Just a few videos that are worth the time to watch... some by me, some are by others. From motivational speakers, to life experiences, toastmasters speeches, and a little politics and comedy to break things up. I think each of these is worth the time invested.
- 1 Inspiration
- 2 The Darker side of reality
- 3 Toastmasters speeches
- 3.1 Abortion – Roe v Wade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ifdXQIRpwE
- 3.2 Understanding the Economic Crisis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6AWLqX3_q8
- 3.3 The other side - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEIUK6oURQY
- 3.4 Unintended Consequences - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoojg380ZeE
- 3.5 Understanding the Global Warming Debate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1JCWLfT0TM
- 4 Comedy
- 5 Politics
- 6 References
Simon Sinek: Millennials in the workplace
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU (15 minutes)
It starts sounding like a cliche, broad brushing swipe against millennials, but gets much deeper into problems in society today, that are certainly not unique to that generation. Best 15 minute analysis of human nature and interactions you’ll watch all week. More from Simon:
- Top 10 Rules For Success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJxQ2kUGJkA (52 minutes)
- Why leaders eat last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReRcHdeUG9Y (45 minutes)
- If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llKvV8_T95M (30 mins)
- Facebook - Millenials in workplace: https://www.facebook.com/deltaprotective/videos/10157890106040640/ (15 minutes) 
Phil Hansen: Embrace the Shake - http://www.ted.com/talks/phil_hansen_embrace_the_shake (10 minutes)
It’s a fantastic speech/story about how limitations can expand us as we work around them, or adapt to them. Human willpower and creativity can find a way to conquer obstacles.
- My story of watching the video, and what it meant to me: Embrace the shake - http://igeek.com/0842
- Adobe MAX version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCrGU0xr1MQ (12 minutes)
The Darker side of reality
While I don't like these kinds of stories, they are necessary to understanding life.
Jon Ronson tells a story about a victim of Social Justice Warriors -- all noble crybullies, net-raping someone for the unforgivable crime of telling a joke that some could choose to take wrong.
Long before I watched this must-watch video, I learned when something sounded horrible and atrocious, I would first question the victim of my assumptions, and ask them what did they mean by that. (Were they sure, was I sure?) Sometimes, my worst assumptions were dead on-target. But often, they were not. And thus any reaction I might have done (but didn't), would have be based on my ignorance and not theirs.
I avoid becoming that which I hate.... or at least I take enough responsibility for my own actions, that I try. So it was part of my, "lead by example".
I had many people read in their own biases on what I had written so often, that I decided I didn't want to be "one of them". And it's still one of my hot-buttons: people telling me what they think I think instead of just asking, (especially when it's embarrassingly wrong. I blocked a few people after they argued with me, about what I meant when I said X. If they prefer their strawman of me, to me, then go play with your strawman -- communicating further is a waste of time:
I enjoy taking controversial issues, and then looking at parts of them in ways that others might not have thought of. While I don't take myself to seriously, I've stepped on others toes — hence, that these were under a pseudonym (Sue Denim).
Understanding that you can both agree with a ruling and oppose it: both agreeing with the decision, and recognizing that there was no authority to make it. Liking the ends, and hating the means — and knowing the means will result in decades of friction.
2009 Presentation on the basics of economics (schools of thought), a high level overview of why we had the 2007-2008 financial crisis, and why I predicted Obama-nomics wasn’t going to help the economy much.
- For a deeper understanding of the 2008 crash (in textual form), I suggest you read the following: http://igeek.com/1283
- Here’s Economics in 5 minutes - https://youtu.be/zUlLBOG57og
Speech on thinking about the “other side” of Gandhi, MLK and Tankman. Who are the real heroes?
Eliminating onshore drilling increased risks, as happened with offshore drilling. 55 MPH speed limits and light rail increased pollution (and accidents) and hurts poor people. Causes have effects, and here’s a few of them that progressive voters don’t often think about.
Trying to educate folks on just the basics needed to have an intelligent discussion on global warming. What is it, where are the disagreements and questions, and why do so many top scientists and informed people think it’s become political and that the “scare” is overblown?
This guy is hysterical, at least he was back when comedy could make fun of things that weren’t politically correct. I saw this when it was first created, and couldn’t forget it as something that just cracked me up. Probably because I was in WaterPolo and we made fun of football players.
- Bob's website: http://www.bobnelson.com/
How I earned my superpower, with the help of poison oak and public humiliation in Junior High School
How can you tell Hillary was lying? A: Her lips were moving. This was just a few of the lies told about Benghazi. As her husband said about Richard Nixon, “There is no question that making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense."