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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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3 TED Talk Playlists I’m Watching Right Now

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Last year, I made a commitment to try to watch a TED Talk every morning while I ate breakfast. This lasted for a few weeks but in that time, I absorbed an enormous amount of ideas, inspiration and actionable steps for creating great work.

Recently, I noticed that TED now has playlists which are organized by topic or by an individual. This is awesome! I normally find TED Talks by browsing or clicking on a link through Facebook. Having a collection of videos on one topic, in one place is great for absorbing tons of ideas worth spreading.

If you’re looking for a little Sunday motivation, check out these three awesome TED Talk playlists I’m watching right now. (I’ve noticed you can’t embed playlists the same way you share individual talks so the playlist links are embedded in the titles) I’ve embedded my favorite video from each playlist into the post.

1) Work smarter (11 talks)

Work smarter is a fantastic collection of TED Talks including some of my favorite authors such as Simon Sinek (Start with Why), Shawn Achor (The Happiness Advantage) and Jason Fried (37 Signals).

2) The Creative Spark (10 talks)

The Creative Spark includes inspiring talks by Elizabeth Gilbert (Your elusive creative genius), Ken Robinson (Schools kill creativity) and David Kelly (How to build your creative confidence). Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk is one my absolute favorite TED Talks.

3) A Better You (11 talks)

The A Better You playlist is a collection of success masters ranging from John Wooden to Tony Robbins. Make sure to check out Matt Cutt’s talk on “Try something new for 30 days”.

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TED Talk by Dan Ariely: What Makes us Feel Good About Our Work?

I am back from Peru and excited to get back to my projects and work.

I found this great TED Talk by Dan Ariely that will get you thinking about what makes us feel good about our work.

I’ve read one of Dan’s most popular books “The Upside of Irrationality” and was immediately a fan of his research and theories on motivation.

Enjoy!

A boost of inspiration – TEDx Vancouver Part 1

Last weekend, I attended the fourth annual TEDx event in Vancouver. As usual, the event was filled with great energy, inspiring speakers and of course ideas worth spreading. For those of you who don’t know, TEDx events are independently run speaker events that license the TED brand and feature a mix of live speakers at TED Talks. This year was especially neat because it was the biggest TEDx in Vancouver featuring an audience of over 2300 people.

Some of my favorite speakers this year include:

– Mark Brand – “The Impact of an Unconventional Solution”

– Robin Esrock – “Learn to Travel: Travel to Learn”

– Dr. John Izzo – “The Defining Moment for a Generation-In-Waiting”

Although the videos aren’t posted yet, if you click here, you can check out all the speaker bios.

In the meantime, check out videos of my favorite speakers from last year’s TEDx Vancouver lineup:

Victor Lucas – “The 3D Rules”

Romeo Dallaire – “The Frontier of Social Revolution”

Christopher Gaze – “Shakespeare is Everywhere”

Check back again for part 2 of this post where i’ll be posting some of my favorite photos and quotes from TEDx Vancouver 2012.