20 Must-See Business TED Talks Every year, today’s greatest thinkers gather at various TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) conferences around the world. Their talks, which you can find on TED’s website, are often insightful, educational, and fascinating. As a TED junkie, I decided to compile 20 of the best business talks in the conference’s history. Each talk offers insights either into a business leader’s mind, or into concepts that will change the way you think about business and the economy. (If you have any favorites not included on this list, please mention them in the comments below.) 20. Hotel owner Chip Conley talks about adapting Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to a business model based on happiness. 19. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offers a fun, visual lesson on how people behaved during the gold rush, and how the dot-com story almost exactly reflected that behavior. 18. Author and WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson talks about the four stages that a technology needs to go through to become viable. 17. 16. 15.
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss “Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.”– Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going to be his biggest year yet. Jerrod stars in the hit NBC series The Carmichael Show, which he also writes and executive produces. Love at the Store is the funniest standup special I’ve seen in many years, and it’s the reason I reached out to Jerrod. In the summer of 2016, Jerrod reprised his role as ‘Garf’ in the Universal comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Jerrod recently announced his upcoming authorial debut with an as-yet-untitled memoir. Please enjoy my wide-ranging conversation with Jerrod Carmichael! Want to hear another episode with a standup comedian?
The 10 Best TED Talks of 2011 Watching videos online is usually considered fun, but generally a waste of time. Not so with TED videos, which are uniformly interesting, educational, inspiring, and enjoyable. If you haven't spent much time (or any) checking out TED videos, you should – and to help with that, I've compiled what seem to be the very best 10 TED videos of 2011. It was a grueling task, combing through the cream of the crop on the TED site, but somebody had to do it. Some of the talks may have been filmed prior to 2011 but all of the talks here were posted in 2011. How I Became 100 Artists You don't need to be an artist to appreciate Shea Hembrey's "How I became 100 artists," but if you are it's even more amazing. A Modern Take on Piano, Violin, Cello If music is more your thing, then the "Modern Take on Piano, Violin, Cello" entry from the Ahn Trio is a must-watch (and listen). 3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed Learning experiences like this, I could do without. How to Spot a Liar Your Favorites?
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Model of personality types A chart with descriptions of each Myers–Briggs personality type and the four dichotomies central to the theory The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. The MBTI was constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. It is based on the conceptual theory proposed by Carl Jung, who had speculated that humans experience the world using four principal psychological functions – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time. History Katharine Cook Briggs began her research into personality in 1917. Briggs's daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, joined her mother's typological research and progressively took it over entirely. Origins of the theory Differences from Jung
Engineering the 10 000-Year Clock The year is 12011. Two hikers cut through a stretch of cactus-filled desert outside what was once the small town of Van Horn, near the Mexican border, in West Texas. After walking for the better part of a day under a relentless sun, they struggle up a craggy limestone ridge. Finally they come to an opening in the rock, the mouth of what appears to be a long, deep tunnel. As they head into the shadows, not quite knowing where the tunnel will lead, the sudden darkness and the drop in temperature startle their senses. A giant metal wheel sits in the middle of the platform, and the visitors each grasp a handle that juts out from its smooth edges. It sounds like science fiction, but this is the real vision for the 10 000-Year Clock, a monument-size mechanical clock designed to measure time for 10 millennia. This clock, the flagship project of Hillis's Long Now Foundation, is a wonder of mechanical engineering. But what's the point of building something to last 10 000 years?
The Best Players Rarely Make the Best Coaches The 92nd P.G.A Championship ended yesterday with the usual fanfare and excitement that this last major of the year typically garners. But, what this tournament may be most remembered for was the younger generation of golfers - most who had not yet won a major - that sat atop the leaderboard throughout the final days at Whistling Straits. Seasoned players like Padraig Harrington missed the cut and, although we saw some amazing shots, Tiger Woods was never really in contention. With younger players climbing the superstar ranks, you might wonder if it is time for some of the older generation to think about retirement. But, what does a golfer do after his career on the tour is over? As it happens, the best players don't make the best coaches in sports . This sentiment applies in golf too. As you get better and better at what you do, your ability to communicate your understanding or to help others learn that skill often gets worse and worse.
Behind the TEDTalk: New mini documentary starring Sir Ken and Raghava KK With 300 million views since we started posting video in 2006, TEDTalks have become a powerful cultural force. But it all starts with a single person on a stage … At TED2010, we sent a video crew to follow two speakers as they prepared to give the talk of their lives. One, the artist Raghava KK, had never spoken at TED before. And watch these TEDTalks:Ragava KK’s Five lives of an artistSir Ken Robinson’s: Bring on the learning revolution! Video credits: Video by m ss ng p eces Executive producer Jason WishnowProduced by Ari Kuschnir and Ben Nabors Filmed by Josh Nussbaum and Todd BanhazlEdited by Adam McClelland Music credits: Music Supervision and Rights Coordination bySamuel Valenti IV & Jeremy Peters at Ghostly Songs Music Supervision “Legume Minimal”Written by Benjamin MullinsPerformed by Ben Benjamin© 2009 Copyright ControlLicensed Courtesy Benjamin Mullins “Legume Shotgun”Written by Benjamin MullinsPerformed by Ben Benjamin© 2009 Copyright ControlLicensed Courtesy Benjamin Mullins
Plan B: 'Find out what kids are good at. It will change their lives' | Comment is free | The Observer I'm working really hard at the minute trying to finish my directorial debut, Ill Manors, which is a hip-hop-based film. When people ask me what the film is about, I say it's about all the things we read in the newspaper; the despicable things that I don't think many of us agree with when we read them. The papers tell us that they happen but they never tell us why they happen. So Ill Manors is trying to get to the bottom of why we have these problems in society with our youth, why we constantly keep on reading negative things about our youth. The reason I've done this is because I got kicked out of school in year 10 and no other schools would take me. I think the reason why we didn't have respect for authority was that we felt that we were ignored by society, that we didn't belong to it. Unfortunately, some of those words are negative. Damilola Taylor was 10 years old when he lost his life. What does the word chav mean? See, this fuels the fire. And then the riots happen, right?