Never Stop.Never back down – (Motivational Video)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Do you feel struggling some times, struggling hard and want to give up on your dreams?

Do you get the feeling to get in to the comfort zone and be safe and sound from adversity around you face?

I came across the video down below by motiversity with some tonic for motivation to come back to your road path to your dreams and from getting distracted. Let me know in the comments if you have enjoyed it. I personally did a lot…..




Darpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like-minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

Exponential Organizations -The new Change

By  Darpan Sachdeva

 Salim Ismail is a sought-after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley and Global Ambassador at Singularity University. Here he delivers a talk on the new breed of exponential organizations and explains how it will completely disrupt most major industries and change how business is done in the future.

 

“Today, if you’re not disrupting yourself, someone else is; your fate is to be either the disrupter or the disrupted. There is no middle ground.”

― Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours


Salim Ismail, founding Executive Director at Singularity University, is the top expert on how to both build Exponential Organizations and transform your current company into one. This model of business will be essential in the upcoming years. Salim discusses in the video the reasoning behind why there is so much stress between older and younger generations in the workforce, as well as how a linear organizational growth is no longer going to work in this world.


“The Exponential Organization The modern corporation takes great pride in how fast it can bring products and services to market compared to companies in the past.”
― Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours

 

Exponential Organizations –  New organizations are 10x better, faster and cheaper than yours

-Yuri van Geest

 



,Blog Photo Darpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

 

The 13 Best TED Talks for all faces of life

by  Darpan Sachdeva

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There’s a quote attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. that says the following: “The human mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”

That’s what the TED conferences do: they stretch the dimensions of your mind. Each TED speaker has 18 minutes to present an idea worth spreading in the most innovative and impactful way they can. Speakers range from Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to a young man living in a remote village in Malawi who–at the age of 14– built a windmill for his family, from an old textbook.

Below you’ll find what I consider to be the 13 best TED talks for all faces of life. This is a massive post, so I suggest you bookmark it, and then come back to it when you have time to select the talks that interest you.

Medical Science

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained brain scientist who suffered a stroke in 1996, at the age of 37, in the left hemisphere of her brain. She spoke of her experience at TED and wrote a memoir about the experience titled “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey”.

Although the talk is, in part, about a brain scientist observing firsthand what it’s like to have a stroke, it goes much deeper than that. Dr. Taylor also explains her discovery that through the right hemisphere of the brain, the part of her brain that was untouched by the stroke, inner peace is just a thought away.

 

William Li – Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?

Angiogenesis is the process our body uses to grow new blood vessels. A typical adult has 60,000 miles worth of blood vessels. The smallest blood vessels are called capillaries–we have 19 billion of them in our bodies–, and they’re the vessels of life; however, they can also be the vessels of death. We get most of our blood vessels in the womb. Blood vessels grow in adults only under special circumstances, such as when we have an injury.

The body has the ability to regulate the amount of blood vessels that are present at any given time, through an elaborate system of checks and balances.  When we need a burst of blood vessels, the body can do this by releasing stimulators.  When those excess blood vessels are no longer needed, the body prunes them back.

However, sometimes there’s a defect in the system, and the body can’t prune back excess blood vessels, or it can’t grow new ones at the right place and at the right time.  This causes disease; there are about  70 diseases that have an imbalance in angiogenesis as their common denominator. Cancer is one of these diseases.

Cancers start out as a small, microscopic nest of cells.  This nest of cells can’t get any larger, because it doesn’t have a blood supply; so it doesn’t have enough oxygen or nutrients to grow.  Although most people have microscopic cancers in their bodies after a certain age, most will never grow to be dangerous.  This is because of the body’s ability to balance angiogenesis, which prevents excess blood vessels from growing and feeding cancers.

