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Favorate Enjoyable and Helpful TED Talks

Success with CRM Consulting, Inc. was founded on the belief that success in life and in business is a continuous journey and a large part is the identification and building of strong long-term relationships among people.  So having a succcessful CRM system is a strategic and tactical component that we help provide to clients.  Enjoy the following...



Success is a Continuous Journey

Our business success philosophy can be expressed in this TED video- Success is a continuous journey by Richard St. John. 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.



Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Our brains function optimally when we are in a state of happiness.  If we can find happiness we are more producive, more creative, more capable, and therefore more likely to be successful. You can teach your brain to be happy...


David Pogue:  Simplicity sells

New York Times columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology’s worst interface-design offenders, and provides encouraging examples of products that get it right. To funny things up, he bursts into song. He's also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, with titles in the For Dummies series and his own line of "Missing Manual" books


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi:  Flow, the secret of happiness

World renown psychologist. The "Flow state" is a heightened state of awareness and a delicate balance between physical and mental activity.  Think of the one thing you do best in life, that you enjoy and get lost in doing. We are all capable of flow and achieving the flow state regardless of age or gender or any other classification. And its because of our passion and desire to improve ourselves doing what we love that we truly allow ourselves to destroy preconceived boundaries and set ourselves free.



Work Smarter....

This isn't your father's business advice. These talks -- from a philosopher, a general, a cognitive psychologist -- offer unconventional, and uncommonly useful, advice on leading, working, creating and living better.

Simon Sinek:  How great leaders inspire action

The Golden Circle:  Why, How and What..



Dan Pink:  The puzzle of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.


Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his talk, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.


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