Inspired by Video

Inspired by Video is an opportunity to watch some inspirational talks from Internationally renowned thoughts leaders and thinkers.

We’ll provide a small amount of popcorn (donated by staff) for you to enjoy with colleagues some of the worlds best thinkers and for at least 20 minutes hopefully be inspired to think differently.

The schedule for Inspired by Video is below  – you can book tickets via the eventbrite page for Create / Innovate – Simply scroll through the events listed and find the Inspired by Video which you would like to see and register for a ticket.

If you are unable to attend the times below you are welcome to watch them directly as we have now included the URL’s below. All we ask is that you share your reflections on the councils yammer network by including the following: “Title of the video” and add #createinnovate as the topic. Enjoy

Tuesday 11th June – Daw Room, County Hall

  • 9.15am – Crises of Capitalism
    In this RSA Animate, celebrated academic David Harvey looks beyond capitalism towards a new social order. Can we find a more responsible, just, and humane economic system?
  • 10.00am – Tomorrow’s Work. Why Yesterday’s Expectations Are Ruining Today’s Future
    Technologist Ben Hammersley asks: how do our traditional workplace models conflict with our new internet-driven expectations of how we might live and work to our full potential, and how might companies and organisations learn to adapt in the 21st century?
  • 10.45am – First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
    In this short RSA Animate, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving.
  • 11.30am – Institutions vs. collaboration.
    When it comes to understanding media and technology (and where it is all going), there are few smarter than Clay Shirky. In this 2005 TED Talk, Shirky uncovers what we have since come to know as truth: that the more the Internet opens up and connect us all, the more powerful we become. We have moved from a world of scarcity to one of abundance in how we share, create and collaborate with information. If your business struggles with the notions of openness and transparency, this should get you thinking differently.
  • 12.15pm – Changing Education Paradigms
    This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.
  • 2.00pm – 4 lessons in creativity
    When we think of creativity, we often think of art, but creativity permeates everything. Julie Burstein started to define and uncover what creativity is and how it affects our culture through the creation of Public Radio International’s Studio 360 radio program (which was hosted by novelist Kurt Anderson). She published her first book, Spark: How Creativity Works in 2011 and now hosts her own podcast, Pursuit of Spark! Watch this TED talk to inspire more creativity in your work and personal life.
  • 2.45pm – The history of our world in 18 minutes
    Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
  • 3.30pm – Stats that reshape your worldview
    You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.”
  • 4.15pm – Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
    There is a reason this talk by researcher Brene Brown has been seen close to eight million times. Are characteristics like empathy and love a key ingredient in the making of a successful leader? Her latest book is called Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead and her area of study includes vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her presentation will get you to think differently about what it means to be a true leader.

Monday 17th June – Daw Room, County Hall

  • 9.15am – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
    This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
  • 10.00am – Solving the World’s Problems Differently
    Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation and the economic and social impact of technology, shows how new global non-state networks are offering powerful new solutions for cooperation, problem solving and governance.
  • 10.45am – The tribes we lead
    Leading business and marketing practitioner Seth Godin imagines a world where the mass market dies, where mediocrity holds no economic value. He creates a vision for the world that is led by the brands that can develop, nurture and build a tribe of followers. While much of Godin’s thinking has come to bear true in our social media-induced world, this TED Talk will get you thinking differently about where you spend your marketing dollars… and who you spend them on.
  • 11.30am – Gaming can make a better world
    Jane McGonigal wants you to pay attention to what she has to say. The author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future is not only on a mission ensure that a game developer wins a Nobel Peace Prize, but a mission to help all of us understand the power and value that comes from a world where people are playing more games.
  • 12.15pm – The power of introverts. Like to read?
    Like private time to do your work on your own? Do you think that collaboration is over-rated? Would you rather spend time alone than out at a party? According to Susan Cain and her incredibly popular book from last year, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, you may not be alone… and if you are, there’s nothing wrong with it. It turns out that some of our best thinkers and innovators are introverted. This TED talk will get you thinking differently about the work space that you create, the people that you hire and how you motivate them.
  • 2.00pm – Your body language shapes who you are
    Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
  • 2.45pm – Curiosity, Collaboration & Imagination
    Nate Stanton – An extraordinary talk from an extraordinary individual about stories, people and Pixar.
  • 3.30pm – Designing for simplicity
    If you’re looking for a TED Talks that engenders every pillar of the word “TED” — technology, entertainment and design — this would be the one. John Maeda is the President of the Rhode Island School of Design and author of the bestselling book, Laws of Simplicity. The book was published in 2006 right before this TED Talk took place. Too many business leaders fail to understand the profound power that a culture of design can instill in an organization. Steve Jobs may have been one of a few who did understand the merits of being so insanely occupied with strong design.
  • 4.15pm – The danger of a single story
    Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice – and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.


13 comments on “Inspired by Video

  1. Mary Austin on said:

    Can you put the URL’s on the Source so we don’t all have to email you to ensure we are included?

  2. Adrian Hilliard on said:

    Can you include me with the URLs as well please Carl – looks fascinating!!

  3. Jill Currie on said:

    I would like to have the URLs too please. Many thanks

  4. Emma Huxtable on said:

    The URL for ticket booking is blocked “The page you have requested has been blocked, because the URL is banned or cannot be accessed directly in this way”



  5. Martin English on said:

    Could you copy me in on your URL crib list please?
    I don’t mind looking at them at home, but I rarely have 20 mins quiet time at work – and I am just a minnion. Come to think of it I rarely had time when I was a manager either!
    Does anybody remember the IDEA group and iterative thinking?

  6. Chris Outram on said:

    Carl, some really interesting talks, sadly by calendar doesn’t allow me to attend. Could you send the links please?

  7. Sarah Ward on said:

    Could you email URLs to me too please!

    Thankyou !

  8. Caroline Rae on said:

    Yes please – URLs, as I can’t make the days they are showing. Perhaps put them on Yammer? Thanks

  9. Ali Boyd on said:

    Me too for the URLs please …. I can slurp my coke through a straw and be really noisy without bothering a soul!

  10. jan.ingram on said:

    The videos look really interesting – is there another way we could access them individually or as teams working outside of County Hall…..we’d be happy to supply our own poprcorn!

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