Archive for the ‘TED’ Category

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome (17:33)

An entertaining talk about seeking the joy in the small things.

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between”

I particularly like the part about Rosie Grier and needlepoint


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I selected Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability (20:20) because I seem to recall hearing good things about Brene Brown … and because I’m interested in how fear (most partiularly fear of vulnerability) affects behavior (specifically my own, but I digress).

Wow. That’s a talk I think I want to see again.


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Looking for something short, as I don’t want to be distracted for too long,

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself (3:16)

Interestingly counterintuitive: by telling someone your goal, you make it less likely to happen. I suspect that is situation dependent – telling a friend in casual conversation is a bit different than telling your officemates who will then hold you accountable.


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Somewhere on the intranets – just where I’ve forgotten – I saw this TED talk recommended:

Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep (4:11)

Gotta say – the lady has a point.

Also gotta love the idea of (literally) sleeping your way to the top.

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The Jill and Julia Show (6:18)

I’m in the mood for something funny …

Turns out – not so funny


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I was in the mood for something creative this afternoon, so chose to watch Pilobolus perform “Symbiosis” (13:48).

It was rated jaw-dropping and boy-oh-boy is it. I’m not sure I can imagine the strength it took to make that flow so easily or look so effortless.

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Gary Lauder’s new traffic sign: Take Turns (4:27)

I quick talk – the most ineteresting of which is the cost of poorly signed roads.

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