Pay it forward Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight. "Pay it forward" is implemented in contract law of loans in the concept of third party beneficiaries. Specifically, the creditor offers the debtor the option of paying the debt forward by lending it to a third person instead of paying it back to the original creditor. This contract may include the provision that the debtor may repay the debt in kind, lending the same amount to a similarly disadvantaged party once they have the means, and under the same conditions. Debt and payments can be monetary or by good deeds. History Pay it forward was used as a key plot element in the denouement of a New Comedy play by Menander, Dyskolos (a title which can be translated as "The Grouch"). Robert Heinlein's contribution
Don't mention income inequality please, we're entrepreneurs - Media Criticism There was a bit of a scandal last week when it was reported that a TED Talk on income equality had been censored. That turned out to be not quite the entire story. Nick Hanauer, a venture capitalist with a book out on income inequality, was invited to speak at a TED function. The talk seemed reasonably well-received by the audience, but TED “curator” Chris Anderson told Hanauer that it would not be featured on TED’s site, in part because the audience response was mixed but also because it was too political and this was an “election year.” Hanauer had his PR people go to the press immediately and accused TED of censorship, which is obnoxious — TED didn’t have to host his talk, obviously, and his talk was not hugely revelatory for anyone familiar with recent writings on income inequity from a variety of experts — but Anderson’s responses were still a good distillation of TED’s ideology. Strip away the hype and you’re left with a reasonably good video podcast with delusions of grandeur.
7 Stress Tips I Wish I'd Known before I Entered the Real World By As graduation approaches for many people around the country in the next few weeks, I've been reflecting on the nine years that have passed since I received my law degree. The date was May 20, 2002, and I remember gliding across the graduation platform to shake the dean's hand and grasp my hard-earned diploma. Little did I know then that the knowledge I had in my head would be only one tool in a large toolkit I would need to build in order to have both a successful and sustainable career . Stress is not a subject taught in school, it's just something we all experience as part of life. 1. 2. 3. a. b. c. d. 4. 5. 6. 7. The world needs more of you - strong, talented go-getters who are able to navigate the pressure that comes with being a high-achieving professional. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1991). Fredrickson, B. (2009). Loehr, J., & Schwartz, T. (2001). McClellan, S., & Hamilton, B. (2010). Schwartz, B. (2004).
40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. April 13, 2012 In "Aspirations" 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer. August 5, 2015 In "Happiness" 25 Photo-Illustrated Reminders to Help You Find Happiness Happiness is the highest level of success.
Starship Troopers (film) Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, originally from an unrelated script called Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine, but eventually licensing the name Starship Troopers, from a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the only theatrically released film in the Starship Troopers franchise. The film had a budget estimated around $105 million and grossed over $121 million worldwide. Starship Troopers was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. Director Verhoeven says his satirical use of irony and hyperbole is "playing with fascism or fascist imagery to point out certain aspects of American society... of course, the movie is about 'Let's all go to war and let's all die In 2012, Slant Magazine ranked the film #20 on its list of the 100 Best Films of the 1990s. At Mobile Infantry training, brutal Career Sergeant Zim leads the recruits.
Global TEDGlobal 2012 on the TED Blog Monday June 25 Tuesday June 26 Wednesday June 27 Thursday June 28 Friday June 29 When it comes to time, there is the past, the present and the future. View article » An epidemic hidden in plain view Mararet Heffernan begins her TEDGlobal talk by telling us a story: In Oxford in ... Amy Cuddy must be proud: Clay Shirky walks on stage and promptly strikes a power pose. Where some people saw a social network too far, Daria Musk saw an opportunity. Architecture writer Andrew Blum has always focused on the physical landscape: our cities, our buildings, the places in which we ... More coverage on the TED Blog »
Men Who Dress Like Men 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. (Source: reginabrett.com) How to run a successful research lab without having a lab At the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Atul Butte gave a talk entitled, "Translational Medical Discoveries Through Data Transparency and Reuse." It could just as easily been called "how to run a successful research lab without having a lab." Butte, who is faculty at Stanford, was part of a panel that discussed the open sharing of data, and he used his own experience to provide a compelling case study that showed that, when researchers share their data, it enables others to drive a field forward in new ways. Butte focused on a specific type of data, generated by what are called DNA or gene chips. Because this data is entirely digital, the National Institutes of Health has entered what Butte termed "government in library keeping mode." The two major repositories now hold over 850,000 data sets between them. Butte's group has used this data to identify possible disease-drug combinations.
SimplyScripts - Movie Scripts and Screenplays List of TED speakers A more complete list of talks can be found in online spreadsheets. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S Jeff Skoll|| || Making Films that Make Change (2007) T U V W Y Z References 5 minute Management course - The Australian PT Cruiser Community Lesson 1: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob , the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel. After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. "It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies. "Great," the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me? Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure. Lesson 2: A priest offered a Nun a lift. The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129? The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129? "Me first! Puff! "Me next! Puff!
Sex Diaries Editor Gets Personally Inspired by the Diarists It began with the hedge fund guy who crossed state lines for sex. When I read his sex diary, my expectations were low; they sunk to a nadir when I opened the e-mail introducing his submission: I am a loyal reader, and this diary combines a decent week sexually with an insight into a complex psyche, if I say so myself. A self-centered finance guy. Joy. Men like him were the downside of my side job: assigning and editing sex diaries—accounts of everything that happened in a week in an anonymous New Yorker's private life—for the Sex Diaries hub on New York magazine's website. His was the 150th diary I'd read; the other 110 or so were by women in my demographic: late twenties, child-free, with the time and inclination to respond to my ads seeking diarists, usually spending a week hanging off various Manhattan and Brooklyn chandeliers, often fueled by a combination of alcohol, cocaine, and breakup. Overnight bag packed. Well. My modus operandi is simple. What this was, I still had no idea.