In a world of information that is constantly vying for our attention it can be easy to miss things or get so far behind that it is no longer worth the effort to keep with it. And I admit I hate reading overly long articles and blog posts where the wrtier takes forever to make their point, which is a probably a result of having reviewed so many 4/5 page resumes. Over the past couple of months though I have fallen in love with the video's from TED (http://www.ted.com/) and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts (http://www.thersa.org/). These short video presentations from some of the top minds in the world in their subject are engaging, interesting and did I mention short. I've found that these 2 sites alone have replaced a number of the websites and blogs that I used to visit as the information is more easily digested here.
Below I have included a sample video from RSAnimate where Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of 21st century enlightenment, how the idea might help us meet the challenges we face today.