SilkRoad's Blog
Jul 18, 2013

Want to Change Your Life?

By Thomas Boyle

I was super excited this week to find out Mashable.com had named one of our favorite speakers, Dan Pink, number #6 on their List of 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life.” His presentation, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” is something everyone should see. It will change the way you look at motivating yourself and your workforce.  Dan recently spoke on similar topics  at our annual global user event, SilkRoad Connections, and it was amazing!

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In reviewing the full list, I found several others that I really connected with.  One in particular was number 11 by  Simon Sinek, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.”  Simon  has created a  formula for how companies can position themselves more effectively.  In his video he talks about the difference between Apple and Dell and how they market their products. Simon makes a compelling, even scientific case, that people don’t buy WHAT you do, but WHY you do it. It’s a really great video that anyone in business could benefit from.

Of course this article led me down the path of other life changes and inspirational video favorites like “The “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7zzQpvoYcQ.  I also ran across a  new favorite on the lighter side of things, Tom Thum, who does things with his mouth that only Police Academy’s ‘Man of 10,000 Noises,’ Michael Winslow, could top.

Tell us what videos changed your life or maybe just made you laugh out loud!

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