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The 20 most-watched TED Talks to date. TEDTalks The 20 most-watched TEDTalks (so far) Today, on the fifth birthday of TEDTalks video, we’re releasing a new list of the 20 most-watched TEDTalks over the past five years — as watched on all the platforms we track:, YouTube, iTunes, embed and download, Hulu and more … What a great, mixed-up group this is!

The 20 most-watched TED Talks to date

Talks about education and creativity, sex […] Playlist The 20 most popular TED Talks, as of December 2013 UPDATED: To see all these talks at one click, check out our updated Playlist: The 20 Most Popular Talks of All Time. Marissa Mayer Biography. Simply brilliant life hacks. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Calvin and Hobbes Snow Art Gallery. There's More to Life Than Being Happy - Emily Esfahani Smith. I am the Orson Welles of Powerpoint. 9 Mind-Blowing Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down.

Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling.

9 Mind-Blowing Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down

They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This - Peter Bregman. This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.

If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This - Peter Bregman

People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do nothing? It’s hard to justify. The Elegant Email — www.randsinrepose. For me, the amount of email that arrives is inversely proportionate to my amount of free time.

The Elegant Email — www.randsinrepose

This means the less time I have to read mail, the more mail that arrives. 90 Things I've Learned From Founding 4 Technology Companies — betashop. On October 27, 2010 I wrote a blog post about the “57 Things I Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies.”

90 Things I've Learned From Founding 4 Technology Companies — betashop

It has been awesome, flattering, and humbling to see that post went viral and has been seen by so many thousands of people — mainly aspiring entrepreneurs — and has been translated into many languages. This past week while I was in Tokyo for meetings with potential partners for Fab, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on startups. The discussion quickly turned to those 57 things.

Amazing. 9 Easy Ways to Remember Your Presentation Material : Lifestyle. Crush your anxiety with these methods that will help you thoroughly remember all of your slides before you get to them.

9 Easy Ways to Remember Your Presentation Material : Lifestyle

April 11, 2012 One of the most common reasons we experience presentation anxiety is the fear that we will forget what we have to say and risk losing credibility. A method many use to address this fear is to create PowerPoint slides as a memory aid. No, you're not entitled to your opinion. Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once.

No, you're not entitled to your opinion

First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning. Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close. Well, as soon as you walk into this room, it’s no longer true. Solving Gen Y's Passion Problem - Cal Newport. By Cal Newport | 9:00 AM September 18, 2012 Generation Y, of which I’m a member, is entering the job market in record numbers, and according to many commentators things are not going well.

Solving Gen Y's Passion Problem - Cal Newport

One of the best-known books about my cohort, for instance, is titled Generation Me. The New York Post called us “The Worst Generation,” while USA Today noted that we are “pampered” and “high maintenance.” Mohsin Hamid: “The Third-Born” One cold, dewy morning, you are huddled, shivering, on the packed earth under your mother’s cot.

Mohsin Hamid: “The Third-Born”

Your anguish is the anguish of a boy whose chocolate has been thrown away, whose remote controls are out of batteries, whose scooter is busted, whose new sneakers have been stolen. This is all the more remarkable since, wealth-obsessed though you will come to be, you’ve never in your life seen any of these things. The whites of your eyes are yellow, a consequence of spiking bilirubin levels in your blood. The virus afflicting you is called hepatitis E. Michael Lewis: Obama’s Way. Obama was 20 or more years older than most of them, and probably not as physically gifted, though it was hard to say because of the age differences.

Michael Lewis: Obama’s Way

No one held back, no one deferred. Guys on his team dribbled past him and ignored the fact he was wide open. Zain Latif: The Man With the Midas Touch - Entrepid. Ramit Sethi Exposed: How He Earns Millions Blogging. Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule. July 2009 One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. Wolfram Alpha's Facebook Report Analyzes Every Dark Corner of Your Facebook Activity.

US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google. Ben's blog. Video - Bragging Gets a Boost From Social Media. Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth (Part One) The Credit Illusion. Charles Murray: Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem. The Most Inspirational Comics You'll Ever Read. Transcript: Schmidt and Thiel smackdown. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, and Peter Thiel, technology investor and entrepreneur, participated in a lively debate at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, CO, about the future of technology, and so much more. Fortune's Adam Lashinsky moderated. Below is an unedited transcript of the event. Eric Schmidt (left) and Peter Thiel in a lighter moment. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work.

Facebook Is Using You. Financial Times - Tribal Workers. Today's generation of high-earning professionals maintain that their personal fulfilment comes from their jobs and the hours they work. 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature. Electric Clothes Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet. Procrastination. All Revenue is Not Created Equal: The Keys to the 10X Revenue Club.

May 24, 2011: May 24, 2011: [Follow Me on Twitter] Sure thing, I'd LOVE to help you move out of your two bedroom apartment! 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. OK Go's Damian Kulash on the Future of the Music Business. The IPO of the decade? My valuation of Facebook. : Facebook is on a "high growth" path, with revenues growing by 150% in 2010 and another 88% in 2011, but as even that sample of two observations suggests, the big question is how that growth rate will hold up . I estimate a compounded revenue growth rate of 40% for the next five years and a scaling down of that growth rate to the nominal growth rate in the economy (set equal to the risk free rate of 2.01%) by the end of ten years.

Turning 60: The Twelve Most Important Lessons I've Learned So Far - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 10:25 AM May 1, 2012. Creating in-cell bar charts / histograms in excel. 4 Things the NFL Can Teach Us About How to Succeed in Business - Jordan Weissmann - Business. Economists love using football to test their theories. How to Make Wealth.