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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:

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TED Talks Storytelling – by Akash Karia

 6th June 2014 by gihan

TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks

This brief but value-packed book, drawing inspiration from the famous TED Talks, is all about using storytelling in your presentations. It’s ideal if you would like to learn more about bringing your presentations to life through stories.

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Ready, Set … Go, by Julie Meek

 25th April 2014 by gihan

In this book, Julie shares ideas about health and peak performance, all beautifully laid out and delivered in small, easily digestible chunks.

I enjoyed reading this book because it cleverly combines different ways of delivering messages about More ...

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Hooked – by Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu

 31st January 2014 by gihan


The business world is catching on to something we have all known from a young age: There’s nothing like a good story to attract interest, share a message, make a point, and stay in the listener’s mind. In this book, Dolan and Naidu More ...

The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg

 17th January 2014 by gihan

The Power Of Habit

This fascinating book combines three of my favourite elements: Practical ideas, backed by strong research, relayed by powerful stories.

Duhigg’s one big idea in the book is that our habits can be broken down into three factors: A cue that More ...

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