Hi, I'm Jan König 👋. I'm one of the founders of Jovo, 28 years old, and live in Berlin. < Go back to learn more.

Ideas worth watching

I've written before about how I'm trying to watch 1 TED talk a day to stay creative and pick up new ideas from new fields. I don't make it every morning, but I'm proud that I've watched 55 talks since October. 💪

I also summarize the talks a little bit and started some kind of classification after a time by using emojis. This looks like this:

⭐️ - ⭐️⭐️⭐️ → “interesting” - “amazing” (not every talk gets a star)
😮 → “wow,” mindblowing technology, etc
😂 → funny
💕 → emotional

 
There are many, many great talks, but here are my 5 favorite ones so far:

Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ˜‚
The person behind "Wait But Why" in a very funny talk about deadlines

Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ˜‚
Intelligence is diverse, dynamic, and distinct. Schools aren't built for this right now.

Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ’•
Children that are different are first not accepted by their parents. But then, parents grow to love them. Our differences make us closer.

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ˜®ðŸ’•
I'm actually doing the power poses described in this talk before every important pitch or meeting. "Don't fake it till you make it, fake it till you become it."

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement â­ï¸â­ï¸ðŸ˜‚
Very short but funny talk that uses an accidental flash mob to describe movements.


Do you have any TED talks you'd like to recommend? I'm curious!
 
See you,
-Jan

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