This is a great video from the TEDGlobal conference this year where Misha Glenny talks about the major hackers of the world and what they are doing with their skill. This is a great talk about leveraging the power of people who have the ability to do much wrong, yet they can do so much great with what they have too.
I believe that the hackers have such ability to do good, yet are pulled back due to others being insecure of their ability. While some have done wrong, I agree that they want to do good. Beyond hackers, how can you use what people have done for wrong to be turned for good?
Have you noticed a decrease in men being manly? I mean you have the version that thinks they are manly, but rather they’d be the more selfish version who focuses on the Gym, Tanning, and Laundry every morning. Are men becoming less outright in their chivalry or are we seeing a generation of guys who are either totally passive or the complete opposite side of the spectrum where they have no regard for anyone but themselves? These are my precursor thoughts to this subject before we see todays TED Talk of the day by Philip Zimbardo.
Here is one more thought to this.
How have women played into the position of where men are at today? Granted it means that men shaped their paths by the acceptance of women. Think of the “nice guy” who turns to a jerk because he keeps finding girls who like the jerks. I was in a small group setting one time talking about this type of subjet and some ladies, who might read this, and we were talking about the role of a husband and wife. The ladies wanted their guys to be more aggressive and to take the lead. My question, because of what I saw all too often, was that if he did take the lead, would you actually allow him to lead or jump in and make corrections.
Those were just a few more thoughts on that subject! What do you think?
STOP What You Are Doing.. and Listen. What are you hearing that you never heard before? What are you hearing that you forgot about? When was the last time that you heard absolute silence? This is a great TED talk by Julian Treasure who focuses in on the 5 ways to listen better.
This is Julian’s bio from the TED site:
Julian Treasure is the chair of the Sound Agency, a firm that advises worldwide businesses — offices, retailers, hotels — on how to use sound. He asks us to pay attention to the sounds that surround us. How do they make us feel: productive, stressed, energized, acquisitive?
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