1. The millennial, or ‘jilted’ generation make up a quarter of the UK’s population, and yet they are frequently derided as narcissistic, tech-dependent and lazy. But are these epithets fair? They are the first generation to do worse than their parents, and many graduated into a climate of joblessness, extortionate housing costs, and instability. Bestselling leadership expert Simon Sinek explains how we can help millennials become the confident future custodians our society desperately needs.

    Extracted from a free talk given at the RSA in London, 2016. Watch the full talk here: youtu.be/AIkfdhGhxDc or check out a shorter edit of the talk: youtu.be/nvAcQHhCunw

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    Narrator: Simon Sinek, global bestselling author and leadership guru
    Animator: Jocie Juritz (jociejuritz.co.uk/)

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  2. Are you driven by how high you can climb, or how deep your inner character is? Do you obsess over your best selfie angle or your positive impact on the world? Popular New York Times columnist David Brooks argues that meaning and moral value are losing out in a world of ‘me me me’. A witty and powerful look at how we can improve ourselves in the ways that really matter.

    Extracted from a free talk given at the RSA in London, 2015. Watch the talk here: youtu.be/tcyvzjfrT_U

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    Narrator: David Brooks, New York Times columnist
    Animator: Rodolphe Jouxtel

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  3. What does it take to come up with a new idea? In this beautifully illustrated RSA Short, award-winning mathematician Cédric Villani reveals the seven key ingredients that come together to create breakthrough moments in human knowledge and innovation. Watch the full talk (RSA Replay): youtu.be/iEWvTt1EFWs. Watch the edited talk (RSA Spotlight): youtu.be/z9-y12Q5YxA

    Voice: Cedric Villani
    Illustration & animation: Aurelia Lange aurelialange.co.uk/

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  4. What will it take to make us act on climate change? Why can’t we overcome our collective inertia? Intellectually we may ‘get it’, but our behaviour doesn’t always reflect that fact. Searching for a more powerful, emotive way into the problem, 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)

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  5. 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 Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.

    Voice: Dr Brené Brown
    Animation: Katy Davis AKA Gobblynne gobblynne.com

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The RSA Shorts animation 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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