‘The best TED Talks are the ones that can plant seeds in your heart, which later grow into fruitful, life-altering changes. Here at MakeUseOf, we love TED Talks. We’ve done roundups before on talks related to creativity and inspiration, motivation and mental blocks, and brain psychology. Well, we have a few more for you to enjoy.
‘These videos will provide insight into social psychology. Who are you? Why are you the way you are? What can we do to improve human interaction? Obviously these are deep topics but these talks are dense and good food for thought…’
Why Following your Passion is a Bad Advice
‘American culture is obsessed with the idea that we need to find our “passion” in order to be happy and successful. But there’s a problem: “It’s an astonishingly bad piece of advice,” says best-selling author Cal Newport. We have no pre-existing passion. Instead, passion is found by first building a rare and valuable talent and using it to take control of your career path. In other words, be so good and work so hard that no one can ignore you…’
How to Network for Business
This is also applicable for personal development
‘“I’m going to meet people who I might be able to get some business from” or “There will be a lot of potential business opportunities at this event,” etc?
‘That mindset is wrong. It’s inherently selfish. That’s why your networking attempts are failing and fruitless.
‘Stop thinking of your local business events as “networking opportunities” and start thinking of them as opportunities to help people. Be a giver, not a taker. Change your mindset from a selfish one to an unselfish one. It’ll come back around, trust me.
If you can provide a benefit or helping hand to someone, they’ll remember that down the road when they actually need your services…’
‘A phone app that allows people to post anonymous messages that will be read by their friends or friends of friends. Posts also feature a comments section that is also anonymous.
‘The app of the same name — Secret — put that on display earlier on Thursday after a post to the anonymous social network asserted that popular note-taking application Evernote was about to be acquired.
‘Various Twitter users posted the message, which also made its way to the comments of a Valleywag post about Secret.
‘The note eventually came to the attention of Evernote CEO Phil Libin, who felt compelled to deny the notion…’