TED Talk of the week: Benjamin Zander on ‘shining eyes’

Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk might be the best speech you’ve never heard of. Seriously, it’s amazing. In it, the American conductor uses classical music (that’s right) to humor, manipulate and inspire members of his audience to their feet — even bringing some to tears, and it’s not hard to see why.
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OverraTED

Discomfort Zone

I don’t like talking about TED. The conversations always start off the same. Someone asks if I’ve seen the TED Talk by Joshua Foer about memory or Wingham Rowan’s discussion of flexibility in the job market.  My answer is always the same: I avoid TED Talks. Sorry. Cue disappointment, frustration,
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Putting the phone back on the cradle

How smartphones are invading our relationships, distracting us from each other and lowering our standards for social interaction.

I’ve been learning how to develop apps on Android phones for several months now, and it’s been a blast. I own two smartphones (iPhone and Google Nexus S), an iPad, and two laptops (one for emergencies). You might say I’m a techie. And since I’m a mobile app developer (I
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