Tag Archive: video

What Can We Learn About Thinking Differently From Studying Apple’s 1997 ‘Think Different’ Advertising Campaign?

I decided recently that it’s time to get this blog focused a little more on … helping people think differently. So, I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about just what exactly it means to “think differently” (and I list 12 ways to think differently below).  The meaning of ‘think differently” is not as simple…

Donald Trump on Doing What You Love for a Career

While on the topic of life direction, this video has ‘the Donald’ speaking on the importance of doing what you love for your career – not what people around you expect you to do!

Steve Jobs on Living a Life You Love and Finding Your Life Purpose

In 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, gave the commencement address for graduates from Stanford University. Jobs told us that we can’t always make sense of our life looking forward, it’s sometime only looking backwards that we can see the patterns in our life and how things are developing. “… you can’t connect the dots looking…

How Leaders Start A Movement

In this brilliant, rough-cut video Derek Sivers relates insights about how to start a movement by observing  (in the style of David Attenborough) a shirtless guy dancing at an outdoor concert and the behaviours of people around him. Fantastic insights. In particular, Sivers highlights that the role of the first follower is almost as or…

Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!

This is a quick post on the greatest issue facing our generation. I think it is, and has been from the outset, obvious to blind Freddy that the only sensible way to look at global warming is from a risk management perspective. That is: if global warming is real and caused by humans and we…

Risk, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Silicon Valley

Randy Komisar of Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield talks in the video below about the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. Key points include the value of a  portfolio based approach to financing innovation.

Zig Ziglar on Goal Setting

Here is a nice little Zig Ziglar video excerpt on Goal Setting. Zig puts forward a 5 fold formula for goal setting: 1. State your goal 2. State when you will achieve it 3. List the obstacles in your way 4. List the support from people and associations you will need to enroll to achieve…

Ed Bernacki of the Idea Factory on Innovation Tools

Also at the Hargraves Institute Innovation 2009 conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Ed Bernacki, founder of the Idea Factory, about his thoughts on innovation tools. As Ed tells us, first we shape the tools, then the tools shape us! Ed works in creativity and innovation in Canada and Australia. The video interview…

Allan Ryan at the Hargraves Institute Innovation 2009 Conference

I spent the last two days at the Hargraves Institute Innovation 2009 conference, where I was presenting on “Brainstorming in the 21st Century”. The event brought together a terrific group of people to share knowledge about Innovation. While I was there, I had the opportunity to speak with Allan Ryan, Executive Director of the Hargraves…

The IDEO Design Process – Part 3

The third and final part of the ABC Nightline special episode on the design process at IDEO, viewable from YouTube, is embedded here:

Tag Archive: video

What Can We Learn About Thinking Differently From Studying Apple’s 1997 ‘Think Different’ Advertising Campaign?

I decided recently that it’s time to get this blog focused a little more on … helping people think differently. So, I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about just what exactly it means to “think differently” (and I list 12 ways to think differently below).  The meaning of ‘think differently” is not as simple…

Donald Trump on Doing What You Love for a Career

While on the topic of life direction, this video has ‘the Donald’ speaking on the importance of doing what you love for your career – not what people around you expect you to do!

Steve Jobs on Living a Life You Love and Finding Your Life Purpose

In 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, gave the commencement address for graduates from Stanford University. Jobs told us that we can’t always make sense of our life looking forward, it’s sometime only looking backwards that we can see the patterns in our life and how things are developing. “… you can’t connect the dots looking…

How Leaders Start A Movement

In this brilliant, rough-cut video Derek Sivers relates insights about how to start a movement by observing  (in the style of David Attenborough) a shirtless guy dancing at an outdoor concert and the behaviours of people around him. Fantastic insights. In particular, Sivers highlights that the role of the first follower is almost as or…

Action: why we MUST tackle global warming, NOW!

This is a quick post on the greatest issue facing our generation. I think it is, and has been from the outset, obvious to blind Freddy that the only sensible way to look at global warming is from a risk management perspective. That is: if global warming is real and caused by humans and we…

Risk, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Silicon Valley

Randy Komisar of Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield talks in the video below about the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. Key points include the value of a  portfolio based approach to financing innovation.

Zig Ziglar on Goal Setting

Here is a nice little Zig Ziglar video excerpt on Goal Setting. Zig puts forward a 5 fold formula for goal setting: 1. State your goal 2. State when you will achieve it 3. List the obstacles in your way 4. List the support from people and associations you will need to enroll to achieve…

Ed Bernacki of the Idea Factory on Innovation Tools

Also at the Hargraves Institute Innovation 2009 conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Ed Bernacki, founder of the Idea Factory, about his thoughts on innovation tools. As Ed tells us, first we shape the tools, then the tools shape us! Ed works in creativity and innovation in Canada and Australia. The video interview…

Allan Ryan at the Hargraves Institute Innovation 2009 Conference

I spent the last two days at the Hargraves Institute Innovation 2009 conference, where I was presenting on “Brainstorming in the 21st Century”. The event brought together a terrific group of people to share knowledge about Innovation. While I was there, I had the opportunity to speak with Allan Ryan, Executive Director of the Hargraves…

The IDEO Design Process – Part 3

The third and final part of the ABC Nightline special episode on the design process at IDEO, viewable from YouTube, is embedded here: