Continuous Learning

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.

Barry Schwartz

The paradox of choice:

Sir Ken Robinson

Do Schools Kill Creativity

Bring on the Learning Revolution

Hans Rosling

No more boring data

The magic washing machine

Elisabeth Gilbert

A new way to think about creativity

Derek Silvers

Keep your goals to yourself

How to start a movement

Malcolm Gladwell

What we can learn from spaghetti sauce:

Tony Robbins

Why we do what we do:

Richard St. John

Secrets of success in 8 words and 3 minutes:

Simon Sinek

How great leaders inspire action:

Daniel Pink

The surprising science of motivation: