Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc. and Pixar Animatioon Studios, gave a speech in 2005 at the 114th Commencement of the Stanford University. It’s an inspiring speech from a man who has seen success, setbacks, and faced death. Definitely one of my favorites…
Richard St. John interviewed 500 successful people to identify the factors of being successful. Those are the eight principles brought to you in a 3 minute TED Talk:
More of this can be found in his book 8 to Be Great: The 8 Traits that Lead to Great Success.
Tutoring and children having fun seems incompatible? Dave Eggers will prove you wrong.
Dave Eggers, writer and independent publisher, won the TED prize 2008 for his moonlighting project 826 Valencia, launched in 1998. This project focuses on one-on-one volunteer tutoring and has created a movement. And it’s one of the craziest and funniest you’ll ever hear of. Just give him a few minutes to warm up.
More about the project "Once upon a school"
When piracy affects your business, you should find a way to compete with them instead of sueing them.
This is the message Matt Mason, the Editor-in-chief of of the seminal magazine RWD, sends to all the major companies. And he comes up with some forgotten facts about industries based on piracy.
Filmed at The Medici Summit, March 3rd 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona.
UPDATE: And since he believes, that you can’t control piracy, you can download the book for any price you want.
Is there any speech, that would be a better choice to start this collection of great speeches?
For those who never have heard it and those who like to hear it again.
- AmericanRhetoric.com has the transcript and an audio recording of the speech.
- LearningOutLoud.com provides documentaries and more of his speeches.