In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening to other people and the world around you.
Keith Newman is the author of ‘Ratana Revisited’, ‘Connecting the Clouds: The Internet in New Zealand’, ‘Ratana: The Prophet’ and ‘Bible & Treaty’. He has established himself over the past 20 years as one of New Zealand’s foremost Technology Journalists writing for mainstream media about telecommunications, computing and the Internet.
The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.
Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean and shocking stats about its rapid decline as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.
William Ury, author of ‘Getting to Yes’, offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.
The legendary chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall talks about TACARE and her other community projects, that help people in booming African towns live side-by-side with threatened animals.
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time.
It’s funny what your mind gets to thinking and turning over as you drive. Mine was ripping through the gears, packed to the gunnels with unfamiliar names to put together with two or even three times met faces in places best described as the ‘back of beyond’ in that shy way that being new to [...]