I found it interesting that two people responded to the post by sending me a link to a TED talk — that kind of thing happens often, and it’s a real testament to what TED, as an organization, has built. Of course, I watched both TED talks and loved them, so I thought I’d share them with you today. I think you’ll find them challenging, insightful, and inspiring.
First, Nathan Smith brings us this talk from Barry Schwartz on “the paradox of choice.” While we think of the freedom to choose as essential to our quality of life, Schwartz explores the ways in which choices detract from our lives. (You can see how that fits with the Dell Dilemma, right?)
Next, Trey Hill brings us this talk from Simon Sinek on the way “great leaders inspire action” by focusing on Why? before What? His excellent examples range from Apple to the Wright brothers to Martin Luther King, all of which demonstrate a key insight into why people choose what they choose.
There you have it. I hope you enjoyed those as much as I did. And if you have a favorite TED talk, please share the link in the comments.
Scott McClellan is the Editor of Echo Hub and the Director of Echo Conference. You can follow him on Twitter: @scottmcclellan.