Tag Archives: Get Inspired!

Time to Press CTRL ALT Delete and Reboot Your Life

Not long ago Mitch Joel, President of Twist Image, published his new book Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It. (Amazon Affiliate Link).

To celebrate the lunch of the book, instead of having the standard book launch party, Mitch invited Seth Godin to join him on stage to have a remarkable conversation about how much business has changed, and what this means for all of us going forward.

This is a fascinating conversation between two amazing thought-leaders. I strongly recommend you to watch the video on its entirety and then go … no … run to buy Mitch’s books.


Mitch Joel and Seth Godin, “CTRL ALT DELETE”


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3. Seth Godin on risk taking, initiative, curiosity and much more
4. Mitch Joel on the future of the web


Quote of the week

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Nolan Bushnell

10 remarkable quotes by Zig Ziglar

Zig ZiglarOn November 28th, the great Zig Ziglar died at the age of 86. For many years, he has been a great source of inspiration to me and to millions around the world.

So, my first idea was that this week’s “Quote of the week” would be dedicated to Zig. However, after a long time trying to decide which one out of his hundreds of awesome quotes I would post, I decided to turn this into a post from the “10 remarkable …” series.

10 remarkable quotes by Zig Ziglar.

1. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.

2. “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

3. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

4. “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

5. “Timid salesmen have skinny kids.

6. “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

7. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

8. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.

9. “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.

10. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

RIP Zig Ziglar. Thank you for everyhting. You will be missed.

Malcom Gladwell on Meaningful Work

Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of outstanding books such as Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Outliers: The Story of Success (Amazon affiliate links), gives in this video two great examples of hard work that later looked like genius.

Bill Gates got up at 02:00 am to program as a teenager, while The Beatles played together 1200 times, far more than most bands, before they ever got famous.

The point is: Success is the result of putting your heart and mind into something to create successful, meaningful work.



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How Red Bull Stratos took us all “to infinity and beyond”

Felix Baumgartner

Photo credit: (AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth)

History was made yesterday, and the whole world came together to be part of it… online. Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner and the rest of the Red Bull Stratos team broke multiple aerospace records, while millions watched online.

According to reports, the YouTube live stream of the event was watched by over 8 million people, breaking the record of live stream with the most concurrent views ever on YouTube

The online community connected, shared and participated in ways I have never seen before. For more than two hours people all over the world got together via social networks to witness this incredible spectacle.

Here are the highlights of the mission:


So, congratulations to Felix Baumgartner and the entire Red Bull Stratos Team for pushing the limits and giving us an unforgettable experience.

P.S. As the short video shown above does not give the full perspective of what represented for Felix to jump from 39 km up and reaching a top speed of 1342km/h, or 1.24 times the speed of sound (making him the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound without being inside a craft), here is the full video of the jump.



Jack White on restriction, creativity and work ethic

As I have mentioned in other posts, I strongly believe that you can find sources of inspiration everywhere. Particularly from the worlds of sports and music.

Well, recently I bumped into a fantastic short video with singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist Jack White.

In this video, Jack shares his views on all you need to know about connecting inspiration, creativity and work ethic.

Although these lessons are extremely simple, I believe they are also very valuable and applicable to anything you do.



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Novak Djokovic: Nothing is impossible

Novak Djokovic is currently the number 1 tennis player in the world. In this video we get the chance to see his journey from being a 5 years old kid hanging around a tennis court located across the pizzeria his family ran; to becoming the best tennis player in the world. Great story!



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