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The Power of Perspective: Nelson Mandela Sculpture

Nelson Mandela steel sculpture Marco Cianfanelli

In the image above, artist Marco Cianfanelli shows us that 50 steel columns can become so much more than mere metal, if they are viewed from the right perspective. The sculpture was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s arrest by the apartheid police.

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Rory Sutherland: Sweat the Small Stuff (Video)

In this video Rory Sutherland talks about the importance of perspective in achieving success. He argues that big problems do not necessarily require big fixes and that by paying attention to the details, we can often find simpler, cheaper and better solutions.

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When Harvard Meets Hogwarts. What Can Scientists Learn From Magicians?

the psychology of magic

As a motivational speaker, I often use magic to illustrate the key points in my speeches. Why? Well, firstly, magic is a lot more fun than PowerPoint. Secondly, magic has gained some serious credibility as scientists have begun studying magicians to learn more about how the brain works. (This research is based on the notion that, if the ladies don’t dig your “science nerd vibe,” try card tricks!) Continue reading

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