12 Speeches with Unconventional Advice - From Dismissing Logic in Business to Life Lessons From Rap. These speeches with unconventional advice offer alternative solutions to common problems in business and in life.
Sometimes, the best answer is right in front of us and we just need to change the lens through which we are looking to see it. From the ways CEOs manage their teams to the ways parents perceive a child falling behind in school, there is always a chance that one thing can mean something entirely different. Warren Buffett, who is one of the world's most successful investors, encourages students to focus on developing integrity as opposed to a resume stacked with flawless grades and impressive internships. He insists that integrity, above all else, will generate success and happiness for people in life. Jeff Chang, a radical historian, suggests that people turn to the world and history of hip-hop to explain trends in marketing, politics and the economy.
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He bought an apartment building in his city and borrowed most of the money to do it. After he took ownership, he learned that many of the tenants were moving out and there was no way to stop them, because they had never signed leases. He was facing an emptying apartment building and a large monthly mortgage payment – a bad combination. Worse, he got surprised: he hadn’t done the research to know that it was coming. So, how did it turn out? In a similar vein, James McCann, the founder of 1-800 Flowers, related this story about the early days of his company: In 1986 I bought the assets of a failed floral company in Texas called 800-Flowers and took that name. And he did. We often confront situations where we have to make a decision without all the information we’d like to have.
Many of us err on the side of “wait and see,” using due diligence as a way to put off risk, or to avoid it completely. 1. 2. 3. 4. Force Yourself to be Productive with Conditional Events. I’ll be the first to admit it; doing stuff is difficult.
By “stuff”, I don’t mean eating, or playing video games, or doing easy things – nope, I’m talking about the things in life we decide we’ll do because they’re good for us or will help us improve. Every day, I find things that I’d like to in order to live a better life, such as doing a certain exercise every day, drinking enough water, or writing morning pages. These are all things that I know will make me feel better or learn more. So why are they so friggin’ hard to do consistently? My theory as to why these things are hard stems from Isaac Newton’s first law of motion: a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Still, we all have goals and know we could be doing more to reach them. Today I’m going to detail a technique I use to make myself do the things I know are necessary for reaching my goals.
So, What Are Conditional Events? The way I think of conditional events is in the context of computer programming. 100 Must See Interviews With the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs. At Under30CEO we think big.
We recently published a list of our Top 50 Most Motivational People on the web and things got a little nuts. The article created incredible buzz all over the web and most importantly we fired up our audience to go out and make something happen. As young entrepreneurs it’s important that we keep swinging for the fences. Super successful investors like Ron Conway say they’d rather invest in an 18 year old Mark Zuckerberg than a 31 year old seasoned entrepreneur because the young Sean Parker types truly think the sky is the limit.
At Under30CEO we’re going to carry that mentality into the interviews that we conduct on the site. The list below is the most incredible people to learn from as entrepreneurs and we intend to interview them all…somehow. Introducing our Top 100 Entrepreneurs to Learn from and their best interviews from around the web…1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.)