As work gets more complex

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.”…

Paula Johnson

Every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level. Yet too often, research and medicine ignore this insight — and the often startlingly different ways in which the two sexes respond to disease or treatment. As pioneering doctor Paula Johnson describes…

Guy Hoffman

  What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of unusual robots — including two musical bots that like to jam with humans. Are you funkier than a robot? (Filmed at TEDxJaffa.) Watch »

Veda-poshini Appeal

I visited this institution in Mysore recently. The first impression was the fact that the place was kept not only very clean, but very well maintained. Just about the lunch time, twenty to twenty-five boys descended into the hall for lunch and all of them in dhotis and very clean and looking very radiant. It…

Get Funded

  Believe it or not, about 20 years’ worth of potentially life-saving drugs are sitting in labs right now, untested. Why? Because they can’t get the funding to go to trials; the financial risk is too high. Roger Stein is a finance guy, and he thinks deeply about mitigating risk. He and some colleagues at…

Geo-tagged music

In this lovely talk, TED Fellow Ryan Holladay shares his experiments with “location-aware music.” This programming and musical feat involves hundreds of geotagged segments of sounds that only play when a listener is physically nearby. Yes, you have to be there. (Filmed at TED@BCG.) Watch »

Adventures on maps

Adventures in mapping (10 TED Talks) Maps don’t just tell you which street to turn left on. Maps convey information that shapes our lives, deepen our understanding of problems and our ability to create solutions, and whisk our imaginations to new lands. Watch »

Connected – from outside in

Nest was founded in 2010, and its flagship networked thermostat product drove growth to 130 employees by 2012. Google’s making itself at home. “……………………………For years and years, technology  trade shows have crowed that they were closed to developing devices that  would all connect to one another. In this connected “Internet of  Things,” a homeowner could…

Circle of Learning – COL

Education in 21st century can be revamped easily. But how? Why not start with what 21st century has got to offer? Why not take advantage of the new technologies and the new ways of communicating to begin with? Websites, Wikis, Podcasts, Blogs are all part of this new way of communicating in the 21st century. How best we…