An Award is a Platform To Acknowledge Others

This is quite an interesting speech form the the award winner, about getting awards that allow him to extend his thanks and acknowledge others, and it’s more than just an event for highlighting his glory. It’s a good way to think about victories.

From the Piaget Lounge, the best supporting actor winner Jared Leto explains his acceptance speech and why he thanked everyone.

How Data Will Transform Business

The business value chain is changing and that will transform how we do business. This is how the age of the Internet and cloud data will change the way we operate. Interesting views and forward thinking ideas.

What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)

We Need Money For Aid. So Let’s Print It

This is a very interesting video about money from banks and how it could be done for charity. It’s not very popular on YouTube in terms of its ratings, but somehow the points made do make some sense.

During the financial crisis, the central banks of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan created $3.7 trillion in order to buy assets and encourage investors to do the same. Michael Metcalfe offers a shocking idea: could these same central banks print money to ensure they stay on track with their goals for global aid? Without risking inflation?

Men, Women And Their Desires

Rabbits and their rabbit holes.

Well this is just an interesting but mythological way to explain men, women and their desires. It’s hard to explain the general view, so this is a very specific scenario for a select group of men and women for those who can relate in this story.

There was once a rabbit with a group of rabbit friends. Since young they have dreamt of growing up and then explore the great places that they have been dreaming all the time. Each rabbit hole is different from the other, and you could only know the difference when you finally arrive to one. Some call the rabbit holes an adventure, finding love, fulfilling lust, searching for success, looking for meaning in life, meeting happiness and many other things.

But every rabbit is different also. There are rabbits who enjoy hopping on different rabbit holes. The moment it arrived to one, it will jump in and then jump out. And that made that rabbit happy. So the rabbit repeatedly jump in and out like a happy rabbit.

But some other rabbits are different also. Some rabbits are comfortable when they finally found a rabbit hole that they are happy with. Most rabbits stick to their rabbit holes and make their lives there. But some of those rabbits might not be contended for very long and will try to stick out their heads from their rabbit holes and try to look at other rabbit holes nearby. They usually don’t do anything but when they do, then usually bad things happen in their own rabbit holes. Some of these rabbits eventually have to leave their rabbit holes and be left with no rabbit hole or have to try finding another.

While many rabbits are fortunate to find their rabbit holes when they are young, but some will find it when they become older. Some rabbits might be quite selective in their quest to find their perfect or ideal rabbit hole, but then realized it’s much harder unless you learn to accept that all rabbit holes are unique and has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the rabbits will spot a nice rabbit hole from afar rather than the ones that are not so attractive which could be nearby. So these rabbits venture further, and hop even farther than other rabbits to explore those rabbit holes that are further away. But sometimes when they finally reach to the spot, they realized the rabbit hole is gone or disappeared. So these rabbits eventually have to adapt to their situation and find the remaining rabbit holes that are available to them.

But some could be very fortunate. Some rabbits jumped into a rabbit hole and found that the rabbit hole came with things that appeal to them. Some found happiness. Some found charm. Some found care. Some found love. Some found a big swimming pool and with a pot of gold. These rabbits instantly build walls around that rabbit hole so that other rabbits can’t get near it.

Rabbits and their rabbit holes. This is about meeting the right person or finding your life purpose. It’s people and their desires so complex but it could also be so simple. Whatever the rabbit hole, the rabbit could make the best out of it and find a way to make that rabbit hole a happy one. I hope this story doesn’t become too misleading and if you find it too confusing, then just treat it as a simple amusement. I wish you well in finding one and living with a happy one.

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

This is an old video presentation about body language, but still very useful. Check it out if you haven’t done so, or check it again for a quick refresh.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

China, Europe, US : The Coopetition Challenge

If you have an hour to spare, this is a very good debate about the economic challenges and opportunities that we are facing in today’s business environment.

China, Europe, US: The Coopetition Challenge
Connected as never before, how will competition and collaboration among China, Europe and the United States reshape the world?

Dimensions to be addressed:
– Assessing China’s outbound investment impact
– Contending for geopolitical influence in the Asia-Pacific region
– Implications of the US fiscal crisis and Eurozone debt crisis
– Competing for talent, resources and value-added products

• Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs Group, USA
• Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
• Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member; Global Agenda Council on Water Security
• Joseph S. Nye Jr, University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government
• Wang Jianlin, Chairman, Dalian Wanda Group, People’s Republic of China

Moderated by
• Rui Chenggang, Director and Anchor, China Central Television, People’s Republic of China