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Michele Gianella
Posted about 2 years ago
Join now: What is really needed to have a world without malaria? Live Conversation with Bart Knols
> the economic crisis is affecting malaria control negatively > Last year there were 60 cases of malaria in Greece... ...which seems to prove the point. What stuns me the most, in problems like this, is the disproportion between the cost of solutions and the cost of not implementing them. The entire world could be freed from Malaria with less then 1% of Greece public debt, then we all could start to rip the low-hanging fruits of having healthy and productive people. Yet (we collectively behave like) we don't care... Thanks for your answers, Bart! Michele
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Michele Gianella
Posted over 2 years ago
Il successo: come lo definite e quanto conta per voi?
>Come lo definite? >Esistono diversi tipi di successo? >Cosa vuol dire per voi avere successo? >Quanto conta per voi "avere successo"? ...francamente, mi è difficile dare risposte precise. Probabilmente è molto più semplice definire il fallimento, il "mancare l'obiettivo che ci si è prefissati". Ma di recente mi sono interrogato anch'io su questo tema, e ho letto un libro del TEDster Malcolm Gladwell, "Fuoriclasse - Storia naturale del successo" (il titolo originale è "Outliers") che consiglio molto a tutti gli interessati perché ribalta, numeri alla mano, molti dei nostri stereotipi più radicati sulla storia delle persone di successo, e dimostra la potente influenza dei fattori ambientali. Erano i miei due cents :) Ciao!
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Michele Gianella
Posted about 3 years ago
Let's save our inboxes by adopting this Email Charter!
> Do you agree that this is an idea worth spreading? Yes! So... > How could we improve it? As a TED Translator, I think you could dramatically improve the spreading by having the Charter "processed" like a TED Talk. Here's a possible roadmap: 1) making a short (< 3 minutes) video that introduces the Charter and the website. Something like the short clip with which you announced the TEDx events; 2) Publish the video on TED.com, and let volunteers translate it; 3) Make the emailcharter.org website multilanguage, and let volunteers translate it. Just my 2 cents. Hope you appreciate :) Michele
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Michele Gianella
Posted over 3 years ago
What's the best hidden gem in the TED archive?
Hi all! Here's my three "hidden" gems. 1) "I have been very lucky". Spoken at 7:58 by no less than.... http://tinyurl.com/mk97pm Every time I compare his limitations with his achievements, I simply feel humiliated. And I dare to say, this talk conveys his attitude at least as much as his physics. Definitely a must-see talk. 2) Chris Jordan's shocking stats http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/chris_jordan_pictures_some_shocking_stats.html One of the most "dense" and "bridging" talks I've ever seen. Art, statistics, sociology, politics, economics, psychology, laughters and chills. All together, in a few images and less than twelve minutes. If you haven't watched it yet, Please. Do. 3) Robert Lang (and the following Cappadocia/Bowden show) What happens when a paper sheet meets mathematics? http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/robert_lang_folds_way_new_origami.html and http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/bruno_bowden_folds_while_rufus_cappadocia_plays.html Cheers!