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How Understanding Purpose Increases Probability of Success – Jullien Gordon

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In Chapter 6 of 14, motivation teacher Jullien Gordon shares how clarity of purpose, or why you do what you do, increases your commitment and probability of success. Gordon highlights "The Drive" author Daniel Pink's ...

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Exuberance, The Passion for Life

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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, speaks about her book "Exuberance, The Passion for Life" at a conference on teacher wellness organized by the Johns Hopkins Cente...

Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work

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Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.

Talks at Google: Eckhart Tolle in Conversation with Bradley Horowitz

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Eckhart Tolle stops by Google for a fireside chat with Bradley Horowitz. The subject is: "Living with Meaning, Purpose and Wisdom in the Digital Age."

Why to Wait Before Making an Emotional Decision – Simon Sinek

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In Chapter 6 of 20 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and leadership expert Simon Sinek shares how he manages his emotions when making decisions. In short, Sinek takes a pause to...

Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes

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Terry Moore found out he'd been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. (Historical note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from...

What makes a hero? – Matthew Winkler

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What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step t...

Clifford Stoll: The call to learn

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Clifford Stoll could talk about the atmosphere of Jupiter. Or hunting KGB hackers. Or Klein bottles, computers in classrooms, the future. But he's not going to. Which is fine, because it would be criminal to confine a...

What to Consider When Asking for Help Making a Big Decision – Phil McKenzie

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In Chapter 12 of 13, media and publishing entrepreneur Phil McKenzie shares his approach to seeking counsel and advice on difficult decisions. McKenzie finds value both in independent decision making and in accessing ...

Jason Silva: Optimism is a Self-Amplifying Feedback Loop

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Filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva explains his belief in the self-reinforcing power of optimism.

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