Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
Modern work -- from waiting tables to crunching numbers to dreaming up new products -- is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly, in brand-new ways. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of processes and sign-offs and internal metrics keeps us from doing our best. He offers a new way to think of work -- as a collaboration, not a competition.
In a special TED Talk, "The game that can give you 10 extra years of life," Dr. Jane McGonigal speaks about how her struggle to overcome the effects of a crippling concussion eventually led her to create SuperBetter.