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Start With Why – Simon Sinek TED Talk

TEDx LogoMy friend Andy Crestodina recommended that I watch a 2009 TEDx Talk given by Simon Sinek. I kept putting off watching the video because it was almost twenty minutes long and I usually only consume short videos online. But after I finally decided to view the talk I wished I had not waited so long.

Focus On Why

The main point of Simon’s talk is that great leaders inspire action by focusing on the “why.” Simon repeatedly states that people don’t buy WHAT you are doing, they buy WHY you are doing it.

It’s an interesting theory and he makes a lot of good points. And you can hardly ever go wrong by using Apple as an example of how to inspire followers.

But while Simon may be vastly oversimplifying how great leaders inspire action, I do believe understanding WHY you do what you do is a very important first step when trying to attract and/or inspire followers to your cause.

Watch the video and let me know what you think.

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

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The Wrens

As the story goes, after a performance at Schubas, a fan invited the Wrens to hang out at his nearby apartment.   I’m not sure if the fan actually expected them to say yes, but they did.  They even played a song (one of my personal favorites).  There’s not a lot of bands that would do something like that.  Very cool indeed.

Everybody chooses sides?  Well I definitely choose the side of the Wrens.