One way to treat cancer,  Li explains, is to cut off the blood supply.  However, Li argues that instead of concentrating on curing cancer once it happens, we should concentrate on preventing cancer. Li goes on to say that diet accounts for 30 to 35% of environmentally caused cancers.  So Li asked, “What could we add to our diet that would prevent our bodies from creating the blood vessels that feed microscopic cancers?”  That is, “Can we eat to starve cancer?” The answer is, “yes”.

Here are some examples of foods which inhibit abnormal angiogenesis:

  • Red grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Soy beans
  • Green tea
  • Lemons
  • Apples
  • Nutmeg
  • Tomatoes

Li explains more about these foods, and their role in preventing cancer, in his talk.



 

Personal Development

Tony Robbins – Why We Do What We Do and How We Can Do It Better

Personal development author and speaker Anthony Robbins explains in his TED talk that when people fail to achieve something, the defining factor is a lack of resourcefulness. He adds that if people are resourceful enough–if they’re creative and determined enough–they’ll find a way to achieve what they’re after.

In addition, Robbins explains that our ability to be resourceful largely depends on what we choose to focus on. Every moment of your life you’re making the following three decisions:

  1. What am I going to focus on?
  2. What does it mean? (The minute you focus on something you give it meaning. And whatever meaning you give to it produces emotion.)
  3. What am I going to do? (Emotion then drives you toward taking action.)

Robbins then gives examples of how these three decisions shape your life. As an aside, during the talk there’s a great exchange between Robbins and Al Gore, who’s sitting in the audience.

 

Matthieu Ricard: Habits of Happiness

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard explains in his TED talk that we can train our minds in habits of happiness. He explains that often, in our quest for happiness, we look outside of ourselves. We think that if we get this or that, we’ll be happy. However, our control over the outside world is limited, temporary, and often illusory. So, if our happiness relies on something external, we’re on shaky ground.

The way to achieve happiness–which is a sense of well-being, serenity, and fulfillment–, is to look inside of ourselves, instead of looking outside. We need to realize that it’s the mind that translates what happens outside of us as either joy or suffering. Therefore, it all comes down to training the mind. Ricard adds that the best way to train the mind is through meditation.



Education

Do Schools Kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

 

Ken Robinson argues in his TED talk that, today, creativity is as important in education as literacy. However, the way in which the educational system is set up, we’re educating children out of their creative capacity. He refers to a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso by saying that all children are born artists; the challenge is for them to remain artists as they grow up, given the way in which they’re schooled.

For example, Robinson explains that if you’re not prepared to be wrong, then you’ll never come up with anything original. Kids will risk being wrong; but by the time they grow up, most of them have lost this capacity. They’ve become frightened of being wrong. We’re running the educational system in such a way that we’re stigmatizing making mistakes.

Robinson argues that the school system creates people who live in their heads; and slightly to one side (since the subjects taught in school are mostly left-hemisphere subjects). He adds that the system is predicated on academic ability, because it was created to meet the needs of industrialism. You probably heard the following as a child:

  • Don’t go into music; you won’t find a job as a musician.
  • Don’t study painting; you don’t want to be a starving artist.

The consequence is that many highly talented, brilliant, creative people, think that they’re not very smart; the things that they’re good at were not valued in school.  Robinson argues that we can’t afford to go on that way.

 

Technology:

Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, co founder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.

 

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of sixthSense technology

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.



Motivation

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

 

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

 

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating

Elizabeth Gilbert knows a thing or two about failure. Publishers rejected the former diner waitress’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love (Penguin Books, 2007) for almost six years. Once the book finally broke through, it wasn’t long before Oprah — and the rest of the world — couldn’t stop talking about it. Then it was adapted for the big screen and became a global box office hit.

Gilbert had made it big. The pressure was on for a repeat. In her TED Talk, she says it was all too much. She considered quitting while she “was behind,” but she didn’t.

“I knew that the task was that I had to find some way to gin up the inspiration to write the next book, regardless of its inevitable negative outcome,” she says.

Gilbert did write that second book and it bombed. She had failed again, but didn’t throw in the towel.

