Category Archives: TED Talks

TED Talk: The Art of Asking

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A friend of mine recommended this really inspiring TED Talk presented by Amanda Palmer, a musician and highly successful crowd sourcer.

In this short 13 minute video, Amanda talks about how creating a connection with your community or crowd can create amazing things for yourself and your projects. To give you a quick background, Amanda’s band was signed with a record label as their popularity grew. After selling just 25,000 records, the label dropped the band and they were forced to go back to the drawing board. Amanda decided to give the music away for free and start one of the most successful music kickstarter campaigns. Initially asking for $100,000, the campaign quickly grew to over $1.1 million. Amanda attributes this success to the ideal that people genuinely want to help each other and if you aren’t afraid to ask, then you will be amazed at the results.

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TED Talk: On Being Wrong

Let’s start off this fine Monday morning with a little inspiration.

One of the reasons why I love this TED Talk is because it’s so relevant to everyone. We all want to be right all the time. Last week, a colleague of mine corrected me on a word that I had used incorrectly (medium vs. media) in a presentation. My initial reaction was that of shock because I’ve been using that word for years in the wrong context but after a few seconds, I instantly appreciated the feedback. Sure my ego took a beating but at the end of the day I gained a valuable growth opportunity.

So my advice for the day is to set aside your ego and embrace being wrong. Being wrong helps us grow and widen our perspective.

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TEDx Talk: How to Live a Creative Life

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I had the opportunity to go to a fantastic event at the Vancouver Art Gallery last week. The event was organized by a group called Arts Scene Vancouver who organizes events for artists, business people and creative types.

At this event, I happened to meet Dr. Ray Hsu who happens to have a TEDx Talk called “How to Live a Creative Life”. Dr. Ray Hsu is a writer, teacher and artist who frequently lectures on the topic of creativity.

Check out his video!  I watched the the video last week and it is fantastic. It is packed with some great ideas on creativity and education. (Click on the link below as I couldn’t find a way to embed the video)

TEDx Talk: How to Live a Creative Life by Dr. Ray Hsu

On the same vein as Ray’s talk on living a creative life, check out this fantastic book on creativity called “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twylla Tharp. I just started reading this book this morning and I already love it! I’ll be posting a book review once I finish.

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TED Talk: Sergey Brin – “Why Google Glass?”

Google Glass is going to revolutionize how we connect with each other. Watch this short 7 minute video on how the concept for Google Glass was originally created.

For more information on google glass, visit the ultra-cool website.

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TED Talk: Why 30 is not the new 20

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine this morning and she told me about this really interesting TED Talk she had watched about “Why 30 is not the new 20″. She warned me that after watching this video, I might feel a greater urgency to get going on defining my twenties.

For anybody who is in their twenties or knows somebody in their twenties. Watch this video! I took 3 pages of notes from this 14 minute talk and I think the ideas are incredibly relevant.

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