For the past eight years, I’ve been part of producing an annual celebration called the World Domination Summit. It’s one of the few things I’ve made that holds up over time. I love everything about it, even though we’re choosing to end it after 10 years in 2020.A lot of people have asked how to watch the talks that our main stage keynotes have given. Since year one, we’ve had a bunch of them online… but never before on YouTube! Well, guess what: now whenever you’re watching cat videos or teenage makeup videos, you can also check out keynotes from some of our most popular speakers.
Earlier this year I went on the road to meet readers in 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada. At each stop, I talked with interesting people and heard a lot of stories.This short film was produced by my hosts in Victoria, Canada. They captured the event very well, especially the audience engagement and connection. Read More
If you won the lottery tomorrow, how would your life be different? Maybe you’d buy a new car or take a dream vacation. Maybe you’d quit your job... or maybe you’d keep doing exactly what you’re doing right now. The point is that you’d have a lot of new opportunities and choices all of a sudden. This short video, based on the lessons of Born for This, tells more.Read More
"The great thing about a world record is that it gives meaning to a mundane task. I don’t worry too much about people emulating me because people who have the get-up-and-go to do something like this usually have the common sense to know when something's going wrong.! It's a good time to be an inventor. If people want to learn to do something, they can easily get the information where before it was quite hard. There’s always a new trick to learn. There’s always something you can do bigger and better."Read More
How do you find the work you were born to do? For the past ten years, I've been exploring this question in many different ways. My new book, Born for This, is the culmination of these efforts... and it comes out tomorrow!This brand-new video follows Vanessa, Donna, Laura, and Heath as they share what makes them come alive. Read More
I can be a pretty jaded traveler, so I watch videos like these to remind myself of the magic.This one is from a summer trip to Dubai and Indonesia. Notice the commonalities and the differences of the two places, which are both fascinating in their own ways. Do I ever get tired of travel? Sure. Do I ever want to stop?Absolutely not. Read More
Several years ago I came to Haneda airport in central Tokyo for the first time. As I wrote then, it's an interesting place that feels very different from the larger Narita airport where most international travelers arrive.A few weeks ago I came back, and spent an hour watching the runway traffic from the observatory, which is conveniently open before security to all travelers and visitors. Then I found this video, which provides a great perspective of flights arriving and departing at all hours of day. So pretty. Read More
In early spring 2016 we’ll release the last (small and final) round of tickets for WDS 2016, a global gathering like no other! If you'd like to join us, be sure you're on the waiting list for first notice.But first, we’re rolling out speaker videos from the 2015 event. Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, author of Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur, and all around non-conformist shared with us his secrets of success. Check out the video! Read More
In just a few weeks, we’ll release the first round of tickets for WDS 2016, a global gathering like no other!But first, we’re rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2015 event. Lewis Howes, host of the popular podcast The School of Greatness, shared his own story about how he found the secret to greatness. Note: In this video, Lewis shares a number of personal stories for the first time, including one that contains sensitive information. Read More
In just a few weeks, we’ll release the first round of tickets for WDS 2016, a global gathering like no other!But first, we’re rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2015 event. Jon Acuff, bestselling author of Do Over, Start, and several other books, spoke to us about having courage and finding our voice. He's also a very funny guy. Check out the video! Read More
I saw this trailer a few weeks ago, and immediately watched it three times in a row.The full film is out now, and it’s completely free to watch. Fair warning, though: some of you will watch this and make a decision that will affect up to five months of your life. Read More
I loved this video from Smarter Every Day, where host Destin Sandlin learns to ride a bicycle that has been custom welded to reverse the handlebars.
It sounds easy—all you have to do is think left when you normally think right, and vice versa. Can’t be too hard, right? But it is hard... very hard.
After he learns to ride the reverse bicycle, he then has another big problem: how to switch back to an ordinary bicycle. It turns out that's really tough, too.Lesson: “Once you have a rigid way of thinking in your head, sometimes you cannot change it, even if you want to." Read More
And as far as I can recall, I’ve seen Tom Allen in Los Angeles, London, and Portland. The guy gets around!He's also a prolific filmmaker. Tom is returning this year with another big documentary project, this one produced with a partner with whom he undertook major expeditions through Iran and Patagonia—two places that are different in many ways. With only 5 days to go, here's the trailer for the Kickstarter project to fully produce two feature-length films: Read More
Ever wonder how dozens of flights can safely cross the Atlantic at the same time, despite the fact that much of the journey includes no radar coverage?How do the pilots communicate with Air Traffic Control, and what kind of instructions are they given? Oh, and what’s the deal with autopilot—does it mean the pilots aren't really in control? I really enjoyed watching these in-flight cockpit videos from recent KLM flights from Amsterdam to London and Amsterdam to New York. Even if you’re not an airline geek like me, you may like them, too. Read More