It is becoming an increasingly popular trend in Silicon Valley to place failure on a pedestal. According to author Tim Ferriss, the phrase “fail fast, fail forward” has become a motto, and he is concerned that fetishizing failure as something harmless that only leads upwards can actually be dangerous or deadly in some industries. Instead, Ferriss
Investor, advisor and author Tim Ferriss says that often times the smartest questions are the “dumbest” — the ones that no one asks because they are afraid of being shamed. In a world where everyone is afraid of looking stupid, a lot of basic improvements and ideas get missed for fear of embarrassment. Through several anecdotes amassed
Tim Ferriss is an old hand at goal setting. However, many people let fear hold them back when setting their own goals. In this video, Tim dives into how to set down the fears that you might have and come up with strategies to counter those fears.
In this video, Sarah Robb O’Hagan discusses some of the experiences and revelations that she had while working on her book, Extreme You. Among the most impactful realizations is how many of the most amazingly successful people who, having achieved the “pinnacle” of a field (such as getting an Olympic gold medal), are never truly satisfied.
Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, discusses the qualities of effective leadership and identifies some of the questions that every leadership should regularly ask themselves.
In this video, Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer with The New Yorker magazine and author of four New York Times bestselling books, discusses what separates “geniuses” from the rest. In addition to putting in countless hours of work, Gladwell highlights the importance of being proactive, learning to deal with the inner critic that causes people to
Finding Opportunity Where Others Think It’s Impossible In this video for Big Think Edge, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, talks about how opportunity isn’t based on “disruption for the sake of it.” While Musk has shaken the foundations of numerous industries—from payment transactions and automotive manufacturing, to energy and space exploration—the driving
Summary Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, discusses the necessity of making time for yourself and avoiding burnout in achieving lasting, long-term success; whether you’re working for a company or building your own business.
Summary Shane Battier, a famous sports commentator once recognized as “the 7th smartest athlete in American pro sports” by The Sporting News, shares his insights about advanced analytics and how they helped him be a better basketball player.
Summary Salman Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, discusses the story of how he was inspired to create a software-based learning tool that would teach others subjects like Math, World History, Art, and more.