Sunday, November 29, 2009

Buffett and Gates at Columbia Town Hall Meeting

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both attended a Town Hall meeting hosted by Columbia University and CNBC to discuss the economy, business and the future of America. It is rare that we get the opportunity to listen to two of our generation’s most successful businessmen, so I thought this was worthy of inclusion to Great Talks.

The advice and words of wisdom that they share is priceless, especially during a time where many are driven by fear and the future does not seem as bright for a lot of people. Watch this and regain confidence in our future. Enjoy


Click here for full transcript courtesy of CNBC.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Women In Technology

For all the women in technology out there. Check this out.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Winning Advice from Jack Welch (Former C.E.O. of G.E.)

As a leader, it is no longer about you, it is about the people you are managing.~ Jack Welch

Great advice about being a great manager and running one of the greatest businesses in the world.

1. What are the traits you look for in people who became your key players?

I look for people who are smarter than me, people will energy, people who can get it done, people with edge and people who have passion.

2. How do you differentiate employees?

A leader’s obligation is to let everyone know where they stand in the organization. You praise the top 20%, the middle 70% knows how they can improve to get higher and you never forget them because they are a critical part of the organization, and the bottom 10% you tell them it is time for you to move on; it is not firing them, but allowing them to pursue something that they will enjoy or be better at. Most of them generally leave on their own.

3. What about employees who have bad bosses?

Employees need to first look at themselves. You can’t be a victim. Employees need to take charge of their lives.

See the rest of his advice in the video below.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Life = Risk

Famous failures….Life = Risk

This is a great video. Don’t ever let anyone tell you what your limits are in life. The only obstacle is your own mind. Believe that you can achieve anything you want, and it will manifest; I guarantee it.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Michael Jordan’s Take on Failure


“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games,
26 times I have been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed,
I have failed over and over and over again in my life,
And that is why, I succeed.”


Michael Jordan is one of the best basketball players to ever play the game; also one of the best athletes and has one of the most respected brands in the world. I love his take on failure. It tells us that we have to be persistent, get up after we fall, and continue doing what we love doing. Failing only makes you stronger and you cannot succeed without first having failed. It allows you to overcome that barrier; the fear of taking risks. It is fear itself that prevents us from reaching full potential; the fear of failing.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A New View of Human Capacity

Sir Ken Robinson makes and entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating and education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. In his lecture, he provides stories about people who connected with their true nature by pursuing their passions, not conforming to the robotic, programmatic ideals of a society that was designed for the Industrial age. This lecture definitely adds a lot of value and anyone that feels disconnected, dissatisfied or works with children should listen to this.

Click here for Other lectures

Enjoy and tell me what you think.