Influential TedTalks

Bill Gates
Mosquitos, Malaria and Education
Influential thought: ” A top quartile teacher will increase the performance of their class by over 10% in a single year. What does that mean? Well if the entire U.S., for 2 years, had top quartile teachers, the entire difference between the us and Asia would go away.”

Sir Ken Robinson
Bring on the Learning Revolution!
Influential thought: “Every education system in the world is being reformed at the moment and it’s not enough.Reform is no use anymore because that is simply improving a broken model. What we need is not evolution but a revolution in education. This has to be transformed into something else.”

Seth Godin
The Tribes We Lead
Influential thought: “Who are you upsetting? If you’re not upsetting anyone, you’re not challenging the status quo. Who are you connecting? Because for a lot of people, that’s what they’re in it for. Who are you leading? Because focusing on that part of it… is where change comes”

Dr. Martin Seligman
Positive Psychology
Influential thought: ” To what extent does the pursuit of pleasure (positive emotion, the pleasant life), the pursuit of engagement (time stopping for you), and the pursuit of meaning contribute to life satisfaction?… It turns out the pursuit of pleasure has no contribution to life satisfaction. The pursuit of meaning is the strongest…”

Seth Godin
Standing Out
Influential thought: ” The thing that’s going to decide what gets talked about, what gets done, what gets changed, what gets purchased, what gets built is is it Remarkable?”

Srikumar Rao
Plug into your Hard-Wired Happiness
Influential thought: “Invest in the process, not in the outcome”

Ueli Gegenshatz
Soars in a Wingsuit
Influential thought: Since I was a kid, I have always had the dream to fly like Superman. Seeing this amazing video has inspired me to always dream big and that you are the only limitations to achievement.


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