Tag Archives | TED

Rosalinde Torres _TED Talk

What Makes a Great Leader

Chances are you do what is comfortable. But that’s not what makes you successful. What makes you successful is actually to live in the tension of discomfort. If you do that, then you’d be willing to peek around the corner to see that thing(s) that will “disrupt” your work / industry / marketplace. You’d be  More

Jane McGonigal Hearts Nilofer Merchant

The “Trick” to Calm Your Speaker Nerves

Lift one corner of your mouth up. Then lift the other corner up. There. You have it. An asana, or pose, for how to face the world. It’s also the “trick” speakers use to connect. Earlier this week, I shared with you the backstage story of nervousness just as I was about to give my  More

"god shot" view of Nilofer Merchant speaking at TED2013

TED.com releases talk on Walkntalks

The “Sitting is the Smoking our Generation” TEDtalk airs today on TED.com! I can hardly believe it. People always wonder if speakers are nervous. The question is, with enough practice, does this level of professional speaking ever get easy? I myself have had that question, wondering if I was “the only one” who got super  More

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What is it You Love So Much You’re Willing to Fight for It

Many scoff at Larry Lessig. They say he is an optimist, out of touch with reality. But what is it that is said about the people who ultimately change the world?  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”- Ghandi Larry Lessig, if you don’t already know  More

Savor This Moment

It is so easy to keep push, push, pushing. Well, not easy, really. Maybe the better word is conditioned. Through each achievement (or like, or tweet), there’s a rush of dopamine in the human system, that signals, “things are good”. Which creates a biofeedback loop to keep doing more of the same. As in, as  More

Nilofer Merchant, Management Thinker, Feature Story of HBR Magazine, April 2013

Lessons from when TED Lost Control of Its Crowd:

Today, Harvard Business Review’s (the premier management magazine in the world) magazine for April was released. (Check out the upper corner, because this is fun news to share!) One of the featured 3,000-word articles is on Leading in the Social Era. It’s entitled, When TED Lost Control of it’s Crowd. In this article, I discuss  More