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TED Talks to inspire you in 2017

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Gary Hunt

By Jessica Salerno, OSCPA content manager

Whether or not you’re a believer in New Year’s resolutions, an extra dose of inspiration to welcome in 2017 can help put you in the right mindset. Here are the TED talks to ensure your next twelve months are as productive and successful as you want them to be.

Resolution: Give back

Audrey Choi: How to make a profit while making a difference

Investment expert Audrey Choi discusses why global markets and sustainable investing actually go hand in hand, with real life examples to support her argument. “Sustainable investing does not require a magic spell,” she says, insisting that being more charitable is possible for everyone.

Resolution: Learn a new skill

Josh Kaufman: The first 20 hours

It comes as no surprise that the more time you spend working on something, the better you will eventually become. Kaufman goes over Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule, and the difference between what’s needed to become an expert versus simply learning how to do well at something new.

Resolution: Take back your free time

Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time

“We don’t build the lives we want by saving time, we build the lives we want and then time saves itself,” Vanderkam explains in her 11-minute talk. Making time for the important things in life isn’t a luxury reserved for few, and after watching this you might be inspired to find time in your day where you thought you didn’t have any.

Resolution: Understand and anticipate technology

Kevin Kelly: How AI can bring on a second Industrial Revolution

Although movies tend to make it seem the inevitable path will one day be humankind versus machines, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this talk on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Kelly discusses how the trends in AI will impact the way we live and how we can harness them for the better.

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