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Why you will fail to have a great career | Larry Smith | TEDxUW

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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Throughout his three-decade career here at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies. Having taught introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship classes, he recently celebrated assigning his 29,000th grade earlier this year. Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Larry has also coached several of his former students to help them position and develop their businesses, the most famous of which is Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the revolutionary BlackBerry wireless mobile smartphone. Larry also sits on the advisory panels of start-ups to provide his guidance on financing and negotiation with investors and venture capitalists. http://www.tedxuw.com/speakers/larry-smith/ --- In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Rosa Powell (9 дней назад)
The most thought-provoking speech!
Rose (16 дней назад)
I think the most thought provoking line I took from this was that parents don't and can't tell their children to follow their dreams because they didn't either.
Swagoto Roy (18 дней назад)
One of the best short talks. Most of us fail due to the fear of failure and thinking about future consequences which itself is uncertain! The key is to have a versatile career and a passionate heart! Yes we fail and we rise!
Attila Asztalos (21 день назад)
If you think you'll get to have a carrier where you get to invent velcro... I've got some bad news for you.
How to Save a Billion (28 дней назад)
Spiderman needs to stop this guy and his tentacles!
Owen Zhao (28 дней назад)
Lol he came in to my class today
hulagan808 (1 месяц назад)
What are we going to do today? The same thing I do everyday.... rule the world.
Geoff Dick (1 месяц назад)
Uhm... some people just quantifiable aren’t attractive, smart or capable enough to make it to the top. Deal with it?
Jesse Smith-Garcia (1 месяц назад)
He's the most intense economist I've ever seen!
Laura Freise (1 месяц назад)
Maybe this advice works for some but I can’t help but feel like this is terrible for most people. Passion is a feeling. Feelings change. Should you really base your entire life based on something as fleeting as a feeling? I’ll pass.
Rizza Umami (1 месяц назад)
Is he a kind of another joker?
Surgé Land (1 месяц назад)
In short, capitalism.
Nav Pat (1 месяц назад)
Inventing velcro is no small feat
jamotide Strategie und so (1 месяц назад)
+Nav Pat not entirely accurate, he said nothing big compared to warp-drive!
Nav Pat (1 месяц назад)
+jamotide Strategie und so oh I get what he's saying. But he, like you, made inventing velcro look like it was nothing big
jamotide Strategie und so (1 месяц назад)
+Nav Pat just trying to explain the point the speaker was making
Nav Pat (1 месяц назад)
+jamotide Strategie und so you're saying those things like they're, again, a small feat. Climbing Everest is nearly impossible for the average individual. And getting most of the world to recognize a dance move requires so much
Dorabella Pharah (2 месяца назад)
Oh Henry ....
Jake (2 месяца назад)
Keep in mind kiddies, when you're on your death-bed it won't be your accomplishments that fulfill you, but the relationships you make whilst making those accomplishments. Never forget to be a human.
OneFinalTipple (2 месяца назад)
Velcro is a damn good invention though.
spoonyeti (2 месяца назад)
reminds me Walter White in Breaking bad
Lucas Musschoot (3 месяца назад)
K this fucin camra man sucks
Ars Currendi (3 месяца назад)
I can't stand this guy's voice but he does make some great points.
Bomma Srinivas (3 месяца назад)
This video truely gives me motivation but i really hate the fact that soon I'm gonna forget this
aown raza (3 месяца назад)
he is looking scared.......
そらいろ (3 месяца назад)
希望も絶望もある言葉だなぁ
Christian Banks (3 месяца назад)
Brilliant speech. And with that delivery he could easily be the next Joker 👏🏾
Christian Banks (3 месяца назад)
13:50 "Your afraid. And that's why, your not going to be Great"
Christian Banks (3 месяца назад)
13:50 "Your afraid. And that's why, your not going to be Great"
John Reed (3 месяца назад)
The lie that if you work hard you'll get somewhere is the biggest lie people have been told. The world is full of hardworking people who will get nowhere.
Gude Tama (3 месяца назад)
THANK YOU LARRY SMITH!
Bobster986 (4 месяца назад)
You want a great career? Sell your soul and you will be successful.
