Work Life Balance
Work-life balance is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity offering some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways for men and women, new grads and mid-career workers.
The Fringe Benefits of Failure
Harry Potter author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems “worth more than any qualification I ever earned.”
Flow: The Secret To Happiness
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”
What Makes Us Feel Good About Work
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. Two eye-opening experiments reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
Why We Do What We Do
Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Body language affects how others see us, but may also change how we see ourselves. “Power posing” even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain.
Plug into your hard-wired happiness
We all strive for happiness — but we spend most of our lives learning to be unhappy. Rao teaches how to break free of the “I’d be happy if …” mental model, and embrace our hard-wired happiness.
Schools Kill Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Get ready to challenge your ideas about education.
The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed
Entrepreneur Bill Gross gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people’s, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.