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Meetings Made Easy – Free Webinar Next Week

 6th October 2016 by gihan

Meetings Made Easy: 5 Ways To Get What You Want

Meetings cost organisations thousands of dollars in lost productivity every year. The problem is not with the meeting itself, but with the way the meeting is run. The good news is that it doesn’t take much to organise, chair or participate More ...

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Recommended Podcast: Freakonomics

 30th September 2016 by gihan


This podcast is hosted by Steve Levitt, one of the co-authors of the best-selling “Freakonomics” books. The tag line for the book is “the hidden side of everything”, and that applies equally to this podcast. In each episode, More ...

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Recommended Podcast: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

 16th September 2016 by gihan


Every year, the students at Stanford University have the privilege of attending a series of lectures presented by leading entrepreneurs, socialpreneurs and business leaders. Because of Stanford’s location in California, many of the presenters More ...

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Power Play, by Yamini Naidu

 29th April 2016 by gihan


Here’s a book that is so compelling you will finish it in a single sitting, but so powerful you will want to read over and over again for its insights.

Yamini Naidu explores different kinds of power for leaders to use for greater influence More ...

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Forecasting the Future of Technology

 27th November 2015 by gihan

There are many experts talking about the future of technology, but it’s rare to see such a star-studded panel discussing this topic.

In this podcast from Stanford University’s “ECorner” (Entrepreneurship Corner), you will hear More ...

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Joi Ito – Want to Innovate? Become a “Now-ist”

 23rd January 2015 by gihan

When the major earthquake hit Japan in March 2011 and caused a nuclear reactor to fail, Joi Ito decided to do something about it. Bypassing the NGOs and government bodies frantically trying to solve the problem, he gathered a group of people online More ...

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How Much Can Children Teach Themselves?

 26th September 2014 by gihan

I was blown away by Sugata Mitra’s 2013 TED Talk about his research in 1999 about how fast children can learn, even without any supervision or teaching.

In brief: Mitra’s team installed an Internet-connected PC in a wall in a slum area of More ...

Ideas With Legs, by Nils Vesk

 25th July 2014 by gihan

Ideas With Legs

There are many books about business innovation, but few are as practical as this, which helps you take an idea all the way from something abstract in somebody’s head into the practical implementation in your organisation.

Broadly, Vesk breaks More ...

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Education Reimagined – with Sal Khan of the Khan Academy

 20th June 2014 by gihan

Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, is dedicated to providing world-class education free to the world. They can’t do this through the traditional classroom environment, so they are doing it with online learning. The Khan More ...

Nikki and Gihan’s Excellent Adventure

 9th June 2014 by gihan

I’ve recently returned from a wonderful two-week holiday to Europe. We spent most of our time in Paris and Florence, but also had a couple of side trips to Lucca and Siena.

Here’s a photo album with highlights:

By the way, this animated video More ...

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