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Video Review for Essentialism by Greg McKeown


This is video review for Essentialism by Greg McKeown, produced by Callibrain.

Video Book Review for Mindset by Carol Dweck (Stanford University)

This is video review for Mindset by Carol Dweck, produced by Callibrain.

Video Review for The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

This is video review for The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, produced by Callibrain.

Essentialism-The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown, Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Taking inspiration from legendary designer Dieter Ram’s philosophy of “less but better”, McKeown outlines an antidote in his book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, which features practical tips on how to figure out what’s most important, eliminate the trivial, and establish routines for effortless execution. McKeown earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of… Read More ›

Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets (Carol Dweck, Stanford UniversityO

Dr. Carol Dweck discusses Dwecks groundbreaking book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. One of the leading researchers in the field of motivation, Dweck explains why being smart and talented doesnt always add up to success. What is a fixed mindset, and why should you avoid it?

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (Animated Book Summary)

An animated book summary of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman.

Shawn Achor (Harvard University) on happiness as a competitive advantage

Happiness and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor talked about his research of (mostly unhappy) Harvard students. Achor’s research indicates that only ten percent of our happiness is shaped by our external world; ninety percent is influenced by our internal perspective. In studying high-achieving Harvard students, Achor realized that one common mistake we make is thinking… Read More ›

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Animated Book Summary)

Learn essential communication skills in this animated book summary of How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Daniel Goleman: What makes a leader?

A synthesis The main ideas of the book ‘What makes a leader’, by Daniel Goleman (author of ‘Emotional intelligence’).  

Shawn Achor (Harvard University): happiness inspires productivity

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School) On Truth, God and Personal Courage

The Harvard Business School professor and author of “How Will You Measure Your Life?” talks about how he dealt with getting cancer, a heart attack and stroke—all in 3 years, and how religion and science are not incompatible at all.

Richard St. John: “Success is a continuous journey”

Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.

Katty Kay | Confidence is a Choice

A nice story about gaining self-confidence.

Create a Life with Purpose–Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School)

Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, discusses his new book and explains why it’s essential to follow your commitments 100% of the time.

Leadership Takes Humility (Tim Westergreen, Co-founder Pandora)

Tim Westergreen, co-founder of Pandora, explains why leadership takes humility (Harvard Business Review).

Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking

People aren’t just cooking anymore — they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for — gasp — “monotasking.” His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.

The Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices

Here’s a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that’s because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for… Read More ›

Daniel Goleman: The Importance of Downtime

Best-selling author Daniel Goleman discusses how regular periods of rest throughout the school day help the brain learn more efficiently.  

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed

Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down?

Sherry Turkle on the merits of ‘unitasking’

Sherry Turkle, author of “Alone Together”, argues that society needs to move away from multitasking in favor of ‘unitasking’ in this video from The Economist’s Human Potential summit on September 14-15th 2011 in New York City.

The Path to Discovering Your Talents and Passions (Ken Robinson)

Ken Robinson outlines the path to “finding your element” — the environment and set of activities that will activate your unique abilities, sustain your happiness, and enable you to live your best possible life.

Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

n this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter… Read More ›

Clarifying Your Personal Values

Your personal values are a valuable guide for every decision you make.

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan: Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses

When it comes to improving your life and your career, it is essential to be able to properly evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan: The Value of the Failure Story

Robert Kaplan advises people to write down the story of their failures in order to make themselves aware of them.

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan: The Importance of Building Strong Relationships

When it comes to improving your life and your career, it is essential to be able to properly evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. In the age of social media we might have large networks but few if any real relationships.

True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence (Tom Morris)

Tom Morris has become one of the most active public philosophers in the world due to his unusual ability to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present.

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan: Define Your Own Success

Robert Kaplan explains how success is not about meeting someone else’s definition of success, but defining it on your own terms.

Daniel Goleman and George Kohlrieser discuss High Performance Leadership

How can leaders get into the right frame of mind to get positive results? Daniel Goleman spoke with organizational psychologist and IMD professor, George Kohlrieser, about how to get into a positive state of mind.  

Four Steps to Successfully Manage Your Calendar

You need to control your calendar before it starts to control you, says Miquel Lladó. In order to make things happen, rather than have them happen to you, it is essential to strike a balance in your personal and professional calendars and to think in depth about how you go about this. You also need… Read More ›

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