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