & Galaxies

 

 
 

Threshold 3: New Chemical Elements | Big History Project

 

 
 

The Periodic Table: Crash Course Chemistry

 

 
 

Threshold 4: Earth & Solar System | Big History Project

 

 
 

Crash Course Big History: The Solar System & the Earth

 

 
 

What Was The Young Earth Like? | Big History Project

 

 
 

Threshold 5: Life on Earth Video | Big History Project

 

 
 

Mini Thresholds Of Life | Big History Project

 

 
 

Crash Course Big History: The Origin of Life

 

 
 

How We Proved An Asteroid Wiped Out The Dinosaurs from The Big History Project

 

 
 

Threshold 6: Humans and Collective Learning | Big History Project

 

 
 

Crash Course Big History: Human Evolution

 

 
 

Migrations and Technological Creativity | Big History Project

 

 
 

Threshold 7: Agriculture | Big History Project

 

 
 

Where and Why Did the First Cities and States Appear? | Big History Project

 

 
 

Why Did Civilizations Expand? | Big History Project

 

 
 

How Did the World Become Interconnected? | Big History Project

 

 
 

Threshold 8: The Modern Revolution | Big History Project

 

 
 

Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History

 

 
 

How Did Change Accelerate? | Big History Project

 

 

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

 

Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.

The healing power of music: Robin Spielberg

The healing power of music: Robin Spielberg

 

Robin Spielberg, a renowned contemporary pianist and composer, tells a very personal story about the healing power of music. Her experiences inspired her to share how music makes an impact on our well-being and helps us through difficulties.

The trasformational power of mentoring: Charlotte Young

The transformational power of mentoring: Charlotte Young

 

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Lugen Family Office 2013 Speaker of the Year Award Winner – Tom Deans

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Tom Deans Understands Family Business Relationships

Lugen Family Office is proud to select Tom Deans as the LFO 2013 Speaker of the Year Award Winner! Congrats Tom and keep up the great work.

 

Dr. Thomas William Deans is the author of the all-time best-selling family business book, Every Family’s Business: 12 Common Sense Questions to Protect Your Wealth.

 

He now speaks on the international lecture circuit full time. Having delivered more than 500 speeches, he has built a reputation as a thought leader on the subject of intergenerational wealth transfer.

 

His lectures and books argue that family has emerged as the greatest economic driver of all time. But the question remains: How can wealth be transferred successfully without destroying the recipient and the wealth itself?

 

It is a question for the times, as the greatest generation of wealth creators move toward death in record numbers. Deans explores the idea that communication is crucial to the success of that transfer, and indeed to the success of individuals, families and communities.

 

The idea to write Willing Wisdom came from Tom watching his mother’s parents die. One death – his grandfather’s – was comparatively quick. His grandmother’s was a long and slow ten-year decline. Despite the significant wealth his grandparents left for family and charity, it is the conversations they shared that Tom thought about the most many years later.

In the end, when it came down to their last breaths, only the care provided by Tom’s parents, not money or even the promise of money, could purchase the dignified death each experienced.

 

Tom is not sure when he first became curious about why our culture has lost its inquisitiveness about death and dying, but he does know, having delivered his keynote speech on transitioning family wealth to tens of thousands of people around the world, that this trend is worsening.

 

We live in a culture that is in awe of wealth and all that it can provide. We also live in a culture that finds it difficult to talk about and contemplate death. The two are inextricably connected.

 

Tom starts conversations, but rarely does he finish them, leaving that to readers and their families, friends and trusted advisors.

 

Willing Wisdom represents a return to the subject of his doctoral research, conducted in the US, Canada and the UK and first published in Charities and Government by Manchester University Press.

 

Tom lives in a forest in the beautiful Hockley Valley in Ontario, Canada, with his wife, two children and five dogs.

 

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Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)

Using daring displays of algorithmic trickery, lightning calculator and number wizard Arthur Benjamin mesmerizes audiences with mathematical mystery and beauty.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?

Arthur Benjamin makes numbers dance. In his day job, he’s a professor of math at Harvey Mudd College; in his other day job, he’s a “Mathemagician,” taking the stage in his tuxedo to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorizations and other astounding math stunts. It’s part of his drive to teach math and mental agility in interesting ways, following in the footsteps of such heroes as Martin Gardner.

Benjamin is the co-author, with Michael Shermer, of Secrets of Mental Math (which shares his secrets for rapid mental calculation), as well as the co-author of the MAA award-winning Proofs That Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof. For a glimpse of his broad approach to math, see the list of research talks on his website, which seesaws between high-level math (such as his “Vandermonde’s Determinant and Fibonacci SAWs,” presented at MIT in 2004) and engaging math talks for the rest of us (“An Amazing Mathematical Card Trick”).

PhotoReading – American photoreaders talk about photoreading

PhotoReading – American photoreaders talk about photoreading

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Paul Scheely of Learning Strategies and American photoreaders talking about their experiences with photoreading and speed reading.

Eventually No One Will Feel Ostracized – Embracing Differences: Erika Gruidl

Eventually No One Will Feel Ostracized – Embracing Differences: Erika Gruidl

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See how one high school student created a team to overcome bureaucracy and life-long lessons in ignoring those with differences, causing a local school to step away from the exclusive mentality of high school and embrace the differences of six remarkable students. Special needs students that had been isolated in the school system became super stars at Livermore High. The change initiated in 2011 persisted with incoming Freshman, as the student body demonstrated to the younger students, who had not yet seen the Shooting Stars, ‘how to act with those with differences.’

Erika Gruidl, Founder of Shooting Stars, a cheer squad comprised of Special Needs students, speaks about the journey in creating a world where everyone feels welcomed. Erika loved performing as a varsity cheerleader for her school and believed Special Needs students deserved the chance to experience the same sort of joy. After initial resistance, the Shooting Stars were ultimately acknowledged, recognized and welcomed by the entire student body.

 

What we learned from 5 million books – Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel

What we learned from 5 million books – Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel

Have you played with Google Labs’ Ngram Viewer? It’s an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.

 

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