Sense-making: Deborah Ancona Talks with Karl Moore for Forbes

MIT’s Deborah Ancona talks with McGill University’s Karl Moore about MIT’s approach to leadership and their capabilities model.


Ricardo Semler: How To Run A Company With (Almost) No Rules

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?


Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret To Better Work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.


Getting people right: Christian Madsbjerg at TEDxLowerEastSide

Christian founded ReD Associates, a strategy and innovation consulting firm based in the human sciences — with a group of like-minded people in 2007. He is the author of books on social theory and discourse analysis. Christian studied philosophy and political science in Copenhagen and London. The book “The Moment of Clarity — Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Hardest Business Problems” will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in February 2014. He lives in New York City.


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Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex (TED)

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.


Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability (TED)

Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.


Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids (TED)

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

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