The RSA Shorts series provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA public events programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world. It responds to the ever-increasing need for new ideas and inspiration in our busy lives and acts as a jolt of 'mental espresso' that will awaken the curiosity in all of us.
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RSA Shorts – Brene Brown on Blame
You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to our most watched RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brene Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.
RSA Shorts – George the Poet on Climate Change
What will it take to make us act on climate change? Why can’t we overcome our collective inertia? We commissioned BRIT-nominated George the Poet to write a brand-new piece to awaken us from our toxic slumbers. Illustrated by cult-favourite Katie Halil (AKA @WhatKatieDrew).
RSA Shorts - What Do We Need to Know?
What should we teach our children, and what important information should all adults have at their disposal? Legendary QI producer John Lloyd turns his curiosity to knowledge itself, and questions whether intelligence is really all it's cracked up to be.
RSA Shorts - The Power to Create
The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, offers a vision for the future - a world where every individual has the freedom and opportunity to develop their unique capabilities to the full.
RSA Shorts – Anyone Can Change the World
What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important to strive to make a difference.
RSA Shorts - Growth is Not Enough
Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.
RSA Shorts – The ABCs of Persuasion
Bestselling author Dan Pink shows us how to influence others more effectively; it’s as simple as A-B-C. Whether we're employees pitching to our bosses, parents and teachers cajoling kids, or politicians presenting new policies, we can all improve the way we persuade others.