Blogging with a full time job can sometimes cause some schedule conflicts. This week, you may notice a slight delay in my postings as I am particularly busy with a pressing project at work. I did get caught up during the easter weekend as well and didn’t get as much of an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming week as I had hoped.
That said, don’t be disheartened, I will get back to a regular posting schedule by the next weekend. In the meantime, I will share some insightful videos with you.
You’ll notice as with many of my posts, I try to share videos that are inspirational and thoughtful. Please enjoy!
Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come from
This is another TED Talks video. I always enjoy watching these talks. They encompass a large variety of ideas from many segments of society.
In this talk, Steven Johnson explains his thoughts on where good ideas come from. He reviews the process of evolution from taking an old concept and re-formulating it into an idea that solves a current problem.
This is an interesting talk as it mimics exactly what we do as bloggers blogging about blogging. Yes, this is a talk about marketing a talk about marketing.
Ok, confused yet? Morgan Spurlock talks about marketing in this TED Talk. In the process he explains how he offered up his own talk for sponsorship.
Virtually everything on TV, video, and film is sponsored by an advertiser. Morgan Spurlock speaks in this talk about making a completely sponsored film all about sponsorship. In a humorous and ironic demonstration, he was even able to get his talk sponsored.
Watching his talk gave me a slight sense of deja vu as I think about my ongoing journey of blogging about blogging and making money online.
I hope you find this video as enjoyable, entertaining and insightful as I do.
Steve Jobs Talks about Connecting the Dots, Love and Death at College
Steve Jobs gave a commencement speech at Stanford a few years back. In the speech, he talks about his life and gives 3 stories to inspire.
Though he is a college dropout, he discusses the importance of connecting the dots from the college classes he audited after dropping out and the profound affect those classes had on the development of the Mac 10 years later.
Of love, he talks about loving what you do. He tells a story of love lost and found again and how love laid the foundation for his success.
Finally, he talks about life and death. The great motivator and how a brush with death drove home the message for him to live each day as if it were his last.