Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Eddie Huang on Self-Identity”

This is an incredibly emotional and insightful talk from Jill Bolte Taylor, a woman dedicated to researching the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and severe mental illnesses.

Jill starts by talking about the two hemispheres of the human brain and how each process information differently (presenting a real human brain as an example). She than continues to share her story of one day realising she was having a stroke and her profound experience of the left hemisphere of her brain being impaired and how it led her to feel the sensation that Buddhists call “oneness with the universe”.

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.”

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Shawn Achor – The Happiness Advantage”

Today I would like to start a new habit. My intend is to expose myself to one inspirational TEDTalk video daily and share this with you.

For those of you who are not familiar with TEDTalks yet, it is a digital on-demand video archive of the best talks and performances from the international TED Conferences staged all around the world. TED stages events that bring people together with the mission to share and spread innovative, non-conforming and convention-breaking ideas across the globe.

TED Ideas Worth Spreading

A daily dose of boundary defying thoughts and ideas hopefully leads to a cause set in motion. The idea is to regularly be exposed to “outside the box” thinking that stimulates inspiration and will hopefully motivate decisions and actions that have a positive impact on how we live our lives, as well as provide food for thought on how we can contribute to and share our blessings with people around us and society as a whole.

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Borussia Dortmund wins “Battle of the Titans” and moves big step towards title.

Borussia Dortmund have beaten Bayern Munich on Wednesday night with a 1-0  win in a top of the table clash of the German football titans. Robert Lewandowski scored the vital goal in the 77th minute, his 20th goal of the season.

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The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (FRONTLINE – PBS Documentary)

“I cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” tells the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela’s character, leadership and life’s method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years. Continue reading →

Bachelor Graduation – An analysis of my UK degree classification

I am officially a university graduate! My degree title is Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Marketing and Music & Media Management.

I am a university graduate!

The following paragraph is all about stroking my ego and helping maintain my healthy self-esteem. Afterall this is what I worked hard for the last three years.

I am proud to announce that while studying in my second language in a foreign country, and at the same time traveling the world and gaining professional experiences, I was able to achieve a First Class Honours Classification. Continue reading →

Borussia Dortmund drops 2 points in eight-goal thriller against VFB Stuttgart

What a stunning football match on a lovely Friday evening at the beautiful Westfalenstadion in Dortmund!

Borussia Dortmund Draws in a dramatic game 4:4

This is why we all love football. Although for true fans, it was quite a dramatic change of emotions, giving some strain to the heart. In the end those emotions are what it is all about.

Borussia Dortmund drew 4-4 in a frantic finish to their home match against VfB Stuttgart last night. Continue reading →

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future

by Harvard Business Review Press

I would like to share the following book with you, which I stumbled upon today. This is a definite one to be added to my reading list.

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future

In a world where you can no longer plan or predict, when change seems to be the only constant, “Just Start” teaches you how to achieve success in a state of uncertainty. This is based on the approach developed at Babson College, one of the world’s top entrepreneurial business programs. Continue reading →

Goldfish Live on B@TV at Winter Music Conference 2012 in Miami

GOLDFISH hit the Winter Music Conference in Miami last weekend for a short, but groovy performance at the beautiful oceanfront Shelborne Hotel.

The performance was broadcasted live via B@TV on the 24 March 2012.

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Mario Goetze extends contract with Borussia Dortmund!

Mario Goetze extends his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 30. June 2016!

Mario Götze signs new contract until 2016

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Borussia Dortmund beats 1. FC Koeln with 6:1!

What an amazing performance by Borussia Dortmund this weekend!

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BVB beats Köln 6:1. We are now 21 games unbeaten and continue to lead the Bundesliga 5 points ahead of Bayern Munich. The double is still a possibility! What a season! I love it.

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