Tag Archives: TED

You will fail to have a great career unless…

You’re going to fail at having a good career, Larry Smith says passionately. Why? Because there are now only either great jobs or high-stress, blood-sucking, soul-destroying jobs – no “good” ones. If you want a great career, you have to peruse your passion and dreams. Yet, so many people decide not to do this, despite countless desires to do so. This talk, both funny and blunt from TEDxUW, Larry Smith “pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail…

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TEDxToronto: Calling ideas into action

“An idea without any action behind it merely stays as an idea.” After downloading the podcasts and being shown the talks in various courses at school, for the first time, I was able to attend a TED event in-person. My application was selected to attend TEDxToronto in September. The theme was A Call to Action, which felt like a great fit as we just personally hosted a conference named “Called to Action” for students last year. Thousands watched online from across Canada and beyond, and it was…

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Bill Gates working on helping the world

TweetAs most of the world knows, Bill Gates stepped down from daily operations at Microsoft to focus on the Gates Foundation about a year ago. Gates is working hard on major global issues of Education and Healthcare. Instead of spreading money over many, many causes, he focuses on these key factors and is a huge believer in education. On healthcare, he believes that by 2025 people will not have to die from Malaria, which is currently a leading cause of death in the developing world.…

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The power of taking time off

In Think Tank class, Zahra was thinking about relaxation and how much we should value really taking time off. In school, we tend to be extremely busy and don’t have a lot of time to truly relax and take time to pursue our own independent projects to their full extent. When asked, only a fraction of the class had actually did what it was they wanted in the past few weeks (e.g. go a for a walk in the leaves, make sushi, write a letter). We…

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