For the past couple of years, I've had what might be called an "obsession" with TED and the amazing talks the world's brightest minds share there. I watch a TEDTalk everyday that I'm in the office for lunch as a part of my hopefully life long continuous education. Since each talk is no longer than 20 minutes, the amount of intellectual and motivational gold that can be found on the TEDTalk YouTube Channel is incredible and perfect for the quick lunch and learn.
In an amazing interview with Warren Buffett and Jay-Z (that I detailed yesterday), the discussion of "what advice would you give" led to some great thoughts from the two legends. Mr. Buffett said “The best moat that you can have is your own talent. The markets can’t take that away from you. Neither can competitors or inflation.” This is the kind of truth keeps my curiosity and hunger for knowledge and truth piqued.
As I've gone through over 100 TEDTalks in the past two years worth of lunches, I've taken a ton of notes and incorporated what I learned in a lot of the projects that I've worked on. I've also kept a list of my favorites. On Labor Day, a day that a lot of folks might have a little bit more free time to work with than other days, I thought it would be worthwhile to share them and encourage some on going learning.
Check out my Top 10 speeches and let me know which ones are your favorites in the comments. Also, if you have a favorite, let me know. Would love to keep learning.
The paradox of choice: http://youtu.be/VO6XEQIsCoM
Sir Ken Robinson
Do Schools Kill Creativity http://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY
Bring on the Learning Revolution
No more boring data http://youtu.be/hVimVzgtD6w
The magic washing machine http://youtu.be/BZoKfap4g4w
A new way to think about creativity http://youtu.be/86x-u-tz0MA
Keep your goals to yourself http://youtu.be/NHopJHSlVo4
How to start a movement http://youtu.be/V74AxCqOTvg
What we can learn from spaghetti sauce: http://youtu.be/iIiAAhUeR6Y
Why we do what we do: http://youtu.be/Cpc-t-Uwv1I
Richard St. John
Secrets of success in 8 words and 3 minutes: http://youtu.be/Y6bbMQXQ180
How great leaders inspire action: http://youtu.be/qp0HIF3SfI4
The surprising science of motivation: http://youtu.be/rrkrvAUbU9Y