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BEST OF TED: The Key to Success? Grit

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.

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The Innovation of Innovation

The path to innovation is paved with seven questions. Bill O'Connor, Founder of the Innovation Genome Project, shows us how these questions have been used in innovations throughout history—from fire to flight, writing to recycling, and everything in between.

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BEST OF TED: Why Google Glass?

It's not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass? Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers -- not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.

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Lara Lee #BIF8 Summit: Digging for the Future

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Lee speaks Mandarin, rides a Harley, and has three Ivy League degrees. But, that’s not the only reason for why she is one of BIF’s most memorable Summit storytellers. As SVP, customer experience design for Lowe's, Lee refuses to rely on superficial readings of big data, focus groups or piles of market research to reposition her clients. Instead, she dives into the basic human motivations that drive behavior.

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10 Expectations

We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. Students' expectations constitute the new "rules of engagement" in the relationship that young people want with their schools.

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Whitney Johnson #BIF7 Summit: Strong Sequel for Real Working Girl

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Whitney Johnson dared to disrupt herself when she began her Wall Street career as a secretary, eventually rising to become an Institutional Investor-ranked sell-side equity analyst and now Co-Founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm Rose Park Advisors’ Disruptive Innovation Fund. She took the #BIF7 Summit stage with one question: are you ready to disrupt yourself? Watch her story and follow the inspiration at the #BIF9 Summit.

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BEST OF TED: The Surprising Need for Strangeness

In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar.

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Teny Gross #BIF8 Summit: The Importance of Being Civilized

We are kicking of this BIF curated series with a video of #BIF8 Summit storyteller and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, Teny Gross. As a crusader for nonviolence, Teny and his streetworkers are igniting peace in urban Providence. Never shying away from the hard truths about the violence epidemic worldwide, Teny inspires hope while pulling on your heartstrings.

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