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Today I squeezed an elephant into a bottle. Yesterday I ran ten thousand leagues. Tomorrow I’m going to wrestle a gorilla. That’s my life, but it’s nothing compared to yours.
Is it possible to achieve what you want in life by going through the motions? Make the right moves, press the right buttons, pull the lever and voila, there it is! A successful life. Really?
Sometimes life delivers you a harder blow than usual. You can see it coming, but can’t avoid it. What do you do? It’s time to brace for impact.
It doesn’t have to be the 4th of July for you to declare your independence. Make every day your personal independence day by rejecting limiting beliefs and attitudes. Take charge of your future today:
Ever wondered how to make a viral video? Some make it seem like it’s the marketers’ Holy Grail. If only your campaign could go viral like the Old Spice guy. But how do you do it? In this entertaining talk Kevin Allocca, YouTube’s trends manager, shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral.
People are always asking me why I smile so much. Sometimes they infer that there’s something wrong with it. Sometimes they tell me that it makes them feel good. The truth though is that every time I smile it makes me and whoever I’m with feel great. It even helps me make money. Here are 3 of the reasons why…
What’s the colour of your personal brand? Just as companies use colour to express their brand attributes, you can benefit from the power of color. Find out what colour best communicates your personal brand attributes.
Gary Vaynerchuk on how he turned Wine Library into a $50m operation and the role of social media for small businesses.
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Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
This is a great little story from that tremendous orator, Barack Obama. Shortly before the US presidential election, he delivered this speech and it serves two great purposes for us: it is a masterclass in using storytelling in your speech.
Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism and, of course, passion in this talk.
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.
At TEDxRotterdam, Bart Weetjens talks about his extraordinary project: training rats to sniff out land mines. He shows clips of his “hero rats” in action, and previews his work’s next phase: teaching them to turn up tuberculosis in the lab.