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Monday, January 28, 2019

5 TED Talks You Really Should Watch

I love TED Talks. The presentations have such a wide variety of information and from eloquent speakers with such command of their subjects. I've decided I'm picking a new one every week and I promise I'll spotlight the great ones going forward. For now, here are five of my current faves.

Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame

Imagine being a young woman with a great career ahead of you. Imagine making a bad choice - or a string of them - that could impact your employment. Now imagine the whole world knows every lurid detail and it's splashed all over the media and the internet, haunting you for life. Ms. Lewinsky discusses the personal and professional toll of being a victim of the media.

Kyle MacDonald - What if you could trade a paperclip for a house?

Kyle MacDonald details just exactly how he traded up from one red paperclip to a house, in only a year! It's an unlikely and amazing journey with lots of surprises along the way.

Ze Frank: Are You Human?

Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Comedian and Entrepreneur Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this.

Hans Rosling - The best stats you've ever seen

Hans Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute and a statistics Guru. Using cutting-edge software, he debunks many of the myths still held about world development. This is fascinating stuff.

Tim Urban - Inside The Mind of a Master Procrastinator

This last one is, unfortunately, near and dear to my heart. Tim Urban talks procrastination and why we do it.

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