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Give Me Liberty by Patrick Henry is the speech in 1775 that ignited the colonies, ultimately creating the United States of America.
Rick Warren wrote the Purpose Driven Life and the mega-best seller Forty Days of Purpose. This podcast was recorded at a TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) when Rick was discussing how his book impacted his life. His 21 minute talk is titled "The Post-Purpose Driven Life".
Ever wonder why we have fifty varieties of spaghetti sauces? Malcolm Gladwell discusses how food companies no longer looks for the "perfect spaghetti sauce", but for the "perfect spaghetti SAUCES". This 17 minute talk is fascinating when applied to how we build internet businesses.
In five years you will have an income comparable to the five people with whom you spend the most time. Learn the power of association in order to have more of what you want.
Seth Godin on Marketing a classic look at changes in the market place
In 300 BC, Socrates was to be sentenced to death for teaching ideas contrary to the rulers of Athens, Greece. In this 22 minute soliloquy, Socrates defends himself ... by using no defense, a skill we network marketers could well master. Listen carefully because we are no longer trained to listen to all the intricacies of rhetoric.
The World Is Flat by Thomas Freidman, New York Times correspondent, speaking at Harvard University where he describes the changes that have impacted the world in the last two decades.
Thomas Freidman's explains his latest book Hot Flat and Crowded at a book promotion.
Success by Dr. David Humphrey, MD.
Jim Collins researched and wrote "Built to Last" and "Good To Great". Both books investigate how and why good companies become great companies. Here are some comments that Jim made during some of his training sessions that are applicable to current business. The Three Circles for Success. Lincoln's leadership during the early stages of the Civil War. Admiral Stockdale was the highest ranking officer in the "Hanoi Hilton" prisoner of war camp. When things don't work, an autopsy is needed, but blame is not. Momentum can be described as a heavy flywheel. Can "luck" build a substantial and stable business?
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy cast the vision of an American walking on the moon. In case you missed that historical speech, here it is again.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at the battlefield in Gettysburg. Actor Jeff Daniels recreates that dramatic speech known as the Gettysburg Address.
A few short years later, in 1890, another field was bloodied. Wounded Knee produced a death wail that we should never forget.
In 1993, Rich DeVos, co-founder of the Amway Corporation gave a speech based on the title of his book "Compassionate Capitalism". The ideas presented in this speech have influenced hundreds, perhaps thousands, of internet entrepreneurs. At 36 minutes, it is well worth hearing.
In 2007, Robin Sharma, world famous expert on leadership, defined his vision of compassionate business as "Put People First". While just 6 minutes long, this is very insightful.
Here's an interview with Kevin Hogan, the Master of Body Language. Use it to enhance your "first impression" which happens in the first ten to twenty seconds.