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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. (Filmed at TEDxHouston.) pin This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxHouston, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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