The Counterfear Toolbox: Video Tools

 

This page contains all of the Resources tagged as "videos."  There is a whole variety of stuff here, but it is all meant to serve as a Counterfear Tool in some capacity or other.  There are a few music videos, but only if the video content appears relevant to the mission.  You will also find talks, inspiration, big speeches, other neat stuff, and science. 

There is always something viral and hilarious on the YouTube, so I trust that you will know that that is always a great counterfear tool.  If you need a laugh and you're new to, like, The Internet, try combining the technical search terms "hilarious" + "cat".  It is important to get comfortable prior to any YouTube-ing; it can lead to hours of distraction.  It may be just the thing you need, though.

TED Talks are another great source for video inspiration.  I may link to a few talks, but there's no point in re-posting a ton of fabulous material.  Check out TED.com or a smaller, local TEDx near you for more.

If you prefer to use search buttons to aid in your quest, go to the Counterfear Resources page and use the tag topic buttons.  Links are resources not endorsements.

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BOOK: Half the Sky, by Kristof & WuDunn

"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The parent website at the link has a number of video and other resources as well. 

The site linked above says, "Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential."  For this reason, items tagged "half the sky" on http://counterfear.com/ reference women, girls, and related topics.  #HalfTheSky

BOOK: Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, M.D.

Check out this book by Eben Alexander, M.D., "Proof of Heaven:  A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife."  Videos also available on the author's website.

MOVIE: The Lego Movie

The link is to the official trailer for this movie.  I was not expecting this to be probably the most profound movie I've ever seen - well beyond something like Star Wars (all seven) meets The Matrix (the first one).  Also hilarious.  Awesome #Team stuff.  #Life.  #Parenting.  #Spirituality.  #Vision.  #Dreaming.  #Realizing.  And of course, "Everything is Awesome."

MUSIC: Copperhead Road, by Steve Earle

Some roots go so deep that they're unexplainable.  Ties that bind.  This song is posted in honor of those - they are our anchors.

MUSIC: Craig Ferguson Teaches Yodeling

Quality programming from CBS' Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  2:08 min.

MUSIC: Craig Ferguson Will Melt With you

Craig and company sync to "I Will Melt With You," by Modern English, on CBS' Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

MUSIC: Everything is Awesome - from The Lego Movie

Theme song from The Lego Movie.  Intro lyrics from Google Play:  "Everything is awesome / Everything is cool when you're part of a team / Everything is awesome when we're living our dream / Everything is better when we stick together / Side by side, you and I gonna win forever, let's party forever / We're the same, I'm like you, you're like me, we're all working in harmony..."

MUSIC: Feel So Close - Calvin Harris

"Feel so close" - Calvin Harris.  "I feel so close to you right now."  If you are looking for a video of community and neighbors and fun and people taking care of each other, this is hard to beat.  Fantastic.  I learned of this video when I friend I was rooming with at an amazing convention woke up with the lyrics in her head.  We Googled it, and this came up.  We should have expected nothing less.

MUSIC: Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti & ...

Fantastic music & community/neighbor/people video.  Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Say Hey (I Love You)."  Try dancing around to this one for a while.  If you need an extra laugh on top of all this happiness, try "Craig Ferguson Says Hey! I Love you!"  There may be puppets.  Just saying.

MUSIC: Thrift Shop, by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Thrift Shop (featuring Wanz) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  NOT CENSORED

MUSIC: Wonderful Night - on Craig Ferguson

This here is the version of "Wonderful Night" by Fatboy Slim, as shown on CBS' Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  Hilarious.  Maybe not for kiddos.

VIDEO: Holocaust Survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan lecture based on her book "Four Perfect Pebbles" - at Bradley University, Michel Student Center, Marty Theater, Peoria, IL.

VIDEO: Realm of Your Highest Impact & Risk - TEDx

"Quad4: Realm of Your Highest Impact and Highest Risk:" Chris McGoff at TEDxRockCreekPark.  This is a Counterfear Anchorpoint, because it is a rare, short look at what we need to do to solve wicked problems.  

Also check out Chris McGoff's website and book "The PRIMES," another posted Counterfear resource.  The website has videos and a summary of each of the PRIMES.

VIDEO: TED Talks

TED Talks are a great source for video inspiration.  Counterfear.com will link to a few talks, but there's no point in re-posting a ton of fabulous material.  Check out TED.com or a smaller, local TEDx near you for more.

From the site:  "TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).  TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues - in more than 100 languages."  History:  "The first six TED Talks were posted online on June 27, 2006. By September, they had reached more than one million views."  Today, many TED talks are viral, and are a fantastic resource.

VIDEO: The Big Pivot, based on book by same name

Video on "The Big Pivot - Whiteboard Animation," 3:12 min.  Based on book by the same name, by Andrew Winston:  http://www.andrewwinston.com/books/.

VIDEO: The Edge of Disaster, with Stephen Flynn

Excellent video summary of the book, posted 3/2011: "Author and leading security expert Stephen Flynn discusses The Edge of Disaster Rebuilding a Resilient Nation with Patricia Gras on a HoustonPBS the Connection Special. Are we vulnerable to disaster, terrorism or acts of God? Is America living on borrowed time? His book is a wake up call demanding that we shake off our denial and sense of helplessness and start preparing immediately for a safer future."  See Counterfear Toolbox book resource link for book reviews.

VIDEO: The Resilient Enterprise, with Yossi Sheffi

"The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage," with Yossi Sheffi, recorded 11/2005.  Sound is a little wonky partway through but improves through end.  See Yossi Sheffi blog at MIT here.

From the video post summary:  "Yossi Sheffi fires a shot across the bow of business owners who, even after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, still have not assessed their organizations’ vulnerability to catastrophe. Sheffi piles on examples of organizations that simply did not have the appropriate mechanisms in place when disaster struck or evolved undetected."  Also see book by the same name.

VIDEO: The Tribes We Lead - Seth Godin

This TED talk by Seth Godin is one of the classics.  From the video summary:  In "The Tribes We Lead," "Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so."

Check out Seth's Godin's blog here; it is the only blog I read every day.  Also posted as a resource.

VIDEO: Why Societies Collapse - Jared Diamond

From the TED blurb:  "Why do societies fail? With lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter Island and present-day Montana, Jared Diamond talks about the signs that collapse is near, and how - if we see it in time - we can prevent it."

VIDEO: YouTube

There is always something viral and funny on the YouTube; it is a great counterfear tool.  If you need a laugh and you're new to The Internet, try searching YouTube for "hilarious" + "cat".  YouTube is a great source for a million other resources - from movies to training to inspiration.