TED Talks: The Way We Think about Work Is Broken by Barry Schwartz

TED Talks video description: What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It’s time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.

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TED Talks: How to Find Work You Love by Scott Dinsmore

TED Talks video description: Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.

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TED Talks: Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling by Emilie Wapnick

TED Talks video description: What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have…

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TED Talks: How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed by Daniel Levitin

TED Talks video description: You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful…

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Stanford University: Education Reimagined by Sal Khan

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, discusses elements for a new vision for education. While offering examples of how his organization is bringing disruptive approaches to traditional learning experiences, Khan touches on the early days starting Khan Academy and the power of collaboration in creating…

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Stanford University: An Emphasis on Excellence by Morris Chang

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Morris Chang, founding chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, reflects on his journey of bringing revolutionary changes to his industry, in conversation with Stanford President John Hennessy. Chang also touches on discovering new business models, his thoughts on leadership, and the importance of gratitude in one’s career.

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Stanford University: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, shares some of his formative career experiences and offers a glimpse inside the working culture of Disney and Pixar. In conversation with Stanford Professor Bob Sutton, Catmull offers additional insights from his book, Creativity, Inc., including lessons learned…

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Stanford University: Crazy is a Compliment by Linda Rottenberg

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of Endeavor Global, shares smart lessons for cutting an entrepreneurial path in a turbulent world. Touching on elements from her upcoming book, Crazy is a Compliment, Rottenberg unpacks insights from Endeavor’s work driving entrepreneurship in emerging markets around the world.

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Stanford University: The Road to IPO by Geoff Donaker

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: Yelp COO Geoff Donaker steps through the big questions and challenges faced in taking a company public. Donaker discusses working with bankers, developing a road show for investors, and many of the issues of pricing and timing faced by Yelp in the run up to their public offering…

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Stanford University: Do Something You Love by Leah Busque

Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner video stated description: TaskRabbit Founder and CEO Leah Busque tells how a need for dog food on a snowy night in Boston turned into a rapidly growing venture connecting people in neighborhoods around the country. Busque also explains the value of sharing your idea freely and the importance of cultivating an…

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