It takes a lot of courage and humility to share your own love stories, your pains and failures in front of an audience, to expose your vulnerability to strangers, but Tracy McMillan’s story is nothing less than a beautiful journey to self-love.

This is one of the most refreshing talks I have watched in 2016, and I thought it would be nice to start the year with some lessons of courage. Enjoy!

“… in my research I found that people who really change the world, who change the way we live and the way we think, are the people who were met with initial and often violent rejections. People like Martin Luther King, Jr., like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, or even Jesus Christ. These people did not let rejection define them. They let their own reaction after rejection define themselves. And they embraced rejection.”

“When you get rejected in life, when you are facing the next obstacle or next failure, consider the possibilities. Don’t run. If you just embrace them, they might become your gifts as well.”

– Jia Jiang

More info:
http://rejectiontherapy.com/
http://www.wujulearning.com/


“We’re finding it’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.”

“What we found is that only 25% of job successes are predicted by IQ, 75 percent of job successes are predicted by your optimism levels, your social support and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of as a threat.”

“We’ve found there are ways that you can train your brain to be able to become more positive.”

“… we can reverse the formula for happiness and success, and in doing so, not only create ripples of positivity, but a real revolution.”


“Préparons demain, un autre monde est possible”.
Intervenant: Cyril Dion
Lieu: SUPNAT Institut superieur de naturopathie

Idriss Aberkane is a cognitive neuroscientist, a strategist, a professor of Knowledge Economy, and a researcher in biomimetics & engineering. This talk is in French.

So, what is Knowledge economy?

In Will Africa Feed China? Deborah Bräutigam, one of the world’s leading experts on China and Africa, probes the myths and realities behind the media headlines.

I have already watched a few talks by Deborah Bräutigam and I like to hear what she has to stay not only because her work is very well documented and articulated, but also because she has a very global approach and a very nuanced speech while presenting her cases.