Archive for the ‘Divers’ Category

Building your inner coach | Brett Ledbetter

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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Excellence is hard to keep quite.

Interessante Präsentation zum Thema Motivation, Ziele, Ergebnisse und Prozesse.

Global Peace Index

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008.

Since last year, 81 countries have become more peaceful, while 78 have deteriorated.
Many countries in Europe, the world’s most peaceful region, have reached historically high levels of peace. 15 of the 20 most peaceful countries are in Europe.
Due to an increase in civil unrest and terrorist activity, the Middle East and North Africa is now the world’s least peaceful region for the first time since the Index began.
Globally the intensity of internal armed conflict has increased dramatically, with the number of people killed in conflicts rising over 3.5 times from 49,000 in 2010 to 180,000 in 2014.
The economic impact of violence reached a total of US$14.3 trillion or 13.4% of global GDP last year.

The most peaceful countries are Iceland, Denmark and Austria. The countries that made the biggest improvements in peace over the last year, generally benefited from the ending of wars with neighbours and involvement in external conflict. The biggest improvers were: Guinea-Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt and Benin.

Syria remains the world’s least peaceful country, followed by Iraq and Afghanistan. The country that suffered the most severe deterioration in peace was Libya, which now ranks 149th of 162 countries. Ukraine suffered the second largest deterioration: following a popular revolution which brought down the administration of Viktor Yanukovych, Russia moved to destabilise the country, meaning it scored poorly on organised conflict indicators.

‘2014 was marked by contradictory trends: on the one hand many countries in the OECD achieved historically high levels of peace, while on the other, strife-torn nations, especially in the Middle East, became more violent. This is a real concern as these conflict become even more intractable they spread terrorism to other states.’

Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace


Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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The children’s television host Mr. Rogers always carried in his wallet a quote from a social worker that said, “Frankly, there isn’t anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story.” And the way I like to interpret that is probably the greatest story commandment, which is “Make me care” — please, emotionally, intellectually, aesthetically, just make me care.
Andrew Stanton. “The clues to a great story”

Why storytelling matters. Garr Reynolds

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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Conflicting views: Public versus scientists

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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Testing EDE’s graph inclusion

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Neat tool for travel planning

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Komoot is a pretty neat tool for planning a travel. I wanted to spend a couple of days cycling with my family, and explored several tools. This one is by far the best! Nicely done!

Environmental Change Media Watch

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Interesting, very interactive site of automatic information collection/harvesting on specific environmental topics or keywords. The engine behind runs through all major social platforms and collects information and puts it into the right perspective, respectively inserts it into its larger database for connecting the dots (that is, the environmental themes, keywords, products).

Pixelio – Kostenlose Bilddatenbank

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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Sehr nützlich, eine kostenlose Bilddatenbank, Pixelio.

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014



Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014



Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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TED: Embracing DIFFERENT: Patrick Linehan

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Convert Almost Anything

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Cool tool which enables one to convert almost anything, SVG to image, Image to SVG, Music formats, …. Great! Or here for audio/video files if the file is larger.

Upload Your Screenshot

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Looking for a place to upload a screenshot in order to share it within a forum? And no interest in creating a (free) account? Or downloading a software to achieve it? Here is a simple website (in german) which does it.

TED: Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
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Great, passionate talk, with lots of wisdom, fun parts, a clear message. Bravo. Really, really fascinating to watch!

UNEP’s budget

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Yep, pretty small, if one compares it to other UN agencies… This shows what domain is important, and which one not. Development scores top, environment (before) last…

TED: Nancy Duarte on How to Change the World

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Great talk about what makes a good story, and how to present it in a way that attracts peoples’ attention. And thus, how to get your ideas out there, which could change the world. Really interesting, fascinating talk with insights into Jobs’ and M.L. King’s speeches.

New Permaculture Site

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

I’ve created a new site, though in german, about permaculture. It’s still a bit under development, but especially the blog part gets constant updates concerning all subjects related to permaculture!

Land Grab

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Interesting source, and nice presentation as well as infographic on land grabbing.