Conference Notes

Summary Notes from @SpurFest #spur15 – “Alone, Together: A Civic Life in the Digital Age” [Appel Salon Series]

Tonight, I had the luxury of spending my Thursday evening in a room filled with Torontonians curious about learning more and engaging on the topic of digital connectedness. Upon reviewing the event details for tonight’s panel discussion, I was immediately reminded of the books: Hamlet’s BlackBerry” (William Powers) and “The Circle” (Tom Eggers). The topic of technology … Continue reading

Conference Notes / Technology/Marketing/Interest

Summary Notes of the 3-minute Pitches @PCHhackathon today! #HackTO #WearableTechnology

This weekend (March 6-8, 2015), I had the opportunity to volunteer at #HackTO, which is a hardware hackathon event hosted by PCH Toronto at MaRS Toronto. In their first year, there were over 100 participants and 14 teams that came up with very cool smart products caterring to different markets over one weekend. This included … Continue reading

TED Talk Notes

[TED Talk Notes] Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness

http://new.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy A year after winning the lottery vs. becoming paraplegic, their level of happiness is the same Something that happened 3 months ago has no impact on your happiness Happiness can be synthesized Human beings have a psychological immune system — help us change our views of the world so we can feel better about … Continue reading

Conference Notes / TED Talk Notes

[TED Talk Notes] How to learn any language in six months: Chris Lonsdale at TEDxLingnanUniversity

How to learn any language in six months: Chris Lonsdale at TEDxLingnanUniversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0yGdNEWdn0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dd0yGdNEWdn0&app=desktop Q: How can you speed up learning? Re-defined Q: How can you help a normal adult learn a language quickly and effectively? 5 principles & 7 Actions hynopedia = sleep learning In a world that’s becoming more diverse, we need to learn … Continue reading