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The Power of the Crowd | John Drury

The Power of the Crowd | John Drury

 

 

What do you know about crowd behaviour? Do you believe in the mindless crowd? Dr John Drury presents the crowd in a different light, highlighting how identity can shape the behaviour of a crowd. Dispelling the myth of the mindless crowd; giving it life.
 
Dr. John Drury is a senior lecturer in Social Psychology at Sussex University. His research focuses on collective action, resilience, and reactions to situations of crowding, among others. His work has been used by the Emergency Services and the Department of Health.

 

The Four Superpowers of the Internet | Dave Moskovitz

The Four Superpowers of the Internet | Dave Moskovitz

 

 

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO DAVE MOSKOVITZ?

 

Exploring how we all have access and can embody the superpowers which the internet allows us to have. What will you do with your powers?
 
Dave is a professional director and startup investor. He’s invested in a number of New Zealand startups that are now performing on the world stage, and is on the InternetNZ and Open Polytechnic Councils. His sweet spot is the busy intersection between technology, commerce, and making the world a better place.
 
Dave was born in California, wrote his first computer program at age 11, joined the nascent IT industry, and then immigrated to New Zealand in 1982. After starting a Ph.D in Applied Linguistics studying the phonology of New Zealand Sign Language, he cofounded one of Wellington’s early Internet startups in 1995 which later sold to a multinational. He still loves coding.
 
Dave is on the national leadership team at Startup Weekend and Startup New Zealand, and has helped many entrepreneurs refine their ideas, find the right cofounders and team members, secure investment, enter global markets, and scale internationally.

Breaking Outside of Your Friends List | Alan Schaaf

Breaking Outside of Your Friends List | Alan Schaaf

 

The power of online communities and how anonymous groups of people can be a source of good in this world.
 

Alan Schaaf is the founder and CEO of the website Imgur.com, which allows you to upload and share images with the world. He’s been programming professionally since he was 14, and has started two successful bootstrapped companies through his keen eye for design and user experience.
 
He created Imgur in 2009, and since then it’s grown into an online community where millions of people express their ideas and opinions through images. By the end of Alan’s talk, you will learn about the future of communities, how they’re changing the world, and what that means for you.

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

 

 

When Genius and Insanity Hold Hands | Ondi Timoner

When Genius and Insanity Hold Hands | Ondi Timoner

 

The internet is a horror film starring all of us — will we step out of line and create something different? Ondi Timoner (two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner) explores what happens when genius and insanity hold hands to create the impossible. In the future, 40% of jobs may be eliminated by technology — but were you working on your dream anyway?
 
Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice, for “Dig!” (2004) and “We Live in Public” (2009). She currently produces and hosts the only documentary talk show in the world, BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc), which has more than 150 episodes, and has created an online network for entrepreneurs, innovators and artists documenting the top thought-leaders and doers who use technology to disrupt old paradigms, called A Total Disruption.
 
Timoner has also directed numerous commercials for such clients as Ford, State Farm, the Clinton Foundation and many music videos for artists including Lucinda Williams, The Jonas Brothers, The Vines, OK Go and Fastball, which garnered her a Grammy nomination in 1998. She is a fellow of the Sundance Institute and the Tribeca All-Access Program, and has been a member of the Director’s Guild of America since 2006.

How to Be Beautiful

How to Be Beautiful

 

In this episode of The Charged Life, high performance coach and motivational speaker Brendon Burchard reveals what makes people beautiful: aliveness and authenticity. 

Brendon Burchard is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include THE CHARGE, THE MILLIONAIRE MESSENGER, and LIFE’S GOLDEN TICKET. He is also the founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal growth and development training for achievers. Larry King named Brendon “one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world.” 

After a car accident at 19 years old inspired him to turn his life around and follow his dreams, and then having the blessings to become a multimillionaire writer and trainer by the age of 32, Brendon has dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice with the world. He is now one of the most in-demand motivational speakers and life coaches in the world. 

