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Derek Sivers: How to Start a Movement

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

(Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 3:10)

Predictably Irrational - Basic Human Motivations

Published on Aug 29, 2012 Best selling author and behavioral economics professor Dan Ariely delves into the essence of human motivation. His clever yet brilliantly simple experiments uncover universal truths about human irrationality and increasing motivation.

How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are

Published on Oct 13, 2011 Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.

We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up

Published on Feb 21, 2014 In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet.

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Pulse Points

A pulse is "a brief, sudden change in a normally constant quantity." Pulse Points is your connection for quick inspiration.

  • The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.

  • Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

  • Keep looking below surface appearances. Don’t shrink from doing so (just) because you might not like what you find.

  • Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off

  • The price of greatness is responsibility

  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

  • Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.

  • Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

  • Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

  • I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

  • The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

  • It always seems impossible until its done.

  • The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

  • The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.

  • Winners never quit and quitters never win.

  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started

  • Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

  • Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

  • A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

  • A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

  • Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

  • In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

  • He who knows best knows how little he knows.

  • One man with courage is a majority.

  • Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

  • Great minds discuss ideas: average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

  • You must do the things you think you cannot do.

  • It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

  • It is not fair to ask ofother what you are not willing to do yourself.

  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.

  • Be the change you want to see in the world.

  • An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.

  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

  • A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

  • I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

    Louisa May Alcott
  • If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.

  • It always seems impossible until it's done.

    Nelson Mandela
  • Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

    Thomas Edison
  • Be polite to all but intimate with few.

    Thomas Jefferson
  • Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.....

  • Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

  • Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

  • Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.

  • Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

  • No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

  • Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

  • We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

  • You can't know too much, but you can say too much.

  • By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

  • Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

  • You may delay, but time will not.

  • Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

  • Knowledge consists in information. Wisdom consists in the Godly and appropriate application of knowledge. Knowledge developed the atom bomb. Wisdom has struggled with what to do with it ever since.

    David Davis
  • Knowledge is based on information. Wisdom is based on experience. To have knowledge is to have an understanding, but to have wisdom is to have discernment.

    Dom Liberati
  • I look at knowledge as dealing with facts and wisdom as dealing beneficially with the facts

    Toshio Okamoto
  • Intelligence is to analysis as wisdom is to knowledge. Meaning, intelligence is the wise use of analysis, and wisdom is the intelligent use of knowledge.

    Paul Smith
  • I look at knowledge as dealing with facts and wisdom as dealing beneficially with the facts

    Toshio Okamoto
  • Knowledge is a collection of information in our brains. Wisdom is what we do with the information. Wisdom involves emotional intelligence, knowing when / how / who, and making the connection.

    Elia Lopez
  • Knowledge is knowing the answer. Wisdom is asking the question. Meaning that wisdom is the realization of knowing that you'll never have all the answers and always being willing to grow, explore, and learn.

    Marie Osipa
  • A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

  • Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

  • Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

  • Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

  • History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

  • I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands, you need to be able to throw something back.

  • Nothing will work unless you do.

  • There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

  • Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

    Peter Drucker
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

    John Quincy Adams
  • Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

    Jack Welch
  • Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

  • Never mistake activity for achievement.

  • On the search for what’s next

    Haian Trinh, Medtronic
  • Inner peace.  Appreciating flavors of life

    Tai Doong, Mars Corporation
  • Man trying to be without trying

    Navin Battu, Sinzenta, LLC
  • Musical hope missile awaits in silo…

    Dom Liberati, Live & Loud Productions
  • God Guides, We Grind..Now Go!

    Yinka Osidipe, The Wella Corporation
  • Committing my voice to those without

    Rebecca Okamoto, Editor, Evoke
  • Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to.

  • Speaking with quiet confidence will always beat screaming with obvious insecurity.

  • Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

    C.S. Lewis
  • Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you will go.

    Michael Josephson
  • It always seems impossible until it is done.

    Nelson Mandela