Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.
“You Can’t Win if You Quit” by Bob Proctor is a talk about what can happen and how much you can achieve when you truly believe in yourself and your ability to get what you really want.
Dr. Eric Thomas’s, “Everybody has Sight, But Very Few People Have Vision”, talks about the importance of showing up, never giving up and having a vision for your life if you want to accomplish big things.
“This is Water” by David Foster Wallace, is a 2005 commencement speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College.
“The Fringe Benefits of Failure” By J.K. Rowling, was originally delivered as the commencement address at Harvard University on June 5, 2008. The full title of this speech is “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination”.
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“You’ve Got To Find What You Love” By Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks, including death itself. This is Steve Jobs commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University on June 12, 2005.
In this Princeton University graduation address, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes the case that our character is reflected not in the gifts we’re endowed with at birth, but by the choices we make over the course of a lifetime.