How Much Can Children Teach Themselves?


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 India, and left it there to see what the local ch...

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Ideas With Legs, by Nils Vesk


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 down the “ideation” process into four group...

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Education Reimagined – with Sal Khan of the Khan Academy


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 Academy started with a few basic video tutorials, a...

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Nikki and Gihan’s Excellent Adventure


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 was created using the great service Animoto....

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TED Talks Storytelling – by Akash Karia


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. The author, Akash Karia, looks at a number of features o...

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Folding Time – by Neen James


There are many books about time management, productivity and getting things done – and this is one of the best. Neen James provides a contemporary, practical approach that really works. She says time management is dead, and we need to focus on accountability, attention, and energy. These are n...

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