Title : You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours For
The other week I watched 70 hours of TED talks; short, 18-minute talks given by inspirational leaders in the fields of Technology,Entertainment, and Design (TED). I watched 296 talks in total, and I recently went through the list of what I watched, weeded out the crappy and boring talks, and created a list of the 100 best things I learned !
This article isn’t entirely about productivity, but I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two. Here are 100 incredible things I learned watching 70 hours of TED talks last week!
- Studies have shown that what motivates a person the most (in non-factory-type work) ishow much autonomy, mastery, and purpose they have, not how much money they make.
- Playing video gamescan actually make you more productivebecause video games give you more physical, mental, emotional, and social resilience.
- A lot of people aspire to be productive so they can become happier, but happiness has been shown to lead to productivity, not the other way around.
- You don’t have as much attention to give to the world around you as you think.You can’t recall memories while processing new data, you can only process so much information at once, and your attention is easily manipulated (like by magicians).
- Innovative thinking is often a slow and gradual process, not a moment of instant, lightbulb-like inspiration.
- If you want people to remember you, sweat the small stuff.Most companies (and people) do the big stuff right, so sweating the small stuff (like getting the user interfaces on your products right) can really set you apart.
- You have three brain systems for love: lust, romantic love, and attachment. To develop more intimate relationships with your significant other, it’s important to invest in all three.
- When youcreate an environment for your employees that makes them truly happy(instead of just rich), more profits may follow.
- Your office is actually a pretty crappy environment to get work done.In fact, when Jason Fried asked folks where their favorite place to get work done was, almost no one said “in the office”.
- Taking time off can make you a lot more productive, because time away from your work lets you explore, reflect, and come up with better ideas.
- Success isn’t a destination, it’s a continuous journey that’s made up of eight parts: passion, hard work, focus, pushing yourself and others, having great ideas, making constant improvements, serving others, and persistence.