Couple of years ago I had the great opportunity to get introduced to Scott Belsky‘s work. Scott is the founder and CEO of Behance, publisher of the fantastic site 99u.com and the author of the remarkable book Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality (Amazon affiliate link). This book has been a huge influence for me and I highly recommend it.
Scott has studied the habits of especially productive individuals and teams across different industries, and in his book he compiled the principles and techniques they shared with him, while presenting a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity.
In this excellent TEDx Talk, Scott goes over some of the key points of his research and describes how you can get better organized and focused on execution; the role that community plays on getting traction behind your ideas, and how to develop leadership capabilities needed to make ideas happen.
1. How to accomplish any project
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What is school for?
That is a crucial question we should ask ourselves and in this outstanding TEDx Talk by Seth Godin, he challenges us to think about the future of education and what can we do about it.
Stop Stealing Dreams
After watching this remarkable video, I invite you to go to the Stop Stealing Dreams page and download Seth’s ebook. This is important. As Seth says:
“Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo.”
1. Seth Godin on risk taking, initiative, curiosity and much more
2. 10 remarkable TED Talks you should watch
Luke Williams is a Fellow at frog design, one of the world’s most influential innovation companies, as well as a leading expert on innovation strategy.
In this excellent TEDx Talk he shares his views on what he calls “disruptive thinking“, which is a critical part of innovation.
1. Innovation is all about value
2. Where good ideas come from
3. Peter Sims on how breakthrough ideas emerge from small discoveries
Rodney Mullen, “the Godfather of street skating”, is widely considered the most influential street skateboarder in history, inventing most of the tricks used today. By the time he was 23, Mullen had already set new milestones for skateboarding winning 35 out of 36 freestyle competitions.
Today apart from being a successful entrepreneur, he continues to skate, innovate, and design some 30 years after he won his first world championship at the age of 11.
In this great TEDx Talk, Rodney shares valuable lessons on innovation based on his amazing experience as a skateboarder.
TEDxUSC – Rodney Mullen – How Context Shapes Content
Recently Todd Henry, founder and CEO of Accidental Creative gave a remarkable TEDx Talk on what it takes to accomplish creativity and productivity, while being prolific, brilliant and healthy … at the same time.
If you enjoy Todd’s ideas, I strongly recommend you to:
a) Read his blog
b) Listen to his podcast
c) Read his great book: The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice (Amazon Affiliate link)
1. Tor Myhren on collaboration and cultivating creativity in the workplace
2. A life-changing principle: Die empty
In this remarkable TEDx Talk, Mel Robbins, a former criminal lawyer, turned one of the top career and relationship experts in America, shares everything she knows (in less than 18 minutes) about how to get what you want.
Mel Robbins – F— YOU – How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over
1. Comfort vs. Achieving your full potential