eddie obeng, TED, talk, fast changing world, Toby Elwin, blog

Fast Start — Smart failure for a fast-changing world

Fast Start conversation: The pace of change overtakes the pace of learning. In a short list of continually inspiring sites TED, stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, devotes themselves to ideas worth spreading. In this, I want to spread an inspiring talk and introduce you to someone I, before TED, was not aware of: Eddie Obeng. Mr. Obeng’s 12-minute presentation talks us through the world we learned that has transformed into a 21st century world of rules we have not yet grasped. Or, as he puts it other ways: “We spend our time responding rationally to a world which we understand and recognize, but which no longer exists.” “If you haven’t understood the world your living in, it’s almost impossible to be absolutely certain on what you are going to deliver fits” — Eddie Obeng Today, Mr. Obeng rightfully points out, our …

Kathryn Schulz, TED talk, Being Wrong is Good

Fast Start — Why being wrong is good for you

Fast Start conversation:  We can not all be right.  If someone is right, that implies someone is wrong. How does someone take, or admit, to being wrong, if they ever acknowledge or admit being wrong in the first place? What do we go through when we are faced with being wrong? When someone presents their clear-headed alternative to your conviction, being wrong is a sign of being a failure. If we better embrace being wrong we better embrace how we learn, change, and develop. Feeling right should not be the drive when you want to avoid feeling wrong. Being Wrong is Right The way to succeed in life, is not, in fact, to never make a mistake, but to actually realize getting something wrong provides an opportunity to get your assumptions right. This thinking was more clearly inspired by a Kathryn Schultz presentation at …