How has Technology Changed Community Competitiveness?: Ted Abernathy

How has Technology Changed Community Competitiveness?: Ted Abernathy

 

Born in Dallas, N.C., Ted received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his Master’s from Johns Hopkins University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and is an Eisenhower Fellow for global economics. His 33-year economic development career has included work for cities, counties, regions and the private sector. The Southern Growth Policies Board, where Ted has served as executive director since 2008, is a 42-year old public policy think tank that provides economic development research, strategic planning and policy advice for 12 Southern states and for communities and organizations across the south. Current work includes state innovation, local economic development planning, innovative regional clusters, workforce-economic development alignment and civic engagement. Prior to his time at Southern Growth, Ted served as Executive Vice President and COO for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership where he developed and implemented national award winning strategic plans. As an economic futurist Ted speaks to over 100 groups annually.

Connectedness & The Digital Self: Jillian Ney

Connectedness & The Digital Self: Jillian Ney

 

Dr Jillian Ney is the first Dr of social media in the UK. She is the brainchild behind and CEO of Disruptive Insight, a social intelligence consultancy that specialises in transforming digital noise into valuable insight for business. She talks about the symbolism of connectedness in social media, how social networking sites do not really allow us to connect properly, and questions the future of social networking. 

Connected Living: Michelle Tanmizi

Connected Living: Michelle Tanmizi

 

Michelle Tanmizi specializes in conscious work and life management. She has twenty years of corporate management background where she has proven a track record in effective people management, and in building and restructuring effective and productive teams. Michelle is passionate about people and this is obvious in her work. Complemented with her meta-coaching, counseling and training qualifications, Michelle adapts well to each individual she coaches. She understands gender issues intimately and is passionate about developing feminine leadership and potential as well as dealing with workplace bullying. She is versatile, adaptable and understands both the Asian and Western mentality and culture. At TEDxHKUST, she will be talking about Connected Living, focusing on Neuro-Linguistic Programming and The Self. 

Don’t have time for social media? Make time for LinkedIn by Hank Berkowitz

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As we’ve said many times before on the topic of social media, each platform has its merits—if you have the time and energy to master them. But, if you only have time to devote to one social platform—we know even that’s a stretch for many of you–then LinkedIn will probably give you the biggest bang for your effort.

 

LinkedIn for referrals

 

First, look at the user base. About 40 percent LinkedIn members are Managers, Directors, Owners, VPs or C-Suite officers. Do you want likes, winks and friends? Or do you want new clients or trusted referral sources? We thought so.

 

Second, don’t get obsessed about your number of connections. No one’s keeping score. Quality trumps quantity. Definitely reach out to your inner circle and to valuable contacts that you just made at an industry conference or professional event. Definitely follow interesting people so that articles (or online discussions) that are relevant to your work show up daily in your inbox. But, having 50 deep connections with the movers and shakers in your business is far better than having 500+ connections composed of people you barely know beyond a quick business card or email exchange.

 

John Powell, a principal at one of our longstanding clients, CEG Worldwide, noted recently that LinkedIn can help you position yourself as an expert to members of your target market. To make LinkedIn work for you, your profile must spell out the specific value that you bring to your clients’ financial lives—for example, by including your mission statement and elevator speech. Also spell out how you do great work for your clients and the biggest benefits that investors gain by working with you, he said. When you ask clients for introductions to other people—don’t be afraid to do this often– you can mention specific people by name and increase your chances of gaining an introduction to them. The key, said Powell, is not to ask for a referral per se, but to offer a “second opinion” in which you conduct a free review for a clients’ friend and associate.


Conclusion

 

LinkedIn and other popular social networking platforms are powerful tools for disseminating information to the masses. These tools are fast, inexpensive and easy to use, but if you’re not careful, they can be a tremendous drain of your firm’s time, energy and resources. Figure out which one or two platforms you and your firm can really get behind and find an in-house champion or outside expert to help you. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Just make sure reach out on a consistent, reasonable basis and for goodness sake, make sure your profile is updated regularly make sure you have something relevant to share whenever you tweet, post, Link, like connect or pin.