Human rights & democracy statistics About this Video In this video, made for the Oslo freedom Forum 2009, Hans Rosling discuss the difficulty in measuring progress in Human Rights in the form of comparable numerical statistics. He also shows the surprisingly weak correlation between existing estimates for democracy and socio-economic progress. The reason may be that democracy and human rights measurements are badly done. It may also be that democracy and human rights are dimensions of development that are in themselves difficult to assign numerical values. But it also seems as much improvement in health, economy and education can be achieved with modest degrees of human rights and democracy.
Desktop This software has been renamed to Gapminder World Offline Because of technical problems the software on this page is no longer being maintained! Please visit Gapminder World Offline (Beta) instead. Gapminder Desktop With Gapminder Desktop you can show animated statistics from your own laptop! Install the free software and watch the how-to video with Hans Rosling. How Companies Must Adapt for an Aging Workforce - David Bloom and David Canning by David Bloom and David Canning | 9:00 AM December 3, 2012 The world’s population is growing older, taking us into uncharted demographic waters. By 2050, over one-fifth of the US population will be 65 or older, up from the current figure of one-seventh. The number of centenarians worldwide will double by 2023 and double again by 2035. Projections suggest life expectancy will surpass 100 in some industrialized countries by the second half of this century — roughly triple the lifespan that prevailed worldwide throughout most of human history. Anti-aging technologies — from memory-enhancing drugs to high-tech joint replacements — have combined with healthy lifestyles not merely to increase longevity but to make old age healthier for many people.
The Joy of Stats About the video Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it. A one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcast by BBC, 2010. Should Your Next CEO be an Inside Outsider? - Stefan Stern by Stefan Stern | 12:00 PM December 3, 2012 Grow your own. That’s always been pretty good advice, whether of the horticultural or organizational variety.
Our Measurement Model - The Circumplex Developed by psychologist Dr. J. Clayton Lafferty over 30 years ago, the Human Synergistics Circumplex provides a way to “see” what drives human thinking, behaviour and performance - at the individual, leadership, group and organisational levels. It breaks down the factors underlying performance into 12 ways or “styles” of thinking, behaving and interacting that are arranged in a circular manner, based on their similarity. Some styles are highly effective and productive (referred to as ‘Constructive’) and some are not as effective (referred to as ‘Aggressive/Defensive’ or ‘Passive/Defensive’). Whether effective or not, they all describe what’s happening inside an organisation and provide a direction for change and development.
How to Master a New Skill - Amy Gallo - Best Practices We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the skill and the person, but there are some general rules you can follow. What the Experts Say Mastering new skills is not optional in today’s business environment. “In a fast-moving, competitive world, being able to learn new skills is one of the keys to success.
The Science of Incentives, Motivation and Choking Breakthrough ideas don’t happen overnight. Origins of Species was published in 1859, 28 years after Darwin first boarded HMS Beagle; James Joyce spent seventeen years writing Finnegans Wake; and when Edison filed his patent for the light blub, he famously quipped, “We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb.” Plato and Aristotle noted that all philosophy begins in wonder and leisure.
Big Data Rears Its Head, And It's Beautiful What's the Big Idea? As 80 percent of all humans own some sort of mobile phone, the amount of data we are creating is exploding. This so-called data exhaust can be just that -- exhaust and noise -- but it can also be collected and analysed, and then utilized as one of the most powerful assets in the 21st century economy.