Category Archives: TED Talks

Steve Jobs: How to Live Before You Die

Steve Jobs in my opinion is an inspirational figure who not only gave the world new technologies and started up one of the top technology companies in the world, but also provided us a vision on what we should work toward in our daily lives.  In his Stanford Commencement Address, he gives advice on how to effectively communicate with others, no matter the audience.  I still remember this advice to this day and work to integrate it into my work activities.

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Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Randy Pausch passed away in 2008, but before he did he gave a lecture on Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.  Despite facing a terminal illness, he selflessly shared his views on how people can achieve their own career and personal goals.  After listening to this lecture, it gave me a new perspective on life and reset my expectations about the world as I view it.  After watching the lecture, I started to ask myself, what’s important in life and how do I get there?

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Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter…

Ning shared this talk with me a year ago.  Definitely an inspiring talk to show the power of self-expression.

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and “Hiroshima.”

 

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