If you’re going to spend time watching videos online, skip YouTube and head to TED.com for the most inspiring, knowledgeable and mind blowing presentations I’ve ever seen. Below are my 10 favorites:
- Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity – Great argument for how are school systems are setup to destroy the very skills we need to succeed. This video got Candace and I talking seriously about homeschooling
- Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation – Really interesting argument for why normal methods of motivation in organizations (raises, promotions, etc) actually have reverse effects
- Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity – My favorite video on TED. Extremely inspiring!
- Benjamin Zander on music and passion – One of the most fun to watch. I’m more inspired by HOW he gives his talk than what he actually says
- Dan Gilbert on our mistaken expectations – This is the one I mentioned about people making irrational decisions. Really interesting and fun to watch.
- Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce – Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite guys to hear speak. He always has fascinating stuff to say and this one is really interesting about how we make choices and what makes us happy.
- Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success – Will challenge your views of who is actually responsible for your, and other people’s, success in life.
- Clay Shirky: How social media can make history – Answers the question of why social media “matters”.
- Gever Tulley on 5 dangerous things for kids – A fun one… 5 dangerous things we should let our kids do
- Taryn Simon photographs secret sites – Awesome photography of interesting places
What are your favorites?
February 4, 2010