Archive for June, 2008

Janine Benyus - Innovation Inspired by Nature

Janine Benyus – Innovation Inspired by Nature

[viddler id=1b76711f&w=437&h=370] In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build. A self-proclaimed nature nerd, Benyus is the author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, a book that has galvanized scientists, architects, designers and engineers into […]

Why We are Happy... or Not !

Why We are Happy… or Not !

[viddler id=c8607fd7&h=370&w=437] Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong […]