A TedTalk with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, speak on the creative process and the elusive “creative genius.” “Olé to you nonetheless…”
David Kelley explains through touching anecdotes that there is not a need for opting out of being creative and that people can be very naturally and genuinely inventive.
“Remember when you were a kid and you thought you could do anything?” You still can, and here’s why.
The Eight Secrets of Success, a presentation by Richard St. John. Originally a two hour presentation once given to high school students, cut down to three minutes. It’s worth the time.
Watch Larry Smith’s energetic performance regarding the reasons you will not have a great career. How do you have a great career? How do you stop making excuses? ”I know what you are. You’re afraid to pursue your passion. You’re afraid to look ridiculous. You’re afraid to try. You’re afraid to fail.” And you will, unless…
Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. The idea behind it: If you had one last lecture to give before you died, what would it be? ”We cannot change the cards we were dealt, just how we play the hand.”
Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement speech. ”You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leaves you off the well-worn path.”
“How do we educate our children to take their place in the economies of the 21st century?” A lecture by Sir Ken Robinson on the changing paradigms of our educational system and its ongoing reformation. The wheels are turning. Change is coming.
A long list of failures- all sprouting from some of the most brilliant people in the world. “If you’v never failed, you’ve never lived.”
Footage of breathtaking stunts preformed by Danny MacAskill on his bike. It’s truly amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it.
Additional TED Talks:
“It’s education that’s supposed to take us into the future that we can’t grasp.” Does education do a poor job of this? Ken Robinson explains.
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?”
Martin Seligman talks about psychology — as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want.