Sunday, 25 February 2007

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."

When Tim Pearson from RM came to see me last week he promised to send me something. Each year, TED Conferences involve some 'trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses'. The talks they deliver have had such an impact on their audiences, they are now offering them to a wider audience. Each week, they release a new talk, in audio and video, to download or watch online. They say that for best effect, plan to listen to at least three, start to finish. It is a brilliant website and the talks are supposed to have a cumulative effect... Their website is at

Tim sent me a promotional video cast produced by TEDtalks featuring Richard St John. The theme was 'what leads to success?' and Richard had identified eight factors...
  • passion;
  • hard work;
  • being good at what you do;
  • focusing on what you do;
  • pushing yourself;
  • giving great service;
  • having brilliant ideas; and
  • persistence.

Richard goes on to argue that persistence is the number one reason for anyone's success.


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