Monthly Archives: May 2013

Next Nature

Nature made by humans – The Next Nature concept

  Nature is disappearing! Most of you will agree on the latter sentence. There are less green trees in our cities, no untouched landscapes or quiet spots due to traffic noise. Nature often has this romanticized image of being calm, harmonic, beautiful and good for us. Nature’s “it’s good for you” […]

Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life

Living the life you want, making the best choices or feeling good with yourself are the kind of learnings you are craving when vividly searching recipes for happiness. Steve Jobs’ “How to live before you die” – the well-known Stanford University commencement speech or Randy Pausch’s “Really achieving your childhood […]

Do Ideas Trump Crises or Create Them?

Economist Alex Tabarrok, in his 2009 TED Talk, expressed unbounded optimism for humanity’s future. Why? Because of the power of ideas to overcome crises. In the past century alone, Tabarrok argues, ideas put into practice brought us out of the miserable depths of two world wars, the great depression, and […]


How to escape education’s death valley by Ken Robinson

If you ask someone what their favorite TED talk is, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to you if you hear the name of Sir Ken Robinson. Master of creativity resources in education and cultural leader, he continues to amaze people with his simple and straight-forward ideas of what education […]