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Starfish Throwers

Real starfish throwers are those who have taken action in their communities, little everyday acts of kindness. Acts of kindness that reminds us that all of the world, everyone and everything deserves the love and care of being part of humanity. Small acts of kindness that started ripples of change in their communities. The start of everyday social movements.

‘If today were the last day of my life’?

Steve Jobs: Everyday begins with the question ‘if today were the last day of my life would I do what I am about to do’?

Meaning and Murmuration

In our normal lives these rules may be quite evident or quite deeply hidden, even unconscious. What are the rules that allow us to weave our way along a crowded rush-hour pavement without repeated collisions and accidents? What is our response to people who don’t follow these rules?

Alan Watts: “It’s a very odd situation”

Reflections about this weird and wonderful existence as human beings on an unimportant rock ball, from philosopher and writer Alan Watts.

Love Letters to Strangers

Hannah Brencher began sending ‘love letters’ to strangers in need in 2010, as a way of dealing with her own depression. She never anticipated the response that followed. She was inundated with requests for letters of love to be sent to those in need and despair around the world.

Video: The First Follower (Dancing Guy)

The classic Social Movements and leadership video. Showing the psychology of following and the power in social movement.

How is your body relevent to your leadership?

A short video on how body language influences the effectiveness of leadership.

Meaning from Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola’s marketing campaign in the Middle-East was a little different in the summer of 2015. The brand was a little more sedate than usual. Their advert was filmed in darkness and their cans were redesigned. The new design was still unmistakably recognisable as Coca- Cola, yet had no label to identify it.

The Dalai Lama’s Guide To Happiness

The Dalai Lama’s insights into being happy and leading a meaningful life, as well s the importance of simply being yourself, and human.

Video- (Motivational): How Great I Am!

The classic motivational video. How great I am.

The Gift (Love)

A short animation exploring the pain and joy of love.

Pico Iyer: The Art of Stillness

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness.

Video: Maturana on Structural Determinism

Video of Maturana explaining his theory of Structural Determinism.

Positive Psychology: Smile or Die

Journalist and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich arguing against positive psychology. She highlights the sadistic side of positive thinking, instead advocating for realism.

Video-Viktor Frankl: People Want Meaning and Purpose

Viktor Frankl speaks about how to help people, including ourselves, reach the potential of our lives.
That’s not about material wealth, or career success, it is in fact about the need for purpose and meaning.

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