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Updated 08/12/2017

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    TED Playlist for "What is Success"
    As of August 12, 2017, the topic is discussed in 11 Lectures consisting of:
 
      -  Sarah Lewis ................... Embrace the near win (11:41)
                                                               At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about
                                                               an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to
                                                               consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of
                                                               success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?
 

      -  Richard St. John ............. 
Success is a continuous journey (3:57)
                                                                In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way
                                                                street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business' rise and fall to 
                                                                illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.

                                   ............. Secrets of success (3:30)
                                                                Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with
                                                                what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel proud of in retrospect. 
                                                                These talks say it all.
                                                                 
      -  Alain de Bottom ............. A kinder, gentler philosophy of success (16:51)
                                                                Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the
                                                                assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure?
                                                                He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in
                                                                our work.

      -  Elizabeth Gilbert ............ Success, failure and the drive to keep creating (7:18)
                                                                Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the 
                                                                assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure?
                                                                He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in
                                                                our work.

      -  John Wooden ................. The difference between winning and succeeding (17:38)
                                                                With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to
                                                                pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his
                                                                players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.

      -  Chip Conley ................... Measuring what makes life worthwhile (17:39)
                                                                When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business
                                                                model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom
                                                                of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count.

      -  Rory Sutherland ............. Perspective is everything (18:24)
                                                                The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory 
                                                                Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the
                                                                key to happiness.

      -  Angela Lee Duckworth ... Grit: The pwer of passion and perseverance (6:12)
                                                                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.

      -  David Brooks ................. Should you live for your resume ... of your glory? (5:01)
                                                                Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk:
                                                                the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, 
                                                                community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has
                                                                called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two
                                                                selves?

      -  Anne-Marie Slaughter  ... Can we have "all of it"? (17:11)
                                                                
Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why 
                                                                women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question for women? Here 
                                                                Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy
                                                                and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.
Within each
                                                                of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who
                                                                craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community,
                                                                love — the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these
                                                                selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?