It’s a little bit different from the usual People First themes – but as I have said before, sometimes you just can’t separate politics from business. Well worth a listen/watch.

Needless to say those three words grabbed my attention immediately. And then when he said …

The culture of schooling is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.

Tony Wagner

I was hooked.

Very good Ted Talk – just one gripe …

He just about opens the talk with

I came to understand, that there’s a set of core competencies every young person must be well on their way to mastery before he or she finished high school.

– critical thinking and problem solving

– collaboration across networks and leading by influence

– agility and adaptability

– initiative and entropenorialism

– effective oral and written communication

– accessing and analyzing information

– curiosity and imagination

Tony Wagner

i.e. if you have left school, sorry – we taught you all wrong as to how to succeed in the life in front of you.

What he should have said was

I came to understand, that there’s a set of core competencies every person must master.

I know he doesn’t mean it and I guess it is about education – but the implication is that you have left school then ‘we taught you all wrong’.

Keeping that in mind … well worth a watch.

Albert-László Barabási

Backed by mathematical analysis, network theorist Albert-László Barabási explores the hidden mechanisms that drive success — no matter your field — and uncovers an intriguing connection between your age and your chance of making it big..

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Roy Bahat and Bryn Freedman

Roy Bahat in an interview with Bryn Freedman. Have to say, I was disappointed – but doesn’t meant to say that you will be. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Ashton Applewhite – Let’s End Ageism – A Ted Talk

ReleasedAugust 23, 2017

Lot’s more to say on this, and will. Some of the points I touched on in Tuesday’s Newsletter.