M is for Nipun Mehta: Generosity Through Giftivism

Nipun Mehta describes how people can encourage others by being generous and practicing Giftivism.

Here is the description of his talk on YouTube.

Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace (formerly Charity Focus). Read more

T is for Rabindranath Tagore’s Work

Rabindranath Tagore is best known as a writer and poet, but he was also an educational pioneer. Concerned about the over-industrialisation of education, he founded a school at Santiniketan. This was dedicated to encouraging Read more

Prostate Awareness 13: Lectures given by Mark Emberton and Hashim Uddin Ahmed

Mark Emberton and Hashim Uddin Ahmed gave this College of Medicine lecture at the Honourable Artillary Company in November 2012.

K is for Tom Kelley: ‘The Orbiting Man’ And Everybody Being An Artist

Tom Kelley, the founder of IDEO, talks here about Gordon Mackenzie, the author of Orbiting the Giant Hairball.

Gordon inspired many people to revitalise their creativity whilst working with corporations. He spent 30 Read more

R is for Resilience: Some Lessons We Can Learn From Survivors

Dennis Charney is the professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

In this video he describes some of the lessons learned from studying returning prisoners of Read more

B is for Roy Baumeister: Self-Control and Willpower

Roy Baumeister talks about the importance of self-control and willpower. Many of the findings are included in the book he wrote with John Tierney.

Roy explains that the benefits of self-control include the Read more

R is for J.K. Rowling: Talking At Harvard About Building On Your Assets

J.K. Rowling’s address at Harvard focused on The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination.

Deep into the address she talks about how, after leaving university, she could be seen as a Read more

C is for Susan Cain: The Power Of Introverts

Susan Cain’s fine work about introverts became widely known through this TED talk. She gives many more insights in her book Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. You Read more

N is for Sherwin Nuland: Healing And Hope

Sherwin Nuland is a surgeon and author. He is well-known for books such as How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter and The Art of Aging: A Doctor’s Prescription for Well-Being.

Sherwin spoke Read more

C is for Jim Collins: Level 5 Leadership

Jim Collins talks about Level 5 leadership, a concept he describes in his book Good To Great.

Such leaders build greatness in an organisation through combining qualities that, on the surface, appear paradoxical.

They Read more