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May 6, 2016 8:25 PM

Intelligence? Talent? What Do You Need To Really Make It? tagged “Ted Talks”

I don't take bullying lightly. I was bullied in school. I'm sure many of us were. It sucks. Still, there's this famous comedic bit by Chris Rock where he says that we need bullies. If it weren't for bullies we... Read more

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April 27, 2016 3:38 PM

6 Business Books That Are Coming (That You Better Get) tagged “Ted Talks”

There is a whole new batch of business books that are coming out in the next few months. My book reading pace has slowed. Dramatically. Not because of Netflix (but, let's be honest, have you seen the latest seasons of... Read more

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February 22, 2016 8:33 AM

The TED 2016 Experience tagged “Ted Talks”

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is... Read more

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February 17, 201611:19 PM

TED Is Bizarro World tagged “Ted Talks”

TED. The one conference that everyone talks about.  I've been attending the actual TED conference since their last event in Monterey. That was about seven or eight years ago. This week, I'm here again at TED in Vancouver. When I... Read more

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August 27, 201511:29 PM

Have We Reached Peak Productivity?...It May Be Killing Us. tagged “Ted Talks”

How much better can we get at work? TED Talks can be provocative. That's what the best ones are. That's what the best ones are supposed to do. Some might argue that it's more like popcorn than a proper meal.... Read more

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June 26, 2015 8:20 PM

Small Spaces. Big Ideas tagged “Ted Talks”

Always judge a book by its cover.  Not a typo. I do judge a book by its cover. I love books. And, there's nothing I like more than a gorgeous book cover. Small spaces with great design turns my crank.... Read more

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September 18, 201411:44 PM

Enter The Zeitgeist tagged “Ted Talks”

Welcome to the spirit of the times. The TED conference is my personal escape pod. I've been attending that conference since the last one that was held in Monterey (2008). Someone once described it as "gymnastic for the brains." That... Read more

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July 8, 2014 8:14 AM

How To Be Inspired At Work tagged “Ted Talks”

It's 7 am. I'm sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office. It's easy to read between the lines. It's easy to think that someone is a workaholic. It's easy to make assumptions (must be single,... Read more

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April 8, 2014 7:58 PM

TED And The Art of Loyalty tagged “Ted Talks”

People don't like to admit just how addicted they are to their smartphones. I won't be the first to blog about how many people are quite sensual with their devices. Don't laugh. Think about the way you caress, touch, and... Read more

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January 11, 2014 9:47 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #186 tagged “Ted Talks”

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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September 2, 2013 7:51 PM

Inspiration Day tagged “Ted Talks”

Let's call it Inspiration Day. Not Labor Day. You've heard enough jokes about why we take the day off from work on Labor Day. Personally, I watch my schedule for days like this, and slice some time away from family... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 24, 201312:28 PM

Free Summer School For Marketers tagged “Ted Talks”

Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university. It's true. I entered university with the best of intentions. At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful. As I ventured down the road... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 27, 2013 4:01 PM

As TED 2013 Takes Place, Here Are 10 TED Talks To Help You Re-imagine Your Business tagged “Ted Talks”

It's happening right now. Thousands of very lucky individuals are seated in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center as you are reading this and they're having their minds blown by business leaders, scientists, innovators, agitators, inventors, designers and artists at... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 7, 2013 8:34 AM

In Defense Of TED tagged “Ted Talks”

TED is the most important conference out there. TED is so much more than a conference. News was announced this week that the annual TED conference would be moving from its current home in Long Beach, California to Vancouver, British... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 22, 2012 4:15 PM

9 TED Talks That Will Stretch Your Business Mind tagged “Ted Talks”

It doesn't take long to find inspiration. It takes forever to figure out how to do something meaningful with it. I've been fortunate enough to be able to attend the famed TED conference since 2008. Within that timeframe, I have... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 7, 2012 9:36 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #94 tagged “Ted Talks”

93Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 2, 201210:42 PM

To Be Of Service tagged “Ted Talks”

It's not about you. Anecdotally, I've heard many stories over the years of people who are surprised after meeting me in person. Maybe it's the moody picture at the top of top of Blog or maybe it's because I don't... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 18, 2011 8:53 PM

The Next Internet... Perspective Is Everything tagged “Ted Talks”

Roger McNamee is an interesting character and he has a perspective of the Web, Internet and mobile that we don't often see. Watch this (it's 15 minutes long) and think about what's coming next... by what's happening now:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 18, 2011 8:44 PM

Why We Should All Respect The Internet (Just A Little Bit More) tagged “Ted Talks”

The debate about the value of the Internet swells up every now and again. People like Nicholas Carr argue that the Internet is making us stupid (see: The Atlantic - Is Google Making Us Stupid?). Malcolm Gladwell does not believe... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 26, 2011 1:25 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #36 tagged “Ted Talks”

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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