Career Choices by TED

TED Talks never fail to put me in a good mood. Launched in 1984, it stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The site contains fascinating facts with one goal: to spread ideas that would ultimately change the world.

At TED, there’s always something for everyone, and we have come up with 3 TED talks that addresses one of the most important aspect of our lives. Our Career.

Kare Anderson


Source: TED

Public speaking hasn’t always been a walk in the park for Kare Anderson. In this segment, Emmy-winning former NBC reporter, Kare Anderson, shared with the audience that she was diagnosed as phobically shy when she was a kid. A quality that’s unfortunately often frowned upon in our society.Listen to Anderson’s tips as her introverted perspective is a breath of fresh air and worth a listen.

Bonus: you might also want to check out Susan Cain’s The Power of Introverts.

What she said: “It’s not just the first opportunity that you do with somebody else that’s probably your greatest, as an institution or an individual. It’s after you’ve had that experience and you trust each other. It’s the unexpected things that you devise later on you never could have predicted.”

Watch it here.

Sarah Lewis


Source: TED

Back on March 2014, Art Historian Sarah Lewis shared an excellent speech on embracing the role of the almost-failure and the near win in our lives. Titled ‘Embrace The Near Win’, the thought-provoking discussion on Success versus Mastery is nothing short of spectacular. Whether we like it or not, at the end of the day, not everyone’s a winner — and that’s okay. Eloquent and profound, this TED Talk is a wake-up call.

What she said: “We build out of the unfinished idea, even if that idea is our former self. This is the dynamic of mastery. Coming close to what you thought you wanted can help you attain more than you ever dreamed you could.”

Watch it here.

Mike Rowe


Source: NPR

Mike Rowe is one cool dude. Who here remembers the life advice he gave to a fan? It’s priceless. In this segment, the Dirty Jobs host talks about his views on the nature of hard work and how it’s often overlooked in our society. Rowe’s speech is witty and a little gory — at one point, he talked about lamb castration. But more importantly, it makes you think. Hands down, this is one of the must-watch videos for every generation.

What he said: “… clean and dirty aren’t opposites. They’re two sides of the same coin, just like innovation and imitation, like risk and responsibility, like peripetia and anagnorisis…”

Watch it here.


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