Grant Gochnauer: Awesome Humans — Issue #90

Awesome Human

Top 8 Things I Learned at TED 2017

One of the best links in this issue:

Didn’t get a chance to watch all the TED 2017 videos? Here is a great summary of the best talks from TED 2017. Robots, AI, Coaching & Continuous Improvement, Face to face contact improves your health, helping others less fortunate, and much more!

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Why Some People Are Born to Worry — 
 How do early-life traumas get under our skin? A researcher details his quest for the stress-causing mechanism

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The Best Jobs for Your Personality Type —

“Recognizing what type of personality you have is incredibly helpful in determining just what it is you should be doing with your life.

I found this recent study on the impact of personality on career achievement really interesting. While you very well could get involved in any career you choose, it’s important to realize that your personality type greatly influences your professional success and happiness on that path.”

Healthy Human

High levels of exercise linked to nine years of less aging at the cellular level: New research shows a major advantage for those who are highly active

“Despite their best efforts, no scientist has ever come close to stopping humans from aging. Even anti-aging creams can’t stop Old Father Time. But new research reveals you may be able to slow one type of aging — the kind that happens inside your cells. As long as you’re willing to sweat.”

Human Builders

The meaning of life in a world without work 
 As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose


Steve Blank Innovation, Change and the Rest of Your Life —

I’ve been asked to talk today about the future of Innovation — typically that involves giving you a list of hot technologies to pay attention to — technologies like machine learning. The applications that will pour of this just one technology will transform every industry — from autonomous vehicles to automated radiology/oncology diagnostics. Equally transformative on the life science side, CRISPR and CAS enable rapid editing of the genome, and that will change life sciences as radically as machine intelligence. The future of innovation is really about seven changes that have made innovation itself possible in a way that never existed before.


The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions —

“To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems”

Gallup impact of employee engagement

Improving the Performance Management Process according to Gallup —

“How do you improve the performance management process? We share takeaways from Gallup’s study + data from other key sources to help you make good decisions”

Future Humans


What humans will look like in 1,000 years —

Curious to know? Take a look at what intelligent design could mean for us.

The discovery of alien life may be close. How will religion survive it?

“Encounters with new worlds and new life will present religions with the ultimate theological conundrum. But they will adapt, as they have done before”

One More Thing


America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People —

“A new book by economist Peter Temin finds that the U.S. is no longer one country, but dividing into two separate economic and political worlds”