"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Sir Isaac Newton
Learning from Masters
TED is one of my favorite organizations on the planet.
What their 2- to 18-minute-long talks and videos have done for the distribution of ideas, disruptive thinking and creativity is something I'll never fully be able to get my head around.
I credit TED
videos for much of the inspiration and ideas that have come to life through Live Your Legend - and just about everything else I do.
They've helped me launch businesses, run ultra marathons, connect with world-changers
and even kept me from having a breakdown from time to time...
Aside from ideas and inspiration, I believe a good TED Talk is one of the fastest ways to start surrounding yourself with passionate world-class experts.
That is priceless.
I often watch at least a few videos a week and always have some saved on my iPad or iPhone for bus rides to the office, flight delays, whatever.
The list below was very hard to make, as I've seen hundreds of talks and so many deserve our attention.
So please look at this list as merely a starting point.
Every one of the below videos have had a profound effect on my career and approach to the world - and for our purposes today I've only chosen the ones that cover the various steps of making the transition to doing work you love.
Why more people aren't taking advantage of this stuff will forever baffle me.
If TED hasn't been a part of your daily life before now, I hope that one of the people below will cause that to change.
These are some of the best story tellers in the world (a skill that one is never done mastering). Pick one for now and follow up with the rest throughout the week.
Enjoy the show... and share your own favorite talk in the comments so we can keep learning!