Andy Hobsbawm: Do the green thing

Andy Hobsbawm shares a fresh ad campaign about going green -- and some of the fringe benefits.

Motivating Creativity

Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

How do you Make Inventions Work?

Myshkin Ingawale at TEDxUbud

Looking deeply at what creativity and innovation consists of, in practice.

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His 3 bullet points are:
1) Experience the Pain
2) Fail early, small & often
3) Build a team smarter than you

Myshkin Ingawale, a TED 2012 Fellow, is co-founder of Biosense Technologies, a medical device venture focusing on point-of-care, non-invasive diagnostics. His team has developed a needle-free, affordable, portable device to monitor blood hemoglobin, vital for diagnosis treatment and anemia. The technology works on optical principles and gives out results instantly. These democratic diagnostic tools could potentially save one million children and pregnant woman every year and help improve the health outcomes for millions more.

Myshkin has worked at Mckinsey & Company as a business consultant and as a researcher affiliated with MIT's SENSEable City Lab. He holds a FPM (PhD) in management information systems from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a B.Tech in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal.

Listening to Shame

If you listen to the lecture above, you will have an introduction for why understanding shame is important for improving our creativity.

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 Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.