TED Talks that you should find interesting and worth your while.
Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done…Published on Apr 2, 2014 In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as about their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their wealth away.
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.
Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch motivated thousands of students with his passionate teaching. Millions more around the world found inspiration in his moving "Last Lecture".
Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work. Learn how to run this exercise yourself, and hear Wujec’s surprising insights from watching thousands of people draw toast.
After being raised by two lawyers, David Postic swore he would never go to law school. So then why is he applying to law school? Listen to current OU student David Postic discuss why after four years in college, he still isn't quite sure what he "wants to be when he grows up" and how college isn't designed at all to help him answer that. David Postic is a pre-law student at the University of Oklahoma studying business management and religious studies. On the side he has explored a wide range of other interests, organizing events and clubs at OU focused on the arts, creativity, education, technology, and community service. He is an avid reader, actor, pianist, chef, and has even dabbled around as an amateur magician.