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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Are People With 'Dirty Jobs' The Most Successful?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Follow your passion? It won't make you successful, says Mike Rowe. He believes blue-collar workers, the people who make life possible for the rest of us, are unjustifiably degraded in society today — and might be the most successful people.

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Is Having Grit The Key To Success?

Friday, November 01, 2013

When Angela Duckworth was teaching seventh-graders, she quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. She explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

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How Can Drive Make You A Success?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions.

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Success

Friday, November 01, 2013

Success has become synonymous with financial wealth, influence and status. But can we define success in another way — one that welcomes a broader range of accomplishment? It may not be as obvious as you think. In this hour, TED speakers share ideas for what makes us successful.

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Can You Smile Your Way To Success?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Smile! It just might make you a success. Ron Gutman says your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being.

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What's A Kinder Way To Frame Success?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

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How Does An Islamist Extremist Change His Mind?

Friday, October 25, 2013

For more than a decade, Maajid Nawaz recruited young Muslims to an extreme Islamist group. But while serving time in an Egyptian prison, he went through a complete ideological transformation. He left the group, his friends, his marriage for a new life as a democracy advocate.

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Can Everything Change In An Instant?

Friday, October 25, 2013

When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him paralyzed on his left side. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. Prager tells his story and probes deep questions of identity, self-deception and destiny.

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What Does Electroshock Therapy Feel Like?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sherwin Nuland is a successful surgeon and author known for his bestselling books on the nature of life and death. But 40 years ago, he faced spending the rest of his life in a mental institution. Nuland describes how electroshock therapy gave him a second lease on life.

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What Runs Through Your Mind As Your Plane Is Crashing?

Friday, October 25, 2013

In January 2009, businessman Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York. On the TED stage, Elias tells his story for the first time, including how the crash changed his approach to life, love and family.

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Is 'Patient Capitalism' The Answer To Poverty?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, shares stories of how "patient capitalism" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services and dignity to the world's poor.

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Will The Rest Of The World Catch Up To The West?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Historian Niall Ferguson explains why, when it comes to amassing wealth, it's been the West versus the rest for the past 500 years. He suggests six killer apps that promote wealth, stability and innovation — and are now shareable.

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What Does The Rise Of Super-Fortunes Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Author and politician Chrystia Freeland says economic inequality is growing by leaps and bounds. She charts the rise of today's billionaire plutocrats and wonders what the concentration of wealth means for the rest of us.

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Haves And Have-Nots

Friday, October 18, 2013

Income inequality is at an all-time high between the haves and the have-nots. But can the poverty gap potentially be eliminated? In this hour, TED speakers share some big ideas about inequality and new ways we might achieve prosperity for all.

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What Motivates Us To Collaborate?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Social media guru Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy contributing to the web in our small ways, we're building a better, more cooperative world.

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Can You Code A Better Government?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.

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Why Does Wikipedia Work?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," and gave them tools for collaborating to create a self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.

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Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Software entrepreneur Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his TED talk, he lays out the main problems and offers suggestions to make work work.

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Can You Crowdsource Without Even Knowing It?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Computer programmer Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions done by millions on the Internet for greater good. He put CAPTCHAs, those online puzzles to verify you're not a robot, to work by digitizing books and teaching foreign languages.

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What Are The Clues To A Good Story?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, responsible for Toy Story and WALL-E, shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.

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