Wednesday, March 28, 2012


“There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” — Nigel Marsh

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” — Ken Robinson
“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” — Simon Sinek
“There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” — Susan Cain
“Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of.” — Ken Robinson
“If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.” — Shawn Achor
“[It’s] the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we change your happiness, we can change every single educational and business outcome at the same time.” — Shawn Achor
“The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.” — Derek Sivers
“I started out with a dream to make a star in a jar, and I ended up … making things that I think can change the world.” — Taylor Wilson
“If we're going to get this country out of its current energy situation, we can't just conserve our way out. We can't just drill our way out. We can't bomb our way out. We're going to do it the old-fashioned, American way. We're going to invent our way out, working together.” — Donald Sadoway
“Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.” — Stanley McChrystal
“Color is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re wearing bright red pants.” — Jessi Arrington
“The placebo effect is one of the most fascinating things in the whole of medicine. It’s not just about taking a pill, and your performance and your pain getting better. It’s about our beliefs and expectations. It’s about the cultural meaning of a treatment.” — Ben Goldacre
“People don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it.” — Simon Sinek
“Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded.” — Suheir Hammad
“I’m going to show you all how easy it is to manipulate the human mind once you know how.” — Keith Barry
“We're not going to fix government until we fix citizenship.” — Jennifer Pahlka
“It is okay to be an outsider, a recent arrival, new on the scene — and not just okay, but something to be thankful for. … Because being an insider can so easily mean collapsing the horizons, can so easily mean accepting the presumptions of your province.” — Tan Le
“The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation — a force for construction and destruction.” — Jonathan Haidt


Afairbanks said...

These are wonderful!

The Happy Trapper said...

Those are but a sample of the quotes that can be found on the TED.ORG site along with the videos!

I laughed and laughed at the following video:

Even your Mom liked it!

First born, I love ya.