In the quest to build a better battery

Friday, 14 December, 2018

I’ve always love and curious about battery technologies. CBC News has this interesting news article, “In the quest to build a better battery, a Canadian is energizing the field“. Will see how things pan out in the coming years with Canadian Don Sadoway, a professor of materials chemistry at MIT. (Prof. Sadoway “did both his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto, receiving his PhD in 1977”.)

2012 Ted Talk Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

2015 World Economic Forum, Unlocking Renewables | Donald Sadoway

TED & related Talks (Some of my favourites)

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013

Here are 7+ hours of TED & related Talks (20+ videos in total). Enjoy.

TED & TEDx talk videos – My baker’s dozen of favourite videos

Saturday, 24 November, 2012

Inspired by all the TEDxHongKong chatters I had last night with some attendees, I’ve finally done my version of top nth TED videos that inspired me. So here is my baker’s dozen (12+1) of TED and TEDx talk videos that I love and enjoy over the years. Some are popular and some are not.

May be we share a few common ones and we can chat about them in the comments. And if you see a few new ones that you haven’t watched, thats cool too and we can chat in the comments. And may be most important of all, please do share some of your fav! I love to check them out and hear why you love them!

In no particular order, the following are my baker’s dozen (12+1) tweets of my favourite TED & TEDx videos (with links added):

#1 tweet) In no specific order: #TED Malcolm Gladwell, UT alum & best selling author’s Choice, happiness & spaghetti sauce is great

#2 tweet) #TED Malcolm Gladwell‘s “The strange tale of the Norden bombsight” talk is better but unloved because of the harsh message

#3 tweet) A great #TEDxCaltech talk on Richard Feynman by Leonard Susskind. If u never heard of Nobel Prize winning funny man physicist Feynman, try this, you may start to love him.

#4 tweet) #TED Susan Cain is so cool & insightful. Here “The power of introverts” is a must watch for fellow introverts (me INTJ) Read the rest of this entry »

Susan Cain videos – Quiet: The Power Of Introverts

Saturday, 31 March, 2012

Susan Cain - Quiet - The Power Of Introverts

Tonight, I’m excited to get Susan Cain‘s new 2012 book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” as an audiobook so I can listen to it while I drive! Susan also writes a blog.

The following are some videos of Susan talking about her book.

Update: I’ve finished “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” and would highly recommend it to anyone interested. Very insightful book.

Leading@Google: Susan Cain

The Secret Power Of Introverts: A Quiet Revolution

The power of introverts – Susan Cain’s TED Talk

Techcrunch, Keen On… Susan Cain

*** Book reviews:

* Canadian Business: Book review – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

* Globe and Mail: Giving introverts permission to be themselves

* Guardian, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain – review

*** Here is a selected list of press mentions from Susan’s post:

CNN – Introverts Run the World — Quietly

The New York Times – In New Office Designs, Room to Roam and to Think

The Asian Age – Why Introverts are Quiet Winners

CTV News – Interview: Loud Society Fails to Capitalize on Introverts – Audio Interview / Podcast

The Introvert Entrepreneur – Audio Interview / Podcast

MSNBC – Video interview on The Dylan Ratigan Show

WNYC – Audio Interview on The Leonard Lopate Show

Vancouver Sun – Hate Networking?  Introvert Business Leaders as Good or Better than Extroverts – Sshh Branding: The Quiet Revolution

Danny Hillis TED Talk old and new

Sunday, 5 February, 2012

Danny Hillis of Applied Minds (company) is a really cool and interesting inventor and entrepreneur. Danny was a really good friend of Feynman and worked with him. The following TED talks are quite interesting and insightful.

Danny Hillis: Back to the future (of 1994)

Danny Hillis: Understanding cancer through proteomics (2011) Hmmm, proteomics looks cool.

News – Samsung CES 2012, Web translation, Hacked emails, Best doc Oscar, Wipeout Copyright Lawsuit

Monday, 9 January, 2012

* Engadget, “Samsung CES 2012 Press conference

* CNN/TED Talk, “The man who wants to translate the Web

The man who wants to translate the Web

* Bruce Schneier, “The TSA Proves its Own Irrelevance” (TSA gov blog, “TSA Top 10 Good Catches of 2011“)

* Guardian, “Hackers expose defence and intelligence officials in US and UK – Security breach by ‘hacktivists’ reveals email addresses of 221 British military staff and 242 Nato officials

* Indiewire, “Michael Moore: Best Documentary Oscar Will Be Chosen By the Full Academy

* THR, “ABC, Endemol Settle ‘Wipeout’ Copyright Lawsuit With Japanese Broadcaster

Malcolm Gladwell 2011 TED Talk: The strange tale of the Norden bombsight

Saturday, 5 November, 2011

I really enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell 2011 TED Talk: The strange tale of the Norden bombsight.

Have a look of the first iteration of this talk delivered at University of Toronto. Plus my previous addition to my list of Quotes I Love and Quotes I Love (videos).

Technology alone doesn’t solve problems. Social media does not create revolutions. Its a tool. Nothing more or less. Real revolutions are born out of righteous anger and courage and vision. […] The issue is not how accurate a bomb is. The issue is what to do the bombs you have. And more importantly, whether to use bombs at all. Technological problems are not the hardest part of the future. They are the easiest part. The hard part are the human problems that accompany the rise of technology.” – Malcolm Gladwel‬l at University of Toronto: Malcolm Gladwell, Convocation 2011 Honorary Degree speech video (starts at about time code 6:38)

ref: CNN Jun 17th, 2011 report “Malcolm Gladwell: When technology fails

P.S. By the way, also check out Videos of Malcolm Gladwell at Cannes Lions 2011.

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