Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

My love-affair with TED started 5 years ago when I found this video, and fell in love with both TED and Stefan. How awesome it is to close down a well-known New York studio, to take a yearlong sabbatical year on Bali, working only on personal non-commercial projects. That's what Stefan do every 7 year!

       
     
Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Many people run so fast in the search for happiness (me included). But maybe we should stop running...

       
     
Pico Iyer: Where is home?

I stumbled upon several quotes by Pico Lyer and I was eager to know more about him. This talk questions the meaning of home, the lust for seeing the world and the serenity of standing still. 

       
     
Your elusive creative genius: Elizabeth Gilbert

I am often amazed at how the creative process works. Often, it does not make sense at all. But maybe there is a reason for it. Gilbert questioning where ideas and creativity come from? And her thoughts are quite interesting!

       
     
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

This talk related to Elizabeth Gilberts talk. It is about flow - what is it, and how do we get in that state? How can we combine worklife, flow and creativity to life a happy life. Some really good points.

       
     
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Positive psychology fascinates me. In this speech Shawn Achor talk about how to life a happy life. How to train the brain to be happy and how not to wait for happiness on the other side of your next succes. It is about raising the level of positivity in the present.

       
     
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator: Tim Urban

Funny talk about procrastination on both a small deadline-to-deadline based scale but most importantly throughout your life. What are you spending your time on?

       
     
Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

Interesting talk about how people come up with great ideas. That they look and act quite ordinary. That they procrastinate a lot! And that they embrace their failures: "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most".

       
     
Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

An interesting talk about motivation and creative thinking. About how most companies ignore what social scientists know about leadership, which is why they fail to create a work culture that make the employees work and think more creative.

       
     
How to find and do work you love: Scott Dinsmore

Through Scott Dinsmore's Passionate Work Framework he teach us how to find out what matters to you using three simple practices. He talks of the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people that inspires you and motivates you. There is a lot of great advice in this video.

       
     
Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

As the director of 75-year-old study Robert Waldinger shares his most important findings. Super interesting speech about happiness and about the importance of relationships. 

       
     
Sir Ken Robinson - Do schools kill creativity?

Funny and important talk about how we educate. Robinson expresses the expresses the need for rethinking the whole education system. And I must agree with him.