She describes how she found strength in identifying with her former unpublished, struggling aspiring writer self. In facing a new challenge, she did the same thing she did when she was a failure: She got her ass back to work, as she says.

“My point is that I’m writing another one now, and I’ll write another book after that and another and another and another and many of them will fail, and some of them might succeed,” she says, “but I will always be safe from the random hurricanes of outcome as long as I never forget where I rightfully live.”

Her advice: No matter how many times you fall down, fight the urge to stay down. Get up. Again and again, get up.

 

Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

Hard truth: Not everything you do will be a masterpiece, especially when you’re first starting out.

In her eloquent speech, art historian and critic Sarah Lewis talks about the benefits of almost but not quite succeeding, which she calls the “near-win.” The Harvard grad and current Yale faculty member argues that our almost-failures are necessary, even crucial, steps along the way to success. Failing to reach your goal can actually sharpen your game plan and strengthen your resolve to go after it. Never give up.

“What gets us to forward thrust more is to value the near-win,” Lewis says. “A near-win gets us to focus on what right now we plan to do to address that mountain in our sights.”

Philanthropy

Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates took a walk on the beach and made a big decision: to give their Microsoft wealth back to society. In conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their money away.



Innovation

Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of “invisible innovation” coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas, too.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

Technology and Innovation – Abundance to Mankind

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Ever growing technology has changed totally the way we live and think.It is taking us towards  constant abundance what mankind has never felt and seen earlier.

We are   solving today on ever growing speed our daily faced problems with the new innovations and technology. This is just the tip in the iceberg,as we head towards a world of immense abundance in the years ahead.

Disease predicting,phone data,real-time wildlife tracking and pollution fighting artificial intelligence systems,we are solving today with the help of innovations.

Down below are some of the latest recent innovations already applied to our  lives.

A Kenyan Won the Gold Medal in Javelin After Learning How to Throw on YouTube

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What it is: Julius Yego of Kenya won the gold medal in javelin at the recent World Athletics Championships, and narrowly missed the current world record. The distinction? Yego is almost entirely self-taught: he learned to throw the javelin by watching YouTube videos of former Olympians and world title-holders.

Why it’s important: As the Rising Billions come online, they’ll have unparalleled access to free information. The mark they make on the world — whether through athletic or academic prowess, consumerism or entrepreneurship — will be massive.

 

Inciting an Immune Attack on Cancer Cells

cancer-vaccines-sem-400x301What it is: Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a vaccine that helps the body attack cancer using its own cancer cells. In experiments, the cryogel triggered an immune response that proactively protected test subjects from tumor growth and shrank existing tumors.

Why it’s important: The injectable cryogel vaccine is minimally invasive, simpler and less expensive than other cancer cell transplantation therapies. It’s also an excellent illustration of how materials science and engineering converge to mimic the body’s natural responses.

Uber And Hilton Team Up For Seamless Travel

Local-Scene_Screenshot-300x592What it is: Uber has partnered with Hilton on two key guest experiences. Hilton HHonors members and hotel guests can set Uber ride reminders to seamlessly request an Uber on travel days, and the Local Scene feature displays top restaurants and nightlife destinations, as determined by Uber riders’ visits.

Why it’s important: Uber has mountains of data. It knows exactly when and where its passengers travel — and with this Hilton integration, it’s surfacing and sharing useful insights that enable travelers to explore destinations like they’re locals.

Phone Data Can Predict Infectious Disease Outbreaks

153147708What it is: Princeton and Harvard researchers recently analyzed the anonymous phone records of 15 million Kenya users and compared this data to areas where cases of rubella were reported. They discovered that subjects’ movement patterns matched the locations with the highest risk of rubella within that year-long period. The researchers plan to test this method’s efficacy for other outbreaks, like malaria and cholera.

Why it’s important: This is one more useful application of Big Data — in this case, to track the spread of seasonal diseases. Medical professionals can use this information to target localized treatment.

