MIT World™ is a fantastic, free, and informative website sponsored and maintained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is a database of more than 600 videos of from significant public events at MIT. This is a free and open site with on demand videos that a coaching friend of mine pointed out to me and you can go there too. The site is: www.mitworld.mit.edu.
The topical index for the site includes:
- International Affairs
- National Security
- Public Policy
Browsing through the videos, I found several that caught my eye:
- Linda Mason, Chairman of the 1.3 billion dollar Bright Horizons enterprise talking about how she and her husband came to launch and build their business during a tough economic time.
- Timothy Brown, from IDEO talking about “Innovation through Design Thinking”
- “Innovation Leadership during Economic Crisis” by Emmanuel Maceda from Bain and Company
What a rich resource of learning and all so easily available by downloading the videos whenever you are in the mood for a little knowledge or inspiration. Looking through the list, I also saw Thomas Friedman, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.
Here’s how the site describes itself and its mission:
“MIT World™ answers that question by publishing key presentations by the MIT faculty and guest speakers who are shaping the future. These free, on-demand videos, available 24/7 to viewers worldwide, reflect and extend MIT’s educational mission—to provide the best education in science, technology, and related fields—to engaged learners anytime, anywhere.
More a publication of thought leadership, and less a news site, MIT World aims to capture the pulse and excitement of the range of ideas discussed at MIT every day and share them with the world. A growing archive of more than 585 works offers insights on topics ranging from architecture to innovation to technology and sustainability. Cumulatively, these presentations by world-class thinkers and doers map great ideas in the making.”
So, when you need a little brain boost, check it out!
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Barbara Demarest (BarbaraDemarest.com) received her MBA from the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University and her BA from Duke University. After 20 years at the Center for Creative Leadership with executive roles in global marketing, new product development, knowledge management, and fundraing, Barbara launched her own executive coaching practice. She helps executives, entrepreneurs, and individuals in career transition to leverage their ideas and position themselves, their products, and their organizations. Barbara is also the co-author of Getting Your Kid Out of the House and Into a Job. You can find Barbara’s profile on TheCoachingAssocation.com