Kade Crockford: How face surveillance threatens your privacy and freedom | TED Talk

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Mentor Asks© : 5 Random Questions to provoke thoughts…

Do you have a bucket list?

What’s something that is common today that humans will be embarrassed about doing in 50 years?

What’s the way you find yourself procrastinating most?

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re all alone?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, mid-19th century

A woman in charge of a large house.


A set of short chains attached to a woman’s belt, used for carrying keys or other items.

Examples of Chatelaine in a sentence

“As chatelaine of the house, she was responsible for making sure all the gardening was done on schedule.”

“I found an antique chatelaine and have been wearing it as a piece of jewelry.”

Would you rather…. Game and the rules….

  1. Would you rather accidentally walk in on your parents making out or have them walk in on you making out?
  2. Would you rather get one wish granted today or wait five years to get three wished granted? (no wishing for more wishes)
  3. Would you rather never be able to eat cake or pie again?
  4. Would you rather have unlimited pencils but the erasers don’t work or one pencil with a great eraser to use for the rest of your life?
  5. Would you rather spend the rest of your life underwater or underground?


The Rules…

Are you ready to play a game of Would You Rather but you’re having trouble coming up with good Would You Rather questions? You’ve ended up at exactly the place to solve that dilemma. With over 500 Would You Rather questions appearing randomly, you’re sure to find plenty of questions to make you think long and hard about which you’d prefer. You can decide to generate one random question at a time or several and choose the one that you like best. No matter how you decide to use the generator, you’re bound to have a lot of fun deciding which option you would choose with these Would You Rather questions.

How Do You Play Would You Rather?

Even though playing Would You Rather is quite easy, it can produce a lot of laughter and give you situations where you have to critically think about which of the two choices is the best alternative. You play by having one person pose a question giving two alternatives and the other people in the group have to choose which one of the two alternatives they would prefer. There aren’t points given in this game. It’s more of a discussion with each player giving their reasoning why they prefer one option over the other. The key aspect to make a successful Would You Rather question is to pose two alternatives that are equally as good or bad so it’s difficult for the person to pick one over the other.

What Are the Rules to Would You Rather?

The only rule to Would You Rather is that you have to give two alternatives in the question for the others to choose from. While this rule is quite broad, it can be quite difficult to actually create quality Would You Rather questions. While it’s not part of the rules, you can tell if you have asked a good Would You Rather question by how long it takes for the other players to answer. If they are able to answer immediately, then the question wasn’t as good as it could have been. If they have to ponder and go back and forth multiple times before finally deciding, then you have created a good question. A general rule of thumb is the longer it takes for the other players to decide, and the more discussion of which of the alternatives should be chosen, the better the question.

How Many People Can Play Would You Rather?

In most cases, you need a minimum of two people to play Would You Rather (although with a Would You Rather generator you can play by yourself). Two people will allow for one person to ask the questions and the other to answer. In fact, playing Would You Rather can be an excellent way to get to know someone better as you’ll get a unique look at how they think about a wide variety of situations. There’s no limit to the number of people who can play, and it’s often fun to play this game in a large group due to the wide variety of opinions that can arise. This can give everyone new and different perspectives on how to think about situations they may not have considered on their own or playing with one other person.

Seth Godin Newsletter ” And when does it get boring?”

And when does it get boring?

Almost no one who takes an intro to economics course becomes an economist. One reason might be that within a few days of starting the class, it becomes abstract, formula-based and dull.

The same ennui kicks in for having to memorize things in chemistry or world history.

We don’t have these fields because we need to employ professors. We have them because they give us a chance to understand and to figure things out. Once you are enrolled in the journey of discovery, decoding a formula or engaging with a taxonomy becomes urgent, not merely an assigned task.

Because a testing regime is in place, particularly now when so many other tropes in the education-industrial complex are disrupted, the textbook authors and administrators work together to skip the ‘fluff’ and go straight to the stuff that’s easy to test.

That’s not how passion is discovered or nurtured. No one becomes a baseball fan because they read the baseball textbook and did well on the baseball test. The same goes for people who devote their lives to cooking, leading or healthcare. These are journeys that require emotional enrollment, not a good test score. We need to stop holding the future hostage in exchange for an exam.