Hawaii’s New OTEC Power Plant Harvests Energy Stored in Warm Ocean Water

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What it is: Hawaii is now the first U.S. state to generate electricity using the temperature difference between ocean water at different depths. This new 105-kilowatt ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant is the world’s largest of its kind, producing electricity at the rate of $0.20 per kilowatt-hour.

Why it’s important: Because the sun naturally heats surface water, there’s a virtually limitless supply of ocean thermal energy. Just one commercial plant would prevent the burning of 1.3 million barrels of oil and a half-million tons of carbon emissions each year.

Japan is Building a Fully-Automated Indoor Farm Capable of Producing 30,000 Heads of Lettuce Per Day

ImageProxyWhat it is: The Spread Vegetable Factory in Japan is planning a $16.5 million indoor farm that can produce 30,000 heads of lettuce per day, with a goal of 500,000 head of lettuce per day by 2022. The vast majority of the growing process will be automated — humans will just be on hand during the seeding and germination process.

Why it’s important: The Spread reports that automating the cultivation process maximizes growing space and cuts labor costs in half. Automating indoor farming and food production in a scalable fashion could be the key to solving food scarcity in Japan.

Transparent Batteries That Charge in the Sun Could Replace Smartphone Screens

ImageProxy2What it is: Japanese researchers have developed a transparent lithium-ion battery that can recharge itself using the sunlight or other bright light sources — without a separate solar cell. The researchers changed the chemical makeup of the 80- to 90-nanometer electrodes, so they maintain their efficacy but also allow light to pass through them.

Why it’s important: Future iterations of this battery could become smart windows that auto-dim during the heat of the day and simultaneously store power, or perhaps become additional smartphone batteries that store power while users are outside.

The Dutch Railway Could Run Solely on Wind Power By 2018

ImageProxy3What it is: The Netherlands has committed to run its electric rail system entirely on energy produced by wind farms — within three years. Wind farms currently supply about half of the rail network’s energy, and the wind power needed to ramp up efforts will come from within the Netherlands, Belgium and some Scandinavian nations.

Why it’s important: The Dutch railway system carries 1.2 million passengers a day, and this move to renewable energy could inspire other large cities to follow suit. The International Energy Council reports that land-based wind power installation rates have gone up by 24% annually each year for the last 15 years — soon, 18% of all global energy production will be from the wind.

Buzz Aldrin Opens Florida Institute Dedicated to Colonizing Mars

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What it is: Buzz Aldrin has announced his latest mission: the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, which will be dedicated to research supporting Mars colonization. Aldrin has been working on this effort since his retirement from NASA and the Air Force, and he’s partnered with the Florida Institute of Technology to supercharge his efforts.

Why it’s important: Buzz Aldrin enters a growing field of players interested in colonizing Mars, including SpaceX, NASA and Mars One. With such an influx of investments, focus and supercredible entrepreneurs, innovation and dramatic breakthroughs aren’t far behind.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

10 Differences Between Real Entrepreneurs and ‘Wantrepreneurs’

by  Darpan Sachdeva

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Today we live in the information age  after  almost a  century of Industrial age era.The information age has given us an immense opportunity to grow and rise above our expectation exponentially  if we would have a thirst to do it.We see rise of millions and millions of entreprenurs on daily basis who  are hungry for success.

So what is the reason that not every body is able to get that huge success even though they follow the same set of formulas laid down ? Its probably  not all are entrepreneurs but wantrepreneurs.. Down below are 10 differences in between real entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs:



1. A wantrepreneur thinks it’s all about them, a real entrepreneur knows that the team is everything.

“The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven’t been able to put it together.” – Mark Cuban


A real entrepreneur knows the value of teamwork and leadership. The greatest idea can never succeed without the right leader and the right people being able to organize and work together in any case.

