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  Value and Innovation on the Web

The following series of videos represent a selection of some of the top minds today touching upon topics related to the concept of value and innovation.  There are two primary sources for these videos.  The first is TED (short for Technology, Entertainment and Design), which is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation.  TED conferences profile some of the most innovative and dynamic speakers that are influencing the modern world today within the technology and entertainment industries.  The second source is RSA, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.  This British charity produces some of the most creative and inspiring lecture videos today.  We hope that these video will inspire and educate you in your pursuit of value!

      The Failure of Success – Dr. George Land

The initial development of the VM Job Plan by Larry Miles intentionally separated creative and critical thinking into two distinct phases. Dr. George Land provides an inspirational presentation on the importance of this insight and how creative thinking is actually a skill that we must actively practice and develop.

      Are We in Control of Our Decisions? – Dr. Daniel Ariely

Renowned behavioral economist Dan Ariely provides a fascinating lecture on how our decisions are covertly influenced by the way problems are presented. Cognitive biases affect our ability to make value judgments and this presentation explores the mechanics of these forces and how to raise our awareness of them.

      The Tribes we Lead – Seth Godin

Seth Godin, a noted author and speaker on marketing, change management and communication, explores the notion of "tribes" in the modern world of social networking and the internet. Anyone interested in making change happen should watch this video.

      Life Lessons from an Ad Man – Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland has some very important things to say about the nature of value and its creation. Is there such a thing as intrinsic value or is value something wholly subjective and dependent upon each individual?

      What We Can Learn from Spaghetti Sauce – Malcomn Gladwell

Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness. His talk provides us with some interesting perspectives on the creation of value.

      Where Good Ideas Come From – Steven Johnson

Author Steven Johnson explores the nature of creativity and innovation in this unique video presentation produced by the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA).

      The Secret Powers of Time – Dr. Phillip Zimbardo

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. This interesting video has deep implications about how our perception of time influences how we make value judgments.

      The Story of Value Analysis

The following three videos provide over 45 minutes of interviews with the creator of the Value Methodology, Lawrence (Larry) Miles.  Larry shares with us many anecdotes about his personal journey and his thoughts on value and function.

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This is a collection of audio visual material that the Miles Value Foundation has made available for public use. Professors teaching VA/VE techniques in their courses, students and instructors worldwide are invited to use this material as part of their training. Click here to launch iTunesU.


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