Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spreading the word: watch these videos!

When I am enthusiastic about something (anything!), I just cannot keep it to myself. This means I sometimes blabber too much, but mostly it means that I quickly spread the word about cool stuff (or well, cool stuff in my world). Often a friend tells me about a book, album or video, I like it and end up telling everyone - as if I was the first one to find out about it. Since I can be quite convincing, many an artist would be happy to have me as a fan (like the Cape Verdian singer Mayra Andrade for instance. I am crazy about her music and have made all my friends listen to it). For the record: Thanks friends, for allowing me to spread your word ;)

It happens (not very often anymore) that I meet people that haven't heard of TED yet. Or they haven't watched the superb videos that are my favorites. So, I figured it was time to put them all together. Not only so you can all enjoy them, but also so that I can always find them when I need them.

Why these particular videos? Well, there are videos that I can just keep on watching over and over again. Every time I do, they will provide me with a new insight, reaffirm a pledge I made to myself - but forgot along the way - or just cheer me up. Some have already been featured in a separate post or deserve to be at some other point in time. The sunscreen song actually doesn't really fit in this list (since it's not a talk), but as it never seizes to make me happy, it's here anyway. Enjoy and let me know which one you like best!

The Sunscreen song lifts a bad mood and makes a good mood last

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Steve Jobs reminds us to never settle and stay hungry for life

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Marc Bezos urges us not to wait for a big moment to become a hero

Randy Pausch teaches us to dream big

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Neil Pasricha talks about the three A's of Awesome

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Salman Khan inspires us to think outside the box

Philip Zimbardo explains the secrets of time (with great drawings!)

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Alain De Botton shows us what atheists can learn from religion

1 comment:

Tommy said...

To use Malcolm Gladwell's terminology of Mavens, Connectors and Salesmen, your friends are Mavens, and you are a Connector. Maybe something to post an article about? :-)