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Win Clean: Know Your Why!

Scott Mercier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Mercier

In today's society, with our over-scheduled lives and the daily grind of life, it's sometimes difficult to find time to enjoy a quiet moment or to stop and smell the proverbial roses. It's even more challenging force ourselves to be honest with ourselves and ask this tough question: Why?

How Fear Gets In The Way Of Leadership

Brian Reich | Posted 03.04.2014 | TED Weekends
Brian Reich

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSure, there is no shortage of people who hold positions of power and authority, or who are put on a pedestal and proclaimed a leader - by the media, their supporters, or often themselves. But they aren't leaders. Actual leadership is in short supply.

Redefining Success: Getting to How and Why

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Scott Steinberg

Contrary to popular belief, busy is not good in and of itself. Busy is only good from both professional and personal standpoints if you're working productively to achieve a meaningful goal, and one which justifies the time, effort and energy put towards this task.

The Secret To Getting Anyone To Do Anything For You Is ...

Dayna Steele | Posted 02.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Dayna Steele

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe way you get people to do what you want, the way you get people to buy your product or use your service, the way you get people to follow your lead - it is all the same. You let these people know what is in it for them.

Why? How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 02.05.2014 | TED Weekends
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe are too often programmed to start with "the what and the how" -- the service or product and the way it does its thing -- and omit the greater value of it all.

Killing Kids' Questions: Critical Thinking OR Critical of Thinking

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kevin Walsh

Nature or nurture? Do we, by default, stop asking questions as we get older? Or are those questions driven from our minds by parents and teachers -- like rats from a sinking ship, locusts from Egypt or any other pestilential metaphor near at hand?

Why Do You Do What You Do?

John Murphy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
John Murphy

We all get so busy caught up in what we do every day, that we don't give the time to really reflect on why we do it!

The Importance of Why

Laurel Schwartz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Laurel Schwartz

Now that the Common Core State Standards require students to make claims and support them with evidence, my students have to learn how to ask and answer more complex questions. This is challenging for both students and teachers.

Passion, Purpose and Clarity Unpacked

Peter Walters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

When considering a career path, I'm sure you've been told to"follow your passion," right? If you're doing something that inspires and motivates you more than anything else, it's probably a good road to be on. But this question likely has left you wondering: what is my passion...?

The Most Annoying Question All Kids Ask -- And How To Answer It

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

And what you can do about it.

WHY?'s Yoni Wolf Has the Strength of an Approaching Asteroid

Stereo IQ | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

Yoni Wolf takes a step back to tackle life's disappointments with a newfound sense of appreciation for the graveness of it all, contrasting the tone of his previous albums, yet he hasn't lost his trademark sense for clever wordplay and underhanded irony.

How To Win A Negotiation

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It appears that it is hard to be persuasive when negotiating. People enter negotiations knowing that the other party is an adversary. Each side wants to get the best deal, and so they treat every piece of information given by the other party with skepticism.

Is Why Worth Asking? Whom Do We Ask?

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Backman

Job did not get a straight answer to why then. I cannot imagine why we would get one now. So what are we left with? If faith cannot answer the cry of the heart, what good is it?

I'm Not Falling For It

Taylor Nunley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Taylor Nunley

When addressing the issue of bullying, I feel all too often no one ever really takes the time to help strengthen students against bullying so as to put bullies out of business.

Why Your Self-Help Is Mostly Shelf-Help (Part 1)

Noah St. John | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Americans spend over $11 Billion a year on "self-help" products. But I call it Shelf-Help -- because that's where most of it goes... on the shelf, alo...

A Warning To Kraft Foods: Eat Cadbury's And You'll Get Indigestion.

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

Kraft Foods seeming obsession with building a "global powerhouse" as a sound reason to merge with Cadbury's provides a telling glimpse into the future...

If You Want To Be An Entrepreneur, You Have To Be Willing To Take The Bagel

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

Entrepreneurs see the thing they want or need, and then try to figure out a process for how to get it. People who shouldn't be entrepreneurs see only the standard process.

Hard Rock's Hungerthon: Imagine There's No Hunger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Yoko Ono and Hard Rock Cafe are teaming up to campaign against hunger with donations, music and merch. The "Imagine There's No Hunger: Hungerthon 2009...

Denver's Essential Concert Calendar

Mrs. Tansy Maude Peregrine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mrs. Tansy Maude Peregrine

This week, direct your attention to Jewish hip-hop artists from Southwestern Ohio and a left coast foursome with enough indie cred to buy a round for the entire Larimer Lounge.

When the Two Parties of a Two Party System Don't Know Why They Exist

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Sinek

Neither party does a good job of contextualizing why they have the opinions they do in the first place. Though both parties know why America exists, neither party can tell you why it exists.

Two Types of Experts

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

There are two kinds of experts, academic experts and practical experts. One is not better than the other, but they are very different and each offers very different value.

Show Reviews: Why?, Au, and Dark Dark Dark at the Bluebird

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

Perhaps it's the accordion, but when I first heard Dark Dark Dark I felt like it should be piping through Metros of Paris, sad songs wafting sadly from a band of waif-like ragamuffins.

What Companies Can Learn from the Homeless

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

So what can companies learn from the homeless? Stop talking about yourselves and start talking about why anyone should care.

Why Too Many Successions Don't Succeed

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

There were three words missing from Bill Gates' goodbye speech when he officially left Microsoft in July of this year. They are three words he probab...