TEDx - Mike Horn : explorer les limites [vidéo] La conférence TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) définit sa mission comme « propagateur d’idées ». TEDx est un programme qui permet aux écoles, aux entreprises, aux bibliothèques ou aux groupes d’amis de profiter d’une expérience similaire à celle de TED par le biais d’événements qu’ils organisent eux-mêmes. Le thème de cet événement était « Explore« . Regardez cette vidéo et buvez les paroles de Mike Horn. Je ne me prends pas habituellement au sérieux, mais ce que nous faisons parfois est sérieux. On m’a dit que j’avais seulement 20 minutes. J’ai étudié la psychologie du sport à l’université en Afrique du Sud. Une semaine plus tard, j’ai réalisé que ce n’était pas ce qui me rendait heureux. Je suis arrivé en Suisse et c’est là que ma vie d’explorateur a commencé, en passant de ‘avoir tout’ à ‘avoir rien’ et découvrir que c’est ce qui fait la liberté. Je vais vous poser une question et elle est importante : qu’est qui fait que vous êtes vous ? Je n’ai pas peur de perdre.
Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm (Video Library) “I’m all about trying to reinvigorate this notion of the Jeffersonian, intellectual agrarian .” ~ Joel Salatin This post is a video compilation of Joel Salatin’s holistic methods of farming at his Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It contains over forty five hours of video covering interviews, farm tours, as well as talks and presentations he has given to a wide variety of audiences. I have tried to categorize them under general headings where no specific title is available. It begins with the Introductory Videos section which gives a series of overviews of his farm operation and philosophy. For those who want to skip the introduction and go directly to the details, the 2010 Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundRAISER section is the most comprehensive. Happy watching~ Stillwater Table of Contents - Main Sections, Farm Tours, & Presentations (Click "Back" button on browser to return to Table) Overview “Joel F. Polyface Farms clip from Food Inc. AFPTV report on Joel Salatin
The Top 10 Existential Movies of All Time Browsing through my DVD collection recently I realized that I have a fairly decent selection of what can be called 'existential movies' -- philosophical films that study the nature of existence and what it means to be alive. It's debatable as to what defines the 'quintessential' existential movie, but ultimately it must speak to the human condition and reframe it in such a way that the viewer gains an enhanced appreciation of their own existence and situation in life. These are the kinds of films that you find yourself reflecting back upon time and time again as you engage in your own day-to-day life, struggles and relationships. Thus, I present to you the top 10 existential movies of all time: 10. The best of the 'last man on Earth' movies, The Quiet Earth (1985) looks at human nature and the value of social relationships through a post-apocalyptic lens. 9. The movie also acknowledges the harsh realities of modern relationships. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
TEDxNewWallStreet - 03/11/2012 TEDxNewWallStreet explores moving banking from the Industrial Age, into the Information Age. In 2009, Marc Andreessen remarked "banking is just information science." Inspired by Marc's words, Bruce Cahan and the Team set out to organize TEDxNewWallStreet to explore a banking system different than the Industrial Age system we inherited. What if Silicon Valley or other technology clusters grew New Wall Streets, on quite different terms than exist in New York? How would they spearhead technology in faster, cheaper, more transparent and accountable ways that contrast with the recent (and recurring) issues of the game as defined and played on old Wall Street? Let's move beyond pundits who deflect true innovation and reinforce a cynical inevitability by portraying bankers and banking as forever unhealthy or worse. Such a paradigm is not inevitable.
Principles | Polyface, Inc. Polyface Guiding Principles TRANSPARENCY: Anyone is welcome to visit the farm anytime. No trade secrets, no locked doors, every corner is camera-accessible. GRASS-BASED: Pastured livestock and poultry, moved frequently to new “salad bars,” offer landscape healing and nutritional superiority. INDIVIDUALITY: Plants and animals should be provided a habitat that allows them to express their physiological distinctiveness. COMMUNITY: We do not ship food. NATURE’S TEMPLATE: Mimicking natural patterns on a commercial domestic scale insures moral and ethical boundaries to human cleverness. EARTHWORMS: We’re really in the earthworm enhancement business. Message from Joel and all of us here at Polyface: Scaling up without Selling your Soul Many successful entrepreneurial start-ups morph into Wall-Streetified empires that lose their distinctives. I am first and foremost a farmer, but not a very ordinary farmer. For context, please understand that we don’t do anything conventionally.
12 Tricks Your Brain is Playing on You - Dumb Little Man Is your mind playing tricks on you and robbing you of your happiness? Our minds are complex and are often our own worst enemies when it comes to being happy. Really. Our own brains that we know and love deceive us into thinking something is right when it is really wrong, that we’re in love when we’re not, etc. Recognizing and debunking these traps your mind leads you into is essential to realizing a lasting happiness, into creating stronger relationships, and to succeeding in your career. Check out this list to see if you are being deceived by your own mind! See how our minds play tricks on us?
Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future | Nouveaux paradigmes Joel Salatin Salatin giving a tour of his farm Joel F. Salatin (born 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include Folks, This Ain't Normal; You Can Farm; and Salad Bar Beef. Salatin raises livestock using holistic management methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Biography In high school, Salatin began his own business selling rabbits, eggs, butter and chicken from his family farm at the Staunton Curb Market. He then attended Bob Jones University where he majored in English and was a student leader. Tired of "having his stories spiked," he decided to try farming full-time after first getting involved in a walnut-buying station run by two high school boys. Salatin's grandfather had been an avid gardener and beekeeper and a follower of J. Salatin with a flock of egg-laying hens that are housed in a large, portable coop, surrounded by predator-deterrent electric netting.
Figures of Speech - Teach a Kid to Argue Why would any sane parent teach his kids to talk back? Because, this father found, it actually increased family harmony. (First published in Disney’s Wondertime Magazine. Those of you who don’t have perfect children will find this familiar: Just as I was withdrawing money in a bank lobby, my 5-year-old daughter chose to throw a temper tantrum, screaming and writhing on the floor while a couple of elderly ladies looked on in disgust. She blinked a couple of times and picked herself up off the floor, pouting but quiet. “What did you say to her?” I explained that “pathetic” was a term used in rhetoric, the ancient art of argument. Under my tutelage in the years that followed, Dorothy and her younger brother, George, became keenly, even alarmingly, persuasive. Why on earth would any parent want that? And let’s face it: Our culture has lost the ability to usefully disagree. I had long equated arguing with fighting, but in rhetoric they are very different things. “Why should she?” Me: “Thanks.
Chaîne de TEDxTalks Musician Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, returns to his high school to talk about growing up and his career path in the music industry. Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in Cleveland, Kid Cudi began rapping while attending Shaker Heights High School and later Solon High School. In 2004, Kid Cudi moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue his rap career. He released his first mixtape, “A Kid Named Cudi,” in 2008. The mixtape earned Kanye West’s attention, leading him to sign Cudi to his GOOD Music imprint. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Portail de ressources documentaires sur la permaculture : ArticlePolyfaceFarmLaFermeAuxMultiplesVisages Élu par le Time magazine comme l’un des plus grands agriculteurs innovateurs au monde, Joel Salatin est devenu une grande référence de l’agriculture de régénération. Fermier innovant et créatif, il a fait de la biomimicrie (imitation des procédés ou évènements naturels) un atout majeur. Joel est une personne atypique et une force de la nature, un exemple d’un pionnier qui de presque rien a construit une belle entreprise profitable sans quelconque aide financière. Il défend avec ferveur le monde agricole et son importance en inspirant les jeunes agriculteurs à changer leur regard sur la fonction agraire. " Nous devons arrêter cette mentalité incessante de victime où quelqu’un d’autre devra réparer ce qui a été détruit, ou quelqu’un d’autre doive me rendre heureux ou que je doive ma santé à quelqu’un d’autre. Tout ceci est de notre responsabilité, pas de celle du voisin ou du gouvernement, de l’église ou autre Présentation globale de la ferme Définissons le contexte Principe de superposition
How to Debate Without Further Dividing People - Conversation Starter - HarvardBusiness.org by Nick Morgan | 3:27 PM May 27, 2009 How do you argue your side of an emotional, contentious issue in a way that doesn’t further divide people? President Obama’s recent speech, “Protecting Our Security and Our Values,” delivered at the National Archives on May 21, 2009, was an example of a well-argued speech that unfortunately will only inflame the debate further. The speech is a clearly constructed brief on what the Obama Administration has done to keep America safe — and how it has diverged from the previous administration’s attempts to do exactly the same thing. After 9/11, we knew that we had entered a new era — that enemies who did not abide by any law of war would present new challenges to our application of the law; that our government would need new tools to protect the American people, and that these tools would have to allow us to prevent attacks instead of simply prosecuting those who try to carry them out. In other words, we went off course. The bottom line?
Men at 65: New Findings On Well-Being THE secret of emotional health among older men is not a successful career, a happy marriage or a stable childhood, new findings suggest. It lies instead in an ability to handle life's blows without passivity, blame or bitterness. The findings, which contradict widely held theories about the importance of early life for emotional well-being in adulthood, are among recent conclusions of a study of 173 men who have been scrutinized at five-year intervals since they graduated from Harvard in the early 1940's. The project, known as the Grant study after the W. T. The researchers defined emotional health at 65 as the ''clear ability to play and to work and to love,'' and a feeling of satisfaction with life. These were among their findings: * Pragmatism and dependability are particularly important. * Many factors in early life, even devastating problems in childhood, had virtually no effect on well-being at 65. * Severe depression earlier in life caused problems that persisted. 'Lots of Surprises'