Elizabeth Warren

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Elizabeth Warren Video Watch Senator Elizabeth Warren speak out on behalf of those without a voice.  A giant, Wells Fargo and CEO John Stumph, is called out for cross selling to unsuspecting victims, blaming thousands of front line staff, and for pocketing hundreds of millions  in compensation.    The result – a giant takes a knee and a win for […]

Benefits of Bad Behavior – Confirmation Bias

Posted on: February 12th, 2016 by David Atwood No Comments

You may know someone who would rather not think about anything that upsets their impression of who they are.  Who am I kidding, it happens to all of us at one time or another!  Speaking for myself, I have a reputation to uphold and I don’t want to look dumb, weak, or to lose face.  I […]

Capture MegaVac Mechanical Thrombectomy System

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Advances in healthcare technology are increasing life expectancy.  Save the humans so that the planet we call home is inhabited by a species that can compound knowledge for the benefit of all living things.  

Do Something Syndrome

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by David Atwood No Comments

Reading time, 3 minutes, 5 seconds Another of the more pronounced human behaviours to influence our personal and investment outcomes is the urge to do something. The Do Something Syndrome may do more harm than good so it is worthy of consideration. Have you ever been delayed by traffic and quickly created “plan B” to […]

Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by David Atwood No Comments

Ted Talks – Rene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability In this important talk Brene Brown describes how vulnerability is the core of shame, fear, and our struggle for worthiness.  It appears that it is also the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging, and love.  There is evidence that we numb ourselves to dampen vulnerability.  We […]

Smile or Die

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

One of the things I’m vulnerable to is over-compensating for what I would describe as an inherent lack of confidence. The condition was developed innocently enough through life experiences and the culture I was brought up in. The remedy was to change the way I think, and for the most part, thinking positively has saved […]

The Power of Empathy

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

RSA Shorts the Power of Empathy Deep inside I’ve had a social awkwardness around compassion and how I interact with others. My clumsiness is easily misinterpreted to mean I don’t care enough. This little share is going to make a difference in the way I interact with others going forward!

I had a black dog, his name was depression

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

One in five of us experience depression in a way that becomes debilitating and I don’t know anyone who hasn’t experienced the mild version from time to time. Most of us are visited by the Black Dog from time to time and we’ve developed strategies for coping. One of the less useful coping mechanisms is […]

Ken Robinson – How to Escape Eduction’s Death Valley

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. “I think we have to embrace a different metaphor. We have to recognize that it’s a human system. There are conditions under which people thrive. And conditions under which they don’t. We are […]

Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight

Posted on: December 14th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Information in the form of energy streams in simultaneously through all of our sensory systems. And then it explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, what this present moment smells like and tastes like, what it feels like, and what it sounds like. I am an energy being connected to […]