Posts Tagged ‘TedTalks’

Eduardo Paes: The 4 commandments of cities

May 13, 2012 1 comment


According to Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a city of the future has to:

1. Be environmentally friendly.

2. Deal with mobility and integration.

3. Be socially integrated.

4. Use technology to be present.


Which commandment most resonates with you?

How can you contribute to any of these commandments?

Are there any you would add?


Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Jane McGonical studied gamers and discovers four things gamers are experts at.

1. Urgent Optimism: Extreme self motivation. It is to tackle an obstacle combined with the belief that they have a reasonable hope of success.

2. Social Fabric: Gamers can build stronger social relationships. Playing a game together builds bonds, and trust, and cooperation.

3. Blissful Productivity: We are optimized as human beings to do hard meaningful work. Gamers are willing to work hard all the time if given the right work.

4. Epic Meaning: Gamers love to be attached to awe inspiring missions.

Gamers get better feedback, stronger social relationships and feel more rewarded in games than they do in real life. McGonigal believes that, we have to make the real world work more like a game. “We can make any future we can imagine.”

If you’re a gamer: How do you feel you fit in to the four areas listed?

If you’re not a gamer: How do you feel you can play a role in this future?

Barry Schwartz: The real crisis? We stopped being wise

This was the video that inspired the name of my blog. I feel it’s something everyone should really start considering consciously in their everyday decisions.

Barry Schwartz says that, A Wise Person Knows:

– When and how to make the exception to every rule.

– How to improvise.

– How to use moral skills in pursuit of the right aims.

– That wisdom is made not born. (Wisdom depends on experience.)

What are some experiences of wisdom you have lived, learned or witnessed?

Twitter: #AWisePersonKnows