 

2. Real entrepreneurs are driven by their passion, wantrepreneurs are driven by what they think their passion should be.

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos


All successful entrepreneurs do what they love and love what they do. Failure is pushing an idea you don’t truly believe in, being knowledgeable and passionate about your business is what makes it a successful sell.

3. Entrepreneurs don’t let failures stop them while wantrepreneurs easily get discouraged

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”-Steve Jobs

Entrepreneurs carry on, learn from their mistakes and work it off. Thomas Edison kept working on discovering the light bulb after failing 1,000 times. Wantrepreneurs get discouraged and stop altogether.

4.. Entrepreneurs keep moving while wantrepreneurs keep complaining

 “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”-Guy Kawasaki

Entrepreneurs make things happen, no matter how small a step forward it is. Wantrepreneurs are always looking for excuses and complain when it gets hard to get going.

 

5. Real entrepreneurs embrace and learn from failure, wantrepreneurs are defeated by it.

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”– Bill Gates

Every entrepreneur meets failure at some point, but it’s what happens after that separates the real from the fake. After all the time, energy, and money spent, learning from why you failed and being better off is the key to meeting success later on.


6. The business goal of a wantrepreneur is the money, an entrepreneur’s goal is to be the best.
“Money is the trophy you get from doing the job well.” – Freeway Rick Ross


Becoming an entrepreneur with the mind to make lots of money often leads to failure. Success isn’t about getting rich, it’s about being the best at what you do, and wealth always follows the best.

7. Entrepreneurs work hard for the business while wantrepreneurs work hard for their image

  “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”-Thomas Edison

 

Entrepreneurs work hard to make their business a success. They’re too busy with working to worry about what other people think about them. Wantrepreneurs don’t have the patience to work on the business. They look for shortcuts and prefer to spend their time making people think they are already a success.

8. Entrepreneurs adapt to changes quickly while wantrepreneurs call for meetings

When there are changes in the business environment, entrepreneurs are able to act quickly to adapt, and often times finding opportunities in the change, whether it is a better way of doing something or tapping a previously unknown market. Wantrepreneurs are often shaken by change and are too busy discussing every little aspect of a change during meetings to adjust on the changes. Therefore they are often left behind

9. Entrepreneurs are risk-takers while wantrepreneurs are risk-averse

 “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”-Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

The business world is tough and only a handful survive the cutthroat arena. Entrepreneurs are not afraid to risk their funds, image, or business because they believe in their business, their product. They know the risks involved and yet they put out. Wantrepreneurs would rather bet on a sure thing.

10. Entrepreneurs innovate while wantrepreneurs procrastinate.

“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder

Entrepreneurs don’t wait for the perfect idea to come to their mind. They know it doesn’t have to be original or unique to make it successful. Often the best idea is seeing the gap or the need to improve on what already exists. And a lot of successful businesses started with the entrepreneur needing something he/she couldn’t find anywhere.

Wantrepreneurs, on the other hand, obsess about finding the right idea or the next big trend that will get them rich quickly.



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.   

Technology serving humans-(A new “drinkable book” has pages that turn raw sewage into drinking water)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Technology has once again helped us towards the right path in solving our human worldly problems what we face on daily basis.It does provide us with the fact that there are abundant opportunities for us human species to exploit the technological growth for the betterment of us humans in every way we can.Please read below for the amazing milestone:

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As many as 358 million people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have reliable access to drinking water. Now, researchers have come up with a book on water safety whose pages can be used to filter water.

Trials done in 25 contaminated water sites in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Haiti, and Bangladesh showed the book, which contains tiny particles of copper and silver, could eliminate over 99% of bacteria, according to results of the project unveiled at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting that began yesterday (Aug. 16th).



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Teri Dankovich, from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, who has been leading the research on what she calls “the drinkable book” said in one trial, they tested a ditch contaminated with sewage that contained millions of bacteria. “Even with highly contaminated water sources like that one, we can achieve 99.9% purity with our silver-and copper-nanoparticle paper, bringing bacteria levels comparable to those of US drinking water,” she said.