Rahul Hari Nair (4 месяца назад)
He would be right choice to play super villain Nolan’S 4th Batman movie 😎
Sujit sharma (4 месяца назад)
Ohkay...he is planning to destroy the world.
Handy Fox (4 месяца назад)
I don't get this.
Gude Tama (3 месяца назад)
He is describing all the excuses people use to stop themselves from going for their dreams
Louise Trasmonte (5 месяцев назад)
I so love this tedtalk 😂❤
Kitten on the Keys (5 месяцев назад)
How many miles had this guy walked during this speech
fernandez (5 месяцев назад)
*_But you won't be able to say it, cause you didn't. So you can't._*
fernandez (5 месяцев назад)
i would have been okay with having invented Velcro in my lifetime
Deepak Tyagi (5 месяцев назад)
I'm just 6 minutes into the video and couldn't stop myself from writing that this is one of the best ted talks i have ever watched. That guy just rocked the stage.
bcmasur (5 месяцев назад)
Does this guy get shorter as the video goes on? Nope, he's just wearing a deeper groove in the floor!
Nisan Koçpınar (5 месяцев назад)
Türkçesi gelsin lütfeeen
GC (5 месяцев назад)
he sounds like tinker from dota 2
Gio Chef (5 месяцев назад)
Muito bom Tedxuw, a equipe está de parabéns! 24/07/2018
Esra Dogan (5 месяцев назад)
Asli dan1 gelenler
Aladinn Sihirli lamba (5 месяцев назад)
İzlemek istiyorum ama türkçe alt yazı yok
Büşra Doğan (5 месяцев назад)
Türkçe altyazı eklerseniz videolarınıza cok mutlu oluruz
Pyrouan (6 месяцев назад)
MAN ! It was very good, TY for this !!
Na No (6 месяцев назад)
Passion/Interest.. It's not easy to find a job you can live from and that you're passionate about.. if it was, people wouldn't even hesitate to follow this advice. Some people say "do what makes you happy", others say "do what gives you safety".. you know, on the internet there is so many people with different opinions but in the end you should know for yourself.
Filip Kopecký (6 месяцев назад)
It's cool to finally find a ted talk that is not motivational but instead informs us that we will not have good carreers.
Priyadarshan Alok (6 месяцев назад)
Best ted talk i ever listin
Ren Ha (6 месяцев назад)
I’ve been watching this for years. Yes, for years, It really is hard to change. Always motivating me but I’m too scared of losing I’ve done so far. Wish I had courage to pursuit my passion.
Piyapol Tientanyakit (6 месяцев назад)
I love this title
Jeff da Silva (6 месяцев назад)
Works for some, not for everyone though.
Hendrius Oliveira (7 месяцев назад)
That could be said in 2 minutes.
Clay Allison (7 месяцев назад)
"I had a dream once, too, kid. But, then, you were born." Another excuse. Don't have children, if you're not living the life you want!
Summer is on Thursday (7 месяцев назад)
I'm 47 and I'm sure my luck's ran out. It ran out a couple of weeks ago and that's that 😕
hulagan808 (1 месяц назад)
Summer is on Thursday so here it is six months later. Still out of luck? I'm at the bottom but I'm looking to come up. So I came up with a legal plan that's going to either make me rich or remain poor. Last year, I didn't even have a clue that this is where I'd be. So yah never know.
Building 7 (7 месяцев назад)
Love his energy absolutely riveting.⚡️🔥💣💯❤️
Charles Cxgo (8 месяцев назад)
First of all, he really really resonates with some of us who really have something we are passionate about and want to live a life with a purpose/adventure. However, this is given that we have the sufficient financial support (or found a way to side hustle) to make it happen. It’s easier said than done, and is a process rather than overnight thing, with lots of ups and downs along the way. At the end of the day, I’d rather fail having tried than live in regret of ‘what ifs’.... But..... I’ve realized there are genuinely people out there who’s only passion is to enjoy life...raise a family and afford to go on vacation. That’s fine too. I can’t imagine myself living ‘normal’ life, but I respect their views and ideals. There’s no point saying your way of living is the ‘best’ way. Everyone’s different