Here’s my TEDx talk on the topic. You can read the free ebook here.



PS the Story Skills Workshop relaunches on May 12. Check out what people had to say right here.

Become Better Still better. Get Inspired

  1. “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.” – Albert Einstein
  2. “When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.” – Margaret Walker
  3. “Aslan: You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are.” – C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

Forbes = The Memo Newsletter I like

Forbes The Memo
Forbes The Memo
This newsletter is made in London and globally curious.

Every Saturday I send you a tight edit of Forbes’ trends across entrepreneurship, tech, sustainability and more.

And because it’s the weekend, I also share my favorite podcasts, books and shows along with thought-provoking events and restaurant recommendations. Enjoy.

Keep it simple

There’s one big positive in this crisis.

At home, we’re sweating like crazy. And our streets are packed with runners. Pay careful attention to your social media feeds and you’ll find keeping fit has never been more fashionable.

There’s a lot of talk of inequality. But when it comes to keeping fit under lockdown, the internet really is the great leveller. Millions of us have discovered the simple joys of yoga, running and bodyweight exercises all without the need of an expensive gym membership.

Cynics might call it a fad. It’s not. The online fitness boom is here to stay.

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5 things we learned

Bill Gates donated more than Australia, Norway and Spain. When it comes to funding vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus, if the Gates foundation were a country, it would be ranked 7th in the world, putting a lot of nations to shame.

Amazon had a $13m order from the US Government. Probably the biggest Amazon haul of all time, Uncle Sam snapped up a bumper order of thermometers, ready for lockdown to end.

A new law could change who really ‘owns’ your iPhone. More of us are using mobile payments than ever. But what happens when your iPhone doesn’t support your card? German lawmakers locked horns with Apple this week.

Champagne sales went flat. Fizz slumped by up to 70% while Brits switched to beer sending sales surging. At the same time French beer makers are destroying 10m liters of beer. If only there was a easy way for the two countries to trade freely….

‘Book now, decide later’ is the next big trend in travel. Thanks to new flexible cancellation policies, there’s never been a better time to bag a holiday bargain. See you on the beach.

The good

World cities are becoming bike-first. First Paris, then Milan, and now London. Temporary bike routes are springing up in record time to meet demand as Europeans return to work. The best news: city leaders hope to make them permanent.

The bad

Richard Branson’s annus horribilis. After failing to secure funding his airline Virgin Atlantic cut 3,000 jobsBritish Airways and Norwegian also had a challenging week.

Events will be back soon

Our regular “Do this” section is on hold. Stay safe and wash your hands.


Planes without passengers can be profitable. Conditions are brutal for airlines, but there is one silver lining: smart carriers have moved fast and found a lucrative opportunity moving testing kits, masks and gloves from Asia. Wendover Productions, Free to watch worldwide.


Be kinder to yourself. This 13 minute lesson on self-compassion will give you a much-needed boost during life under lockdown. Recommended. Checking in With Susan David, Free to Listen Worldwide.


Drink better wine. The secret’s out…we’re drinking our way through lockdown. Ever wanted to know more about what’s in your glass? Vivino is the smart way to learn more at your own pace. Free to download on iOS and Android.


Join the world’s biggest virtual book festivalThe Big Book Weekend is a fabulous mashup of cancelled events brought back to life into a three day festival for all book lovers. Free to attend worldwide.

Futurism Newsletter


The Future Is Antibodies for All

8 MAY 2020


Doctors Are Cloning COVID Patients’ Antibodies For New Treatment

To develop a preventative treatment for the coronavirus, doctors are enlisting thousands of patients who have already recovered. Or, more specifically, they’re enlisting the coveted antibodies that those patients’ immune systems generated in response to the virus.

Doctors and medical researchers from Mount Sinai Health System and the pharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics have partnered up to clone those protective antibodies and use them to mass-produce what they’re calling a “pharmaceutical cocktail.” We caught up with a member of the team to speak with them about their work.



ONEAmazing Image of Jupiter Looks Like It’s Burning


TWOA Black Hole May Be Orbiting Our Sun. This Guy Wants to Find It.


THREEAstronomers Solve “X-Galaxy” Mystery With Powerful New Telescope


FOURCongress Is Working on a Giant COVID-19 Aid Package



Physicists Discover New Trick to Stabilize Fusion Reactors

A team of research physicists at Princeton University may have found a new way to control fusion reactions — an incremental step towards making fusion energy, the holy grail of energy production, a reality.



“ We can say that China has now similar manned space capability of the US and Russia. 

– Chen Lam


Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, late 19th century

A store of valuable or delightful things.

Examples of Trove in a sentence

“The kids were pretending to be pirates, on a hunt for the secret treasure trove.”

“His wine cellar was a trove of rare vintages.”

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Delta Blues Day? In 1911, Robert Johnson, known as the King of the Delta Blues, was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. His landmark recordings display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced later generations of musicians. Eric Clapton has called Johnson “the most important blues singer that ever lived.”


Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Greek, early 19th century

Relating to or using signals or information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity such as spatial position, voltage, etc.


Not involving or relating to the use of computer technology, as a contrast to a digital counterpart.

Examples of Analog in a sentence

“I prefer analog methods of playing music, such as a record player.”

“People born after 2000 might not even know how to read an analog clock.”

Random Phrases

  1. Wouldn’t Harm a FlyMeaning: Nonviolent; someone who is mild or gentle.
  2. Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They HatchMeaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of.
  3. No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses.

Did you know…

… that today is Gillikins of Oz Day? This day celebrates the birthday of L. Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz books. Gillikins live in the magical Land of Oz; the Good Witch of the North is the official ruler of the Gillikins after overthrowing the old Wicked Witch of the North named Mombi. Thank you, Mr. Baum, for giving us such cherished memories!

Ideas that work

Ideas that work

Following sports in the time of COVID-19

A lack of professional sporting competitions is affecting fans, reshaping both their behavior and their relationship with teams.

by Ben Lyttleton


Venture Capital (Live Online): Investing in Early-Stage Startups

June 15–19, 2020

In this new virtual program, current and aspiring startup investors get equipped to evaluate and monitor potential early-stage investing opportunities and receive the knowledge they need to lower risk and increase returns. Learn more.

s+b essential reading

If cash is king, why doesn’t it rule?

With tax rules changing and liquidity a major concern, companies need to organize their operations around a new value equation.

by Liz Sweigart

Thunderbird School of Global Management
Featured article

Staying ahead in Latin America’s turbulent oil and gas market

Felipe Bayón, CEO of Ecopetrol, Colombia’s biggest company, explains how the company is transforming to stay on top.

by Mariana Palau and Gustavo F. Dreispiel


A guide to establishing your leadership presence

Express your own commitment as a leader in a more effective way.

PwC insights

Reimagining healthcare: Telemedicine initiatives for COVID-19

Changing consumer attitudes and the necessity to ‘flatten the curve’ are ushering in a new era of telemedicine.


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Checking in on employee health and well-being

Automatic contact tracing in the workplace can help protect employees from COVID-19 while preserving personal privacy.

by Emily Stapf and David Sapin

The Simplicity Principle and why six is the perfect number for better management

“Keep it simple” and “learn from nature” are positive mantras to live and work by.

by Julia Hobsbawm

Forces of nature

Understanding how ecosystems grow, thrive, and regenerate can help leaders steer their organization in the future.

by David K. Hurst

9. World Migratory Bird Day – 9thMay

9. World Migratory Bird Day – 9thMay

This day is commemorated to raise awareness of issues affecting migratory birds and to encourage bird conservation. The theme for 2020 is ‘Birds connect our world’.

Content marketing opportunities:   

  • Listicle idea: X Exotic locations for birding enthusiasts on an affordable budget
  • Infographic idea: X Most fascinating migratory birds of India
  • Video idea: How have migratory patterns changed over the decades?
  • Podcast idea: What is our role in encouraging migratory birds to follow their patterns?

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by the UN highlights the importance of bird conservation and encourages nations to join this worthy cause.