By now, if you spend any time on the Internet, you’ve heard of TED Talks. But who or what is TED? The Victor crew set out on a fact-finding mission to see what it is all about.

TED is a nonprofit that is devoted to spreading ideas. This is usually done in the form of short 18 minute talks. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. The topics range from science to business, to global issues in more than 100 languages. TED started in 1984 as a conference.

There is a separate TEDx Program to help communities, organizations, or individuals to spark conversations in a TED-like manner. These TED events may screen TED Talk videos or have live presenters or both. These are independently coordinated under a free TED license. You must also follow the TEDx Rules in order to call it a TED event.

There is a full library of TED Talks you can listen to. You search by topic, language, or length. You can also listen through their app or through Roku on your TV.

Jody Victor

Beliefs for Success

In an article by Dharmesh Shah, Founder and CTO of HubSpot, states that people act on their core beliefs. Here are some beliefs of successful people:

  1. They believe they don’t have to wait to be “selected.” They can simply select themselves.
  2. They believe being the first matters less than being the best.
  3. They believe success seems predictable only in hindsight.
  4. They believe personal success comes from service, not selfishness.
  5. They believe in doing a few things no one else is willing to do.
  6. They believe that the depth of their network is more important than the breadth.
  7. They believe ideas are important … but execution is everything.
  8. They believe leadership is earned, not given.
  9. They believe in paying it forward.
  10. They believe they will make their own history.

Read his full article here.