1. 5 Steps to Fix Any Problem at Work | Anne Morriss | TED
  2. TedTalk Podcast – Frances Frei’s Three Pillars of Leadership
  3. Piers Morgan vs Noam Chomsky | The Full Interview
  4. The Value of Understanding the Cycles of History to Deal with Today and What’s Next | Ray Dalio
  5. How The Economic Machine Works | Ray Dalio
  6. The Value Crisis | Andrew Welch

5 Steps to Fix Any Problem at Work | Anne Morriss | TED

In a practical, playful talk, leadership visionary Anne Morriss reinvents the playbook for how to lead through change — with a radical, one-week plan to build trust and fix problems by following a step per day.

TedTalk Podcast – Frances Frei’s Three Pillars of LeadershipNovember 2019

A professor at Harvard Business School and expert in work culture, Frei goes into companies like WeWork and Uber with the goal of turning toxic environments into healthy, inclusive spaces. She shares why authenticity, logic and empathy are the most vital skills an employee can have – and how the measure of a true leader can be seen not just in their presence, but in their absence, too.

Piers Morgan vs Noam Chomsky | The Full Interview – June 5, 2023

Piers Morgan Uncensored is joined by American linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky to discuss the current state of the world, the threat of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Ukraine vs Russia conflict, the attack on free speech within western societies, Donald Trump re-running for President and much more.

I first learned and read about Noam Chomsky (born in 1928) in the Spring of 1971 as I was completing my last year of high school. I still have countless audio recordings, digitally saved, of Chomsky interviews and presentations covering the last 50 odd years. He influenced me then and he continues to impress me with his broad knowledge and understanding, wisdom, straight forward style and his immeasurable societal contributions, etc. He’ll be 95 this December and he remains sharp, passionate and of sound mind. You may or may not agree with everything he says, though I think it’s worth a 37 minute listen, irrespective of your own viewpoint(s). If nothing else, it’s thought-provoking.

As a side note, I resized and loaded the video here so as to avoid the commercials and other usual YouTube distractions. Although I’m not usually a fan of Piers Morgan, I think this is one of his better and obviously more respectful interviewing efforts (for my taste).

The Value of Understanding the Cycles of History to Deal with Today and What’s Next | Ray Dalio

Looking around today, it’s pretty obvious the world is changing. To help me understand what’s happening, I looked back at history and saw the same patterns happen again and again. I’m now releasing this study in a new book, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, available now. In this book, I examine the lessons of the past, present my model for how the world works and explain what has driven the successes and failures of countries throughout history. Most importantly, the book explains where we are and where we’re headed and contains lessons for today’s economic, political and policy environment.

How The Economic Machine Works

Economics 101 — “How the Economic Machine Works.” Created by Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, “How does the economy really work?” Based on Dalio’s practical template for understanding the economy, which he developed over the course of his career, the video breaks down economic concepts like credit, deficits and interest rates, allowing viewers to learn the basic driving forces behind the economy, how economic policies work and why economic cycles occur.

The Value Crisis & Our Second Chance – Author Andrew Welch

Do you ever wonder why we resist doing the right thing? Why time and again, we choose economic growth over community well-being, or working endless hours over doing what we love? In The Value Crisis, Andrew Welch offers a unique perspective on these questions. He reveals how the unprecedented dominance of numbers and number-based values in our world has relegated our time-honoured human values to the wayside. This timely book explores human motivations, the power of numbers, and the role of value systems in our everyday lives. Through provocative insights, engaging personal anecdotes, and new theories, The Value Crisis shows us that by getting back to fundamental human values, we might just save our world.

Join Andrew Welch on ‘The Sill’ podcast (, in 2021, for a 3 Part Trilogy on the sequel to The Value Crisis, Our Second Chance:

Part 1TSP148 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch – ‘Our Second Chance’, part 1 of 3 – Universal Basic Income. In part 1 of a 3 part interview, we revisit Andrew’s his first book, The Value Crisis, and explore the soon to be published sequel – Our Second Chance, focusing on universal basic income (UBI), as one example how of a shift in our value system can produce a profound change in the way our society operates.

Part 2 – TSP149 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch – ‘Our Second Chance’, part 2 of 3 – The Gift Economy. In part 2 of a 3 part interview, Andrew returns to uncover the true meaning of a ‘Gift Economy’ and its practical applications to our society. Surprisingly, a society based on a qualitative gift economy, may be the critical next step in our evolution.

Part 3TSP150 – The Undefinable Spirit: Andrew Welch – ‘Our Second Chance’, part 3 of 3 – A New Dawning. In part 3 of a 3 part interview, Andrew Welch joins us in our studio, to talk about the shape of things to come. ‘A New Dawning’ would include radical notions such as alternative currencies (demurrage), new approaches to the electoral process and reexamining the whole idea of ownership.