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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:24 AM

Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland's financial crash

http://www.ted.com/talks/halla_tomasdottir.html

Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 traditionally "feminine" values to financial services. At TEDWomen, she talks about these values and the importance of balance.

Halla Tomasdottir, co-founder of Audur Capital financial services, has been instrumental in rebuilding Icelandís economy since its collapse in 2008. Her passion is releasing the incredible economic potential of womenís ways of doing business
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btw. TED tv is wonderful. It is packed with jewels of knowledge and innovations and thinking people. Just awesome.

I used to get it on Netflix but the subscription my xBox had (we got it from a friend and not direct store bought and there was a Micro Gold Membershp attached to it for a while, now it is expired). Microsoft xBox is the only console that you have to pay extra to get things like Netflix. That isn't so for Wii and Playstation and others. Fuck you Microsoft. We will be getting a RoKu box or something similar to reinstate Netflix but we sure ain't paying Micro those extra dollars a year.

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Reply Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland's financial crash (Original post)
Whisp Feb 2013 OP
niyad Feb 2013 #1
sabrina 1 Feb 2013 #2
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #3
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #4
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #5
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #6
dogknob Feb 2013 #7
savebigbird Feb 2013 #8
Whisp Feb 2013 #9
savebigbird Feb 2013 #11
Whisp Feb 2013 #12
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #10
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #13
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #14

Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:30 AM

1. k and r and bookmarking to watch later. thank you.,

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:36 AM

2. I agree with you re Ted TV and wish I could get it also.

Thanks for the link which I will watch later.

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:42 AM

3. Iceland has shown the world how to deal with the global banking system.

 

Too bad our governments are wholly owned subsidiaries of said system.

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:29 PM

4. This is exellent! Thank you so much for posting!

Iceland has so much to teach the world.

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:31 PM

5. K&R

This is great! Thank you again for posting!

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:42 PM

6. +10.000

Keeping this kicked. It is a great video!

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:07 PM

7. Thanks for that. I feel better.

See?

(that's me, feeling better)

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:14 PM

8. I love TED!!! n/t

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Response to savebigbird (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:23 PM

9. I find it absolutely mesmerizing - some of the speakers and subjects.

It's what T.V. is meant to be, to have such quality shows like this.

But what do we get instead of exciting our minds and curiosity? Hillbilly Handfishing and Desparate Wives of Podunk.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:12 PM

11. What has been your favorite TED talk so far?

Mine was Pamela Meyer's "How to Spot a Liar."

I'm always looking for new ones to check out.

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Response to savebigbird (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:21 PM

12. There are many but this one

is the first I recalled when you asked that question.

I forget what the scientists name (sorry! but I think a google could probably find him) was but he was researching into phantom limbs and for many, phantom limbs mean pain in that area that isn't really there! It depends on what your nerves were doing when that amputation/accident happened - is what I think he said. So if you were in a tense situation then your phantom is forever 'clenched' so you experience pain and discomfort from that in your nonexistence appendage because your brain is not reading things correctly.

This doctor played around with how to help these people and came up with the idea of 'fooling the brain' into thinking the amputated arm was actually and physically present by using a mirror. The brain reconnects with that limb once again by repeated simple exercises like picking up an item with your good arm/hand but looking in the mirror so it appears the amputated limb is doing that and eventually the brain believes this and the pain disappears.

I probably have make many errors in this retell but that is the gist of what I recall. I was so astounded by this, so grateful for these wonderful minds and how they come up with such great solutions to things.

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:07 PM

10. K&R! nt

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:11 PM

13. Kick! Eveyone should see this!

It's a great video!

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:32 PM

14. Kick again. We could learn something from Iceland.

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