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Each page is embedded with silver and copper nano-particles. The pages contain instructions in English and the local language; water is poured and filtered through the pages themselves. One page can purify up to 100 liters (about 26 gallons) of water and one book can supply one person’s drinking water needs for about four years, the researchers said.

The researchers currently make the books by hand themselves—but are now looking to ramp up production and send the books to local communities.



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.  

What is the Internet of Everything (IoE)-$19 Trillion Opportunity

by  Peter Diamandis

$19 Trillion Opportunity

Every month I hold a webinar for my Abundance 360 executive mastermind members that focuses on different exponential technologies impacting billion-person problems.

This week I interviewed Padma Warrior, CTO and Chief Strategist of Cisco, to discuss the Internet of Everything (IOE).

Padma is a brilliant and visionary person, one of the most important female leaders of this decade.

She first got my attention when she quoted a recent Cisco study placing the value of IoE as a $19 trillion opportunity.

This blog is about how you can tap into that $19 Trillion.

What is the Internet of Everything (IoE)?

The Internet of Everything describes the networked connections between devices, people, processes and data.

By 2020, the IoE has the potential to connect 50 billion people, devices and things.

In the next 10 years, Cisco is projecting IoE will generate $19 trillion of value – $14 trillion from the private sector, and $5 trillion from governments and public sectors (initiatives like smart cities and infrastructure).

Imagine a Connected World

Let me try to paint an IoE picture for you.

Imagine a world in which everything is connected and packed with sensors.

50+ billion connected devices, loaded with a dozen or more sensors, will create a trillion-sensor ecosystem.

These devices will create what I call a state of perfect knowledge, where we’ll be able to know what we want, where we want, when we want.

Combined with the power of data mining and machine learning, the value that you can create and the capabilities you will have as an individual and as a business will be extraordinary.

Here are a few basic examples to get you thinking:

Retail: Beyond knowing what you purchased, stores will monitor your eye gaze, knowing what you glanced at… what you picked up and considered, and put back on the shelf. Dynamic pricing will entice you to pick it up again.

City Traffic: Cars looking for parking cause 40% of traffic in city centers. Parking sensors will tell your car where to find an open spot.

Lighting: Streetlights and house lights will only turn on when you’re nearby.

Vineyards/Farming: Today IoE enables winemakers to monitor the exact condition (temperature, humidity, sun) of every vine and recommend optimal harvest times. IoE can follow details of fermentation and even assure perfect handling through distribution and sale to the consumer at the wine store.

Dynamic pricing: In the future, everything has dynamic pricing where supply and demand drives pricing. Uber already knows when demand is high, or when I’m stuck miles from my house, and can charge more as a result.

Transportation: Self-driving cars and IoE will make ALL traffic a thing of the past.

Healthcare: You will be the CEO of your own health. Wearables will be tracking your vitals constantly, allowing you and others to make better health decisions.

Banking/Insurance: Research shows that if you exercise and eat healthy, you’re more likely to repay your loan. Imagine a variable interest rate (or lower insurance rate) depending on exercise patterns and eating habits?

Forests: With connected sensors placed on trees, you can make urban forests healthier and better able to withstand – and even take advantage of – the effects of climate change.

Office Furniture: Software and sensors embedded in office furniture are being used to improve office productivity, ergonomics and employee health.

Invisibles: Forget wearables, the next big thing is sensor-based technology that you can’t see, whether they are in jewelry, attached to the skin like a bandage, or perhaps even embedded under the skin or inside the body. By 2017, 30% of wearables will be “unobtrusive to the naked eye,” according to market researcher Gartner.

The Biggest Business Opportunities Will Be in Making Systems More Efficient

The Internet of Everything will become the nervous system of the human economy.

Entrepreneurs who capitalize on this will drive massive value and enable better decisions and reduce inefficiencies.

If you are an entrepreneur or running a business, you need to do two key things:

1. Digitize: Determine which of your processes are not yet digitized and find a way to digitize them. Then, collect data and analyze that data. Go from your old-style manual process (or data collection system) to an autonomous digital version.

2: Skate to the Puck: Have a brainstorm with the smartest members of your team (or find some local Singularity University alumni to join you) and ask yourselves the following questions:

a. What kind of sensors will exist in 3 years’ time, and what kind of data could we be collecting?

b. In three years, which of our “things” will be connected and joining the Internet of Everything? With the answers to these two basic questions, come up with the business opportunities that will exist in three years… and begin developing the business models, developing the software and planning out your domination.

This is the sort of content and conversations we discuss at my 250-person executive mastermind group called Abundance 360. 

We are living toward incredible times where the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing.

 

Peter DiamendisDr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.

In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight.  Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.

Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan.  He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.

 

 

Nicholas Negroponte: Internet Access is a Human Right

 

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Nicholas Negroponte: Internet Access is a Human Right

What constitutes a human right?

Abstractly, a human right is one that is inherent and inalienable to all human beings. They are the elements of social life any individual should reasonably expect to be granted solely for the fact that they are alive. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there exist thirty such elements ranging from the Right to Equality to Freedom of Religion to the Right to Rest and Leisure. Some are more abstract than others, some more integral to survival than the rest. Near the end of the list is the Right to Education, which is the focus of Big Think expertNicholas Negroponte’s recent interview, featured today on this site and embedded below:

      

       

You’ll notice that Negroponte employs the transitive property to include an addendum to the Right to Education. In the 21st century access to the internet is inextricably linked to a proper, thorough education. Therefore the internet is, or should be considered, a human right:

“And Internet access is such a fundamental part of learning that by extension it is almost certainly a human right and within a very short period of time it will be particularly because of those who don’t have schools, those who have to do their learning on their own. And for them Internet access is access to other people. It’s not so much the knowledge. It’s not the Wikipedia but it’s the connection to others, particularly kids to other kids – peer to peer learning. So yes, Internet access will be a human right. At the moment it’s edging up to it and probably not everybody agrees but they will shortly.”

It’s a fascinating argument that would no doubt ruffle the feathers of those who believe a list of essential human rights should be kept brief to preserve its magnitude. But if the avenue to self-betterment is one that mustn’t ever be obstructed, certainly the internet resides there. Negroponte goes on to propose and posit various ways to help people living in remote parts of the world obtain web access by way of geostationary satellites. It would “only” cost a couple billion dollars, which sounds like a lot but Negroponte tosses out the argument that it’s less than what the world routinely wastes for more selfish endeavors. If the U.N. is really that dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights, they may want to look into Negroponte’s altruistic proposal.

 

Elon Musk Gives Tesla’s Patents to Open Source Movement

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In an exciting development for electric cars, Elon Musk, the C.E.O. of Tesla Motors, has announced on the company’s blog that he’s making all of Telsa’s patents public in the spirit of innovation.

Musk writes:

Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.

His other motivation is climate change:

Apple Goes Behind The Scenes Of Its New Spaceship Campus

Buster Hein (10:57 am PDT, Apr 21st)

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Apple Goes Behind The Scenes Of Its New Spaceship Campus [Video]
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Buster Hein (10:57 am PDT, Apr 21st)
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A video detailing the creation of Apple Campus 2 was released this morning featuring glimpses of the Spaceship’s architectural achievements in natural ventilation, renewable energy, trees regrowth, and other revolutionary tech that’s will make it one of the best office buildings in the world.
The video also features interviews of the people behind the campus, like architect Norman Foster, who tells the story of how Steve Jobs recruited him for the job of building Apple Campus 2 and how the project didn’t start as a circular building but grew into that as the intensive project progressed.
Check out the video below, before Apple takes it down: