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The Learning Cafe | August 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

How much does a tonne weigh? It’s common practice to describe a heavy object in tonnage. But no one has any idea how much a tonne is.  We can lift a kilogram block of cheese so we have an idea what a kilogram weighs.  As we can’t lift a tonne of anything by ourselves it becomes such an abstract concept. ...

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Clip of the month | I applied for Harvard, but was rejected 10 times.

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group speaks his heart out and gives his wisdom on a range of topics.  Alibaba is one of the most recognisable names in the world of business today and is still growing very fast. Source: Being Guru. (2017). I Applied For Harvard, But Was Rejected 10 Times. Retrieved 2 August 2017 from https://www.beingguru.com/2016/09/i-applied-for-harvard-but-was-rejected-10-times/

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Clip of the month – Happiness and productivity

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 18, 2017

Traditionally, people think that in order to be happy, we need to work harder and be more productive. But how effective is this really? In this month’s clip, psychologist Shawn Achor talks about how flipping this thinking and how being happy can lead to greater productivity.

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The Learning Cafe | April 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 6, 2017

What’s on tonight? Just a few years ago, there were only three TV channels to watch and remote controllers were not standard accessories when you purchased a TV.  Most households had one TV taking pride of place in the living room. Back then, it was pretty common for people to continue watching the same channel all night, rather than getting...

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The Learning Cafe | December 2016

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2016

The best holiday of the year? For most people, the Xmas holiday season is about family, friends and about possibility. It brings people together to not only celebrate the end of the year, but to look one in another in the eye and share something magical… time together. After all the travel, gift wrapping, the cooking and the hassle, for...

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Clip of the month – Dare to disagree

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2016

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.  

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