“The Adaptable Mind” by Tiffany Shlain

mindGifted filmmaker Tiffany Shlain has done it again with “The Adaptable Mind,” an elegant, informative, and inspiring 11-minute video about five skills that make the human brain uniquely … well, human! 

After viewing Tiffany’s engrossing video below, ask yourself the following questions:

1. How can I use one or more of these “adaptable mind” skills anytime I teach other human beings, regardless of their ages (kids or adults), levels of education, past experiences, or skill levels? 

2. If I teach in formal learning environments such as face-to-face or virtual classrooms, webinars, or self-study courses, how can I design my content to include one or more of these five skills?

3. What are three ways I can share this information with colleagues and those I teach, train, or instruct?

4. Is there a specific problem I can solve using these five crucial skills? If yes, how can I take the first step?

5. How can I make a difference to the “adaptable minds” I meet everyday in my personal and professional lives?

Note: To view in full screen, click on the “play” arrow key in the middle of the video, then click on the bottom right icon when it appears on the screen.

 The Adaptable Mind by Tiffany Shlain

I featured another of Tiffany’s excellent videos in my blog post titled “Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks” by Tiffany Shlain.  Tiffany is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and the founder of Let It Ripple, The company’s mission is to invite conversations and collaboration around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives.


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  • You’re welcome, Tom. Glad you enjoyed Tiffany Shlain’s wonderful video 🙂 Sharon

  • “If you don’t take initiative, your ideas will float into a sea of billions of thoughts being generated around you every day”. So true! Another great reminder to focus on the essential things of today and take action. Thank you.

  • You are TOO cute, Ms. MJ 🙂 Thanks for the comment and “play on words” – glad you liked the video! Your buddy – “Shar-on” 🙂

  • Sharon, another wonderful resource – thanks for “shar-ing.”

Thank you for reading!