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Updated 08/04/2017
noun: success; plural noun: successes
  1. the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
    "the president had some success in restoring confidence"
    synonyms:favorable outcome, successfulness, successful result, triumph
    Hollywood ending
    "the success of the scheme"
    • the attainment of popularity or profit.
      "the success of his play"
      "the trappings of success"
    • a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.
      "I must make a success of my business"
      informal(smash) hit, megahit, winner
      "a box-office success"
      starsuperstarcelebritybig namehousehold name;
      "an overnight success"
    • archaic
      the outcome of an undertaking, specified as achieving or failing to achieve its aims.
      "the good or ill success of their maritime enterprises"

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8 Secrets of Success (3:03)
Why do people succeed?  Is it because they're smart?  Or are they just lucky?  
Neither.  Analyst 
Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an
unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets to success.

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.

Reprogramming Your Mind for Success (15:31)
Carrie Green started her first online business at the age of 20, whilst studying
Law at the University of Birmingham. Within a few years she took the business
global, selling throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe and
receiving over 100,000 hits on the website every month. In 2011 Carrie launched
the Female Entrepreneur Association as a way to help inspire and connect female
entrepreneurs from around the world. The network has grown to over 140,000
women and they now produce a digital magazine, This Girl Means Business,
weekly videos, free online classes and more.

Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating (7:18)
Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by
rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found
herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert
reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple —
though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

Success Is a Continuous Journey  (3:47)
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.

The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding (17:36)
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.

Grit: The Power 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

The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure (15:32)                                                     09/13/2017
"Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to
strategies for making them real." The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes
us inside the "moonshot factory," as it's called, where his team seeks to solve the
world's biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered
Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X's secret to creating
an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and
exploring audacious ideas.