Inspiration

On this page I have collected some film clips that have brought new thoughts, ideas, and inspiration to me. Enjoy, and do come back as I will update regularly.

Play is more than just fun by Stuart Brown

Author and psychologist Stuart Brown makes the cases why play is more than just fun – for people as well as for animals.

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality by Anil Seth

Cognitive researcher Anil Seth takes us on a mindblowing journey into our minds, explaining why consciousness in fact is controlled hallucinations in our brains. This feature connects us with all other living beings.

How to build (and rebuild) trust by Francis Frei

Harvard professor Frances Frei shows how trust is built on a combination of authenticity, rigorous logic and empathy. Building trust is done in the day-to-day encounter with people around you.

Why being nice to your coworkers is good for business by Christine Porath

Researcher Christine Porath provides the evidence that being a decent human being also pays off in business.

The habits of happiness by Matthieu Ricard

French biochemist Matthieu Ricard, turned Buddhist monk shows how looking inside yourself and training our mind is the best recipe for lasting happiness.

How your brain decides what is beautiful by Anjan Chatterjee

Cognitive neuroscientist Anjan Chatterjee explains the evolutionary reason why we find certain faces beautiful, and why we need to be aware of our biases stemming from this in order not to be prejudiced about people we encounter.

How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek

The TedTalk referring to one of the best management books I have read – Start with why. Simon Sinek shows how great leaders inspire to success by focusing on why they are doing what they do rather than what or how.

Do schools kill creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson.

Ken Robinson makes a hilariously funny equally serious claim that the present educational system, very effectively kills the inborn creativity of children. Lots of thoughts on creativity, intelligence, and the human gifts that are not sufficently valued by the present educational system. As relevant now, as when it was originally recorded in 2006.

Your elusive creative genius by Elizabeth Gilbert

The author of “Eat, pray and love“, talks about the creative process, fear, inspiration and divine insights.

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes by Andy Puddicombe

A former Buddhist monk, and the co-founder of Headspace (a digital health platform that provides guided meditation training for its users) explains the transformative experience of doing absolutely nothing for 10 minutes.

How to build your creative confidence by David Kelley

The founder of the global design and innovation company , IDEO, makes the claim that everyone is creative, and through the process of “design thinking” we could harness this creativity.

The surprising habits of original thinkers by Adam Grant

An organisational psychologist explains some of the secrets behind the ability of coming up with creative ideas, and the importance of embacing failure.