Resources - Think Different
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes ... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. ... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. ... They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
There is Reason for Optimism
Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before - using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of 'The Joy of Stats' he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Dr. Rosling, Professor of Global Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine. (Please go here if you can't see the YouTube video above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo).
Studying history will always be a passion of mine. (Thank you U of A!) But, Dr. Rosling's presentation is much more than history. It is outstanding computer technology combined with data and a worldclass presenter worthy of emulation. For instance, below is his TED presentation, New Insights on Poverty. Dr. Rosling's message: The seemingly impossible is possible. We can have a good world. - RB
Think Different! Yes!
This I Believe
What Matters Most?
Looking for Hope in Hard Times