TED Talk Tuesday: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes by Andy Puddicombe

We all know that everyone is always so busy with creating and designing something new.

In a fast paced world, 10 minutes is worth a lot. Everyone is so busy with trying to keep up with what they need to do. We never just actually stop.

Don’t you feel like you need to take a break sometimes from all the noise and electronics? In this less than 10 minute TED Talk, Andy Puddicombe talks about the importance and science behind meditation.

Who is Andy Puddicombe?
Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk who is a writer for The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and co-founder of Headspace. He believes in meditation for a healthier mind, body, and lifestyle, and that is what Headspace tries to help you to find 10 minutes to do. If you are not someone who meditates on a daily basis, the app teaches you how to do it!

TED Talk Tuesday: The visual magic of comics by Scott McCloud

With the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International only a little bit over a month away, it is only fitting that we recommend this TED Talk to you!

In this TED Talk, Scott McCloud talks about the interesting things regarding the illustrations in comics. He digs deep into not only the technical terms, but also in the way that humans perceive things.

Why do we see images and interpret them the way we do?

Find out more in this TED Talk!

Who is Scott McCloud?

Scott McCloud is actually a comic artist himself! He wrote the book titled Understanding Comics, which is a comic book about comics and has been translated in over 13 languages. He coined the term “infinite canvas”, which is one of the main terms that he describes comics. He is definitely a favorite of many celebrity comic artists. If you are going to the San Diego Comic Con International this year, Scott McCloud will be there!

TED Talk Tuesday: Try something new for 30 days by Matt Cutts

Most of us have probably heard of things called 30 day challenges, where the challenge is to do something everyday for 30 days. It might be to take a photo of yourself or wake up one minute earlier everyday.

In this talk, Matt Cutts talks about how 30 days is just enough time to add or remove a habit from your life. He suggests that you should try something that you’ve always wanted to do and add it to your routine and see how it feels. His reasoning is that 30 days will pass by anyway, so why not do something useful with it?

Who is Matt Cutts?

Matt Cutts might sound like a familiar name to you. He is an engineer at Google who specializes in Search Engine Optimization, better known as SEO. He helps webmasters fix their websites so that they are search engine friendly and is very much against link spam.

Learn more about Matt Cutts:

Website:http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/about-me/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mattcutts

TED Talk Tuesday: 8 Secrets to Success by Richard St. John

Everyone wants to become successful, but do you know what are the traits that lead people to become successful? Do you know the habits that people have to develop in order to reach their definition of success?

In this 3 minute TED Talk, Richard St. John explains what he narrows down to are the 8 secrets to success. He interviewed 500 TED speakers over the span of 7 years in order to create this 3 minute slideshow!

Who is Richard St. John?

Richard St. John is an author and marketer. He is the author of The 8 Traits Successful People have in Common: 8 to Be Great. You can visit his website here: http://www.richardstjohn.com.

TED Talk Tuesday: Everything is a remix by Kirby Ferguson

Kirby Ferguson - Everything's A Remix

Kirby Ferguson – Everything’s A Remix

Why should you watch this video?

Have you ever looked at a design and thought… “Hmmm… I think I’ve seen this before.” Well maybe you have, but in a different form. After all, creativity is often inspired by a design that already exists!

In this TED Talk, Kirby Ferguson explains that many things involving creativity is a remix. Whether it is songs being written or technological design, the creative process involves taking old ideas and creating new things out of the old.

Who is Kirby Ferguson?

Kirby Ferguson describes himself as a Filmmaker and a Remixer. He created the four-part video series called Everything is a Remix which you can find on his website here. You can also find him on Twitter.

Kirby Ferguson pushes for the idea that those who do not intentionally copy something should have protection, the same way that a copyright protects original works.

TED Talk Tuesday: 4 lessons in creativity by Julie Burstein

Julie Burstein in her TED Talk

Julie Burstein in her TED Talk

Whether you’re a wedding photographer or an invitation designer, everyone goes through some sort of struggle in the creative process, and CatPrint wants to help you get through that!

In this TED Talk, Julie Burstein talks about finding and embracing the spark. She gives examples of four artists who had to let go in order to create. She provides stories and insights from:

Who is Julie Burstein?

Julie Burstein is the creator of Studio 360, which is a Public Radio International Show. She is the author of Spark: How Creativity Works. She spends a lot of her time speaking to all types of artists and their creative processes, which you can find on her blog at http://www.pursuitofspark.com/.

You can always view our previously chosen TED Talks from TED Talk Tuesdays.

TED Talk Tuesday: 10 top time-saving tech tips by David Pogue

CatPrint wants to make sure that you are being as productive as you can to accomplish your goals!

Why Should You Watch This?

People tend to assume that everyone knows these 10 tech tricks in this 5 minute video by David Pogue. If you want to save more time when texting or reading on the computer, watch this quick productivity hack video and make sure you take some notes!

Who is David Pogue?

David Pogue is a writer, columnist, and correspondent for CBS News. He writes for the New York Times as a columnist for technology. He is the author of many For Dummies books and also has his own line of books called The Missing Manual series.

http://www.poguepress.com/

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html

TED Talk Tuesday: 5 ways to kill your dreams by Bel Pesce

Achieving a goal is an easy task, right? No? Of course not!

Often time, people like to dream big but not do much about it. More people like to think about achieving a goal rather than doing it.

CatPrint wants to make sure that you’re constantly rejuvenated with inspiration and pushing towards your goals!

Why Should You Watch This?

In this short TED Talk, Bel Pesce outlines the five reasons that she believes is the cause for people not achieving their dreams. These five reasons are a lot more common than you think! She debunks the beliefs that she sees a lot of people believing in. Hopefully you’re not doing or believing in any of the five things right now that are killing your dreams. But if you are, it’s time to change your views!

Who is Bel Pesce?

Bel Pesce is the author of The Brazilian Girl from Silicon Valley, Superheroes: WANTED and The Girl from Silicon Valley 2. She has worked for big technology companies like Microsoft and Google and launched multiple startups. She has also opened a school called FazINOVA in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her goal is to inspire others to continuously strive towards their dreams to achieve them.

http://en.belpesce.com/

TED Talk Tuesday: How to Manage for Collective Creativity by Linda Hill

Why Should You Watch This?

TEAMWORK!

In this talk, Linda Hill pushes for collective creativity for problem solving instead of trying to prove who was more right than the other. She also explains as to why great leadership isn’t exactly what drives innovation, but rather, innovation drives great leadership instead. She studied 16 innovation leaders within 12 different industries, and she shares what she learned in this talk about the journey of collaborative problem solving. Some of the main examples that she mentions is when she was studying how Pixar creates their movies, and how Google was able to problem solve through collective creativity rather than trying to compete.


Who is Linda Hill?

Linda Hill is a Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In 2014, she co-authored Collective Genus: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation with Greg Bandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback. She had spent many years travelling and studying various workplace leaders. This is a book filled with inspirational stories about multiple leaders who are able to continuously lead innovation.

http://collectivegeniusbook.com/

Harvard Business School Faculty Profile

TED Talk Tuesday: Doodler’s Unite! by Sunni Brown

Why Should You Watch This?

Have you ever doodled before? Doodle as in draw little cartoon stick figure humans or writing your crush’s name with a heart around it in your notebook even though you’re supposed to be taking notes in Algebra class back in school? Some of us even do it now when we’re in lecture halls in college or even company board meetings coming up with random ideas. Some studies even show that creating sketches while taking notes makes us understand things better. But more often than not we feel like we did something wrong when we are caught doodling.

We’re always looking at graphs and numbers; but what about images?

That’s where Sunni Brown comes in. Brown makes the argument that doodling is good for you! It boosts your visual thinking, creativity, and helps with productivity in the long run.

Sunni Brown - Dell's Drive to Innovation

Sunni Brown – Dell’s Drive to Innovation

Who is Sunni Brown?

Known as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business”, Sunni Brown is the owner of a consultancy called SB Ink. She specializes in visual thinking and how doodling and visual imagery can help corporations. She strives to bring visualization into the work place, having developed a method called Gamestorming.

Learn more about Sunni Brown:

http://sunnibrown.com/

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