Category Archives: GooDoes!

Food for senses!

Leonard Bernstein discusses several aspects of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony. He also provides some of the original sketches that Beethoven had considered putting into the Symphony.




Philosophers, futurists, authors, writers and even an American president are calling for a rethink of how modern society works or, more to the point, why it doesn’t seem to work. This video provides an overview of what has gone wrong and what needs to be done to create a different type of society.


“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela”

A tribute to an Angel of Mercy – Angelina Jolie – UN Goodwill Ambassador and recipient of the 2003 Citizen of the World Award. I’ve been wanting to do one honoring Angie’s humanitarian efforts and I finally did. 
Thanks to all those wonderful AJ fans who have shared videos & pics that helped make this video montage possible.

Screaming Angie – YOU ROCK!!!
Music: Celine Dion “Prayer”

What an amazing guy!

Fifteen-year-old Jack Andraka wins the top award at Intel ISEF 2012 for his creation of a new, non-invasive method to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

What an amazing guy! A role modeling ditto. Analysing a problem and then dedicating his time to find a solution! A pride for humanity!

RSA Animate – The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Taken from a lecture given by Jeremy Rifkin as part of the RSA’s free public events programme.
Watch the full lecture here:…

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Produced and edited by Abi Stephenson, RSA. Animation by Cognitive Media.


Watch the video below to see what she has to say about building a culture of coding in Palestine, and ensuring that women get involved in the tech scene in Palestine.

Rasha Hussein is one of the Arab world’s women entrepreneurs to watch. She’s won “Most Innovative” in the Udacity HTML 5 Game Development Contest, for an augmented-reality mobile game called Coin Run, and is now launching a coding community in Ramallah.

Rasha Hussein is one of the Arab world’s women entrepreneurs to watch. The first time I met her, she was leading a room full of tech geeks towards the completion of the first Startup Weekend in Palestine, as one of the co-founders of Bazinga Ramallah.

She hasn’t stopped leading since. Last night, she won “Most Innovative” in the Udacity HTML 5 Game Development Contest, for an augmented-reality mobile game called Coin Run, which works like Google’s Ingress, asking players to run around their city and unlock specific locations to gain territory.

After graduating from Birzeit University this year, she’s continued her education online, taking courses on Udacity’s massive open online courseware platform. She’s now applied to Fast Forward, Palestine’s first tech startup accelerator, to continue developing to game, and is now pioneering a new coding meetup in Ramallah, starting with her female friends who code.


Get Turned On!

Warren Buffett’s Advice on How to Be Happy: Get Turned On

Lacy O’Toole | CNBC
Warren Buffett at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

Warren Buffett has some advice for young people on how to be happy, and it has nothing to do with having billions of dollars.

During today’s Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholers meeting in Omaha, 82-year-old Buffett and his 89-year-old business partner Charlie Munger were asked by a 30-year-old what advice they would give if they could communicate with themselves when they were 50 years younger.

Here’s their response:

MUNGER: We’re basically so old-fashioned that we’re boringly trite. We think you ought to keep plugging along, and stay rational, and stay energetic. Just all the old virtues still work.

BUFFETT: But find what turns you on.

MUNGER: Yeah, you have to work where you’re turned on. I don’t know about Warren, but I’ve never succeeded to any great extent in something I didn’t like doing.

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Warren Buffett is interviewed by CNBC’s Becky Quick in 2011 in front of a mock-up of the Buffett family grocery store in Omaha where he worked as a child.

BUFFETT: Charlie and I both started in the same grocery store and neither one of us are in the grocery business.

MUNGER: We were not going to be promoted either, even though you had the family name. (Laughter.)

BUFFETT: My grandfather was right, too. If you’re lucky, and Charlie and I were lucky in this respect. Well, we were lucky to be in this country to start with. But we found things we like to do very early in life and then we pushed very hard in doing those thing. But we were enjoying it while we did it. We had had so much fun running Berkshire it’s almost sinful. But we were lucky. My dad happened to be in a business (he was a stockbroker) that he didn’t find very interesting but I found very interesting. So when I would go down on Saturday there were a lot of books to read. You know, it just flowed from a very early age. And Charlie found …

MUNGER: You’ve found a way to atone for your sins for having so much fun, you’re giving all the money back .

BUFFETT: Yeah, but you give it all back whether you want to or not in the end. (Laughter.)