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#6 -"The year I was homeless," (referred by [ profile] vgnwtch) - Brief, poignant and passionate. Journalist Becky Blanton talks about the year she lived in her camper and became invisible.

#7 - "Plug into your hard-wired happiness"(referred by [ profile] vgnwtch) - "Srikumar Rao says we spend most of our lives learning to be unhappy, even as we strive for happiness. At Columbia University, he teaches us how to break free of the "I'd be happy if ..." mental model, and embrace our hard-wired happiness."
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#5 - "Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so." Referred by [ profile] vgnwtch (17:23)

My comments: Seth Godin explains what I've felt for a long time: we transform our world through the connections we forge with our tribes. Yes, yes and yes! Each of the groups I am working with right now is in the process of doing exactly this.

Godhooks collaborators: watch this video!

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#1 - Aimee Mullins redefines what the body can be, referred by [ profile] onyxtwilight. (9:59)

#2 - Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation, referred by [ profile] vgnwtch. (18:37)

"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."

My comments: From minute 1:00 to 12:00, Pink reviews the many studies demonstrating that traditional incentives (like bonuses) actually worsen the performance of creative tasks. The meat of the talk starts at minute 12:00, when he explains what works: building jobs around opportunities for increased agency, mastery and purpose rather than using carrots and sticks.


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