15 TED talks that will change your life

Posted by batman on Jul 12th, 2013
2013
Jul 12

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There’s no better way to start your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a nice TED talk to make you feel ready to take on your day. TED – which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design – features “ideas worth spreading.” The speaker series launched in 1984, and there are now more than 1,400 TED talks available online.

But don’t feel overwhelmed, we’ve rounded up 15 of the most inspirational, tear-jerking and downright beautiful TED talks out there. So sit back, relax and get ready to listen to some of the most courageous and fascinating people in the world. Each talk is shorter than 30 minutes, so feel free to bookmark for later consumption.

This post unashamedly taken from Mashable – all credit due to the writer. These talks are just really worth listening to.

Jill Bolte Taylor: A Stroke of Insight
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius
Meg Jay: Why 30 Is Not the New 20
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation
Deb Roy: The Birth of a Word
Nilofer Merchant: Got a Meeting? Take a Walk
Ken Robinson: Schools Kill Creativity
Elon Musk: The Mind Behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Andrew Solomon: Love, No Matter What
Bryan Stevenson: We Need to Talk About an Injustice
Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion

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The world’s best countries

Posted by batman on Sep 4th, 2010
2010
Sep 4

I found this really cool interactive study of the world’s “best” countries, hosted by Newsweek. The analysis considers education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism and political environment. Countries can by grouped for example by sub-saharan african, all countries, EU and G7, to mention but a few.

To quote Newsweek – “A Newsweek study of health, education, economy and polictics rank’s the globe’s true national champions.”

But it wasn’t the informative nature, or the level of detail that caught my eye. It was the slick manner in which it was presented. I develop web applications for a living, and it has been a while since I have seen a web “application” that is just so “cool”…

Please click here to see for yourself.

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IT Salary Survey 2009

Posted by batman on Sep 3rd, 2010
2010
Sep 3

The gender gap remains one of the constants in a decade of doing this survey…

Those with degrees earn significantly more …

At executive level, the median salary is R59 000, followed by R35 000 for operational managers, R33 000 for IT specialists and R25 00 for general IT staff…

… over the past 18 months, many companies affected by the economic crunch have applied a salary freeze…

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