Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.
Definitely a new favorite on my long list of TED talks.
Love your blog and this video.
Thanks for sharing. Keep up the excellent work! ;-)
Sep 27th, 2010 / 1:29 am
Excelent presentation, thank you very very much.
Sep 27th, 2010 / 2:01 am
What about a list of your favourite TED Talks? :)
Sep 27th, 2010 / 7:19 am
Yes, Simon is an inspiring speaker, and his workshop at 99% was really great! ;)
Sep 27th, 2010 / 8:12 am
list! list! list!
Sep 27th, 2010 / 9:12 am
Oh, that’s a great idea Michael and Michael – a list of your favourite TED talks would be awesome!! Or should I say super guat! :)
Sep 27th, 2010 / 11:30 am
Its so simple and so true!
I like these as well ;)
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/david_griffin_on_how_photography_connects.html (the leopard seals story is one of my all-time favorites – full story here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxa6P73Awcg)
Sep 27th, 2010 / 12:44 pm
Terrific. Its definitely on my list now.
Sep 27th, 2010 / 1:20 pm
I love TED. And I’m not afraid to admit it. BTW, a list of favorites would be cool (super guat.)
Sep 27th, 2010 / 3:28 pm
A great video! Thank you for embedding it.
Sep 27th, 2010 / 6:15 pm
Sep 28th, 2010 / 3:33 pm
Thank you very much for this inspiring video. It fits very well into what I have been learning the past year and reminded me very strongly of my own inner calling. That you for re-awakening me because I somehow forgot about the most important question in life…the question that makes life worthwile. <3
Oct 5th, 2010 / 7:10 am
Langley and those who were lined up to buy an iPhone to have it first. I don’t see so many differences: they both wanted to be first, they both got money.
And, just fussing around: Is marketing so strong as a believe in something high as doctor King? was the speech in Washington just the result of a strategy? or just because it comes up while I write, is it safe to talk about Apple as they talk about a religion? Isn’t simplification dangerous sometime, even if you have to end a presentation in 20 minutes?
I am not religious and I am not cynic, I am not a fan of Apple and I use an iPhone, I am not black and I am not Saxon, I love flying and i cannot drive planes. I mean, I love TED Talks, and I do agree with almost all what Sinek talks about, but sometime ‘the way you do things’ is so strong I hardly can see ‘what you actually do’.
Oct 27th, 2010 / 5:29 pm