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In the Himalayan snow, just below Mount Everest, a group of people battle against frostbite, starvation and death by exposure. They are Tibetans trying to march to their freedom in India, leaving the Chinese oppression of their country behind them.
This film was first broadcast: 28 Mar 1995
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most important thing you should know about history?
This question is not easy to answer. Learning is about three things. First, we need to recognize that knowledge is the power of learning. We must also recognize the fact that knowledge is cumulative. The third is to be aware of how quickly knowledge can change.
Knowledge is power. Because it empowers people to make better decisions. If we had all the information, it wouldn't be difficult to make decisions. We would always do what is best for us, and not worry about whether it was wrong or right.
Knowledge, although it is power, is also cumulative. This means that knowledge is not only powerful, but also cumulative. As time passes, we get smarter and smarter. Knowledge accumulates.
Let's now look at the third. Knowledge isn't static. Knowledge is constantly evolving. Scientists learn new facts and theories every day. Discoveries are made all the time.
Our culture is particularly dependent upon technology which allows us to access knowledge instantly. It is possible to store large amounts of data digitally and share it with millions of people around the world.
In addition to technology, globalization has changed the way we view knowledge. Globalization is the process by which ideas and products spread across borders. Because of globalization, knowledge is now accessible everywhere.
The internet enables anyone to access information anywhere in the world. Anybody can access the internet to read, watch movies, listen and play music, as well as surf the net. All of these activities require knowledge.
While knowledge is becoming increasingly accessible, it is also becoming more specialized. Today, there are thousands of websites providing advice on topics such a health, finance, business and cooking. These websites offer information on almost every topic you can think of.
If you want to buy a car online, however, you will likely only find a few dozen websites that provide automotive-related services. Instead of thousands of sites covering every possible topic, there will be only a handful of sites that are focused on cars.
Experts in particular fields have the ability to share and create value. This is why experts in these areas are so popular. Experts are often experts in a specific field. Experts can also produce content of high quality that is targeted to their particular audience.
Because consumers don't need to scroll through endless amounts of information, they can focus on a specific niche. Instead, they can focus their attention on a handful of websites with lots of useful content.
Experts also gain from specialization, as they can create strong businesses around the expertise that they have. A person buys a book because he expects that the author is knowledgeable enough about his topic to be able to give a concise and clear explanation. He expects the author to understand his message.
If an expert does not specialize, he risks losing out on potential customers who expect him to be knowledgeable.
You don't have to specialize in one area. Many of us today are specialists in many areas. We might be an accountant, a lawyer, a doctor, or a teacher. It is also possible to be a parent, spouse, friend, or fan.
Experts say it is common to specialize.
So, how do you become a specialist in multiple areas? The answer is simple: practice. You have to put in the time to learn. You can make great progress if you continue to work until people recognize you.
Today, entire industries are dedicated to helping others achieve their goals. Some courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and even schools teach people how to gain knowledge quickly.
What are three things that you can learn from the past?
There are many examples in history of how we can learn from our failures. We can apply them to today's business challenges and turn them into opportunities for growth.
The past teaches us there is always another way. There is always someone out there who thinks outside the box and takes risks that make them stand apart.
History shows that the underdogs are often the ones who win. If you ever feel lost, overwhelmed or stuck, remember the times when the underdog prevailed.
Look to the past and find ways to bring the lessons forward into the future. Learn from the failures and successes of others.
These lessons will help you increase your success rate.
How To Easily Learn From The Victories and Mistakes of Human History?
You don't need to wait for history repeats itself. It takes very little time to learn from the mistakes made by human history. Just make sure you are not repeating them yourself!
It is important to learn from the past and to apply these lessons to your business.
This can be done by reading books about leadership and management strategies, as well as case studies from successful companies that have existed for decades.
By doing this, you can draw inspiration and avoid the same pitfalls they did.
Also, you can find examples of bankrupt businesses. What made them fail? Are there any common themes among these failures? These insights will help you avoid costly mistakes.
Finally, learn about the lives of historical figures like Abraham Lincoln (John D. Rockefeller), Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs), and Elon Musk. They had some of the most impressive resumes in the world, yet none knew how to manage people or run a company. So if you want to learn from their experiences, you need to find out why they made so many mistakes.
Learning from human history's mistakes and victories is simple. Simply spend a few seconds each day reflecting on the successes and failures of the past to find ways to use them today.
What can our failures teach us?
When you make a mistake, don't worry about it too much because it's a learning experience. It's a learning experience that will help you to improve your skills. You can always learn from your mistakes. So don't sweat the small stuff because there's nothing wrong with making mistakes. All of us make mistakes.
While it's possible to feel embarrassed when you make a mistake, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should feel bad. It is how you deal and learn from your mistakes that matters the most. If you let them bother you, they'll eat away at you inside. However, if they are seen as opportunities for growth you will come out the other side stronger.
The best way to overcome a mistake is to acknowledge and move past it. Focus on the next step and don't dwell on the past. Keep moving.
Don't obsess over your mistakes. Instead, learn from your mistakes and look for ways you can improve. Learn from your mistakes to improve your future.
Successful Inventions Created by Accident
Inventors are human. However, how we react to these mistakes will determine whether or not our inventions are great successes.
It is a fact that invention does not happen by accident. Every invention was designed. There are no accidental inventions.
An invention is a deliberate act. Intentionally making something new. It solves a problem. A solution that improves the quality of life.
But the key to a successful invention is understanding that nothing happens accidentally. Instead of trying not to make mistakes, try learning from them.
Invention is not easy. Invention is hard work. It's not a quick fix. It takes time.
That means you must spend a lot of time thinking about problems and ideas. What are people interested in? What do they need?
These are the questions you need to ask. Questions that will help you figure out what kind of product or service you should develop next.
You must let go of all preconceived notions. Don't make assumptions about what people want or need. You have to listen carefully to your customers and potential customers.
It is important to find out what your clients want. Not what they tell you they want.
Once you have identified what they want, the next step is to design a way that you can give it to them. That's where invention begins.
- According to Smithsonian, mailing young James Beagle through postage cost only 15 cents, although his parents paid him $50. (medium.com)
- For example, your chance of survival might go from 10% to 30% in some zones. (lifehacker.com)
- During the Peak of her power, She commanded over 1,800 pirate ships and an estimated 80,000 men. (knownepal.net)
- It is estimated that more than 400,000 workers died; some are said to be buried in the long wall. (knownepal.net)
- According to the wiki Napoleon Bonaparte who led many successful battles during the French revolution and gained popularity as Little Corporal was 1.68 meters long, equivalent to 5 foot 6 inches, which is indeed the average height of men. (knownepal.net)
Accidental discovery of penicillin: A successful invention
How did penicillin develop?
Penicillin was discovered accidentally when Alexander Fleming noticed mold growing on some bacteria cultures he had left out. He believed the mold might kill the bacteria so he set out to find a way that would destroy the mold.
Penicillin was able to kill the mold. Then he discovered that it could also be used to fight bacteria-related infections. Penicillin was a major medical breakthrough. It saved millions of people's lives and revolutionized medicine.
Alexander Fleming did not know at first that his discovery would prove so significant. And neither did anyone else. Penicillin would soon be a powerful antibiotic.
Until after World War II, scientists learned that penicillin worked against bacterial infections. The U.S. Army wanted to know if Dr. Fleming could use penicillin for soldiers suffering from infections with deadly germs. Dr. Fleming accepted the offer.
Penicillin proved to be effective against many kinds of infections. It saved the lives of wounded soldiers in World War II. And it helped doctors save countless lives after the war.
Dr. Fleming never expected his discovery to have such far-reaching effects. He simply wanted to make sure that mold doesn't grow in the bacteria cultures he studied. But he couldn’t see how such an easy experiment would lead to such a simple medical breakthrough.
The truth is, many discoveries every day don't seem to amount to anything special at all. These discoveries are nothing more than experiments, done for no particular purpose.
Look back on history and you'll see that even seemingly minor experiments can make all the difference.
Discoveries that seem to have nothing in common end up being incredibly important. Like penicillin. Or photography. Or electricity. Or even computers.
Invention does not happen simply because someone thinks up a brilliant idea. Because someone has a problem. Then they experiment to solve their problem.
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