My DO Lectures Talk from 2018

Exactly a year ago I gave my most personal talk, sharing my spiritual journey as an entrepreneur and as a mom. I writing this from the DO Lectures 2019. I came back to this magical place, to just attend and soak it all in. No other event has ever touched me as much as DO.

Sleep Is Your Superpower

I need no convincing to sleep.

The Anti-CEO Playbook

SO MUCH YES! This talk by Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya resonates so deeply.

Amy Padnani: Overlooked Obituaries

New York Times digital editor Amy Padnani talked about Overlooked, a series telling the stories of remarkable people who never received an obit in their publication.

People > Craft

I keep coming back to this brief talk by Larry Legend. Reminding me that People > Craft.

The History of Human Emotions

This talk by Tiffany Watt Smith is a beautiful insight into the history of human emotions.

People Matter, Real Life Matters

This vulnerable talk by Grace Bonney hit me in the heart. In it she speaks on the last 15 years of running Design*Sponge and why 2019 will be her final year. She unpacks the noteworthy lessons she’s learned along the way and what truly matters even in this digital age.

Being an Advocate for Love

Beautiful talk by poet and author Cleo Wade.

Oliver Jeffers Speaking at CreativeMornings

A few months back, the remarkable Oliver Jeffers spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC, telling us about his new book, why he became more political in his art, and why we need to take care of this world. Worth a listen.

How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative

Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert is my all-time favorite. It’s my go to when I need grounding and centering. I had *no* idea what happened leading up to the concert. As he arrived at the concert hall he noticed that the piano was out of tune. He was livid and said he couldn’t play. But he had empathy for the organizers and decided to conquer the challenge. Absolutely inspiring. He flipped a seemingly impossible situation. AIt became the most successful solo jazz album in history! Wonderful!

My Most Personal Talk To Date

Tina Roth-Eisenberg – new title from The Do Lectures on Vimeo.

This summer, attending the Do Lectures in Wales, I gave the most personal talk of my life. I talk about my divorce and my spiritual journey as an entrepreneur. I admit, I am a bit nervous sharing this. Deep breaths.

The Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts

I was lucky enough to experience this talk here in NYC, a few weeks ago, at a TED Salon. I walked away completely mesmerized by this glimpse into a world I didn’t even know existed. Thank you Alex Rosenthal for lifting the veil on one of the world’s most complex puzzle hunts, the MIT Mystery Hunt.

The Beauty of Not Knowing

I got to experience this talk live, this past summer at the wonderful Do Lectures. Thank you internet for letting me watch it again. Duke is a wonderful human. Such a beautiful concept of embracing the beauty of not knowing but recognizing it feeling right.

The Joy of Singing

I have seen James Sills do his choir leading magic multiple times. It’s utterly heart opening. And now I want to start a choir with heart-forward humans in Brooklyn.

Shannon Lee speaking at CreativeMornings/NYC

Last month’s CreativeMornings theme was Chaos and we had the honor to have Shannon Lee fly in from Los Angeles and share her story.

In her open talk, Shannon Lee shares how she dealt with chaos in her life through healing and learning from her father’s timeless philosophies.

What a lot of people don’t know is that Bruce Lee was not just a martial art master but a deep philosopher. Some of my favorite quotes are by him. He was a deep soul. I am grateful Shannon is making sure her father’s philosophies are spreading and live on.

20 minutes well spent.

Send One Scary Email

“Send one scary email today. A scary email is sending an email to someone who has no reason to say yes to what I’m asking or who will certainly reject me. If you got one, send it. Start and start small.”
Amena Brown

Seven Principles for Belonging

The Art of Community by Charles Vogl is the first book to distill principles from 3,000 years of spiritual traditions for leaders to create belonging in any organization, field or movement. It is written to support mission driven leadership.

Tips for a Creative Life by David Hieatt

David Hieatt, co-founder of The Do Lectures, spoke at their daughter’s Teen Do Conference in 2017. Love his message to this room of teenagers: Stop Caring What Other People Think.

An Honest Look at The Personal Finance Crisis

Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.

My Recent 99u Talk

A few weeks ago I gave my second 99u talk, at their 10th anniversary conference here in NYC. And I am happy to see they just made it public for everyone to watch. In fact, they released all of the talks. So many good ones! Dive in!

Understanding the Teenage Brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

The Original Lifehackers

In this CreativeMornings talk, Liz Jackson, founder of The Disabled List, talks about the misconceptions around disability and shares practical tips on how to design with disability, not for it. This is an important talk.

One Confetto

“One confetto — which happens to be the singular of confetti, in case you were wondering –isn’t very joyful, but multiply it, and you have a handful of one of the most joyful substances on the planet.”
Ingrid Fetell

The Era of Blind Faith in Data Must End

“Algorithms don’t make things fair. They repeat our past practices, our patterns. They automate the status quo.”

Interesting and timely talk by Cathy O’Neil, a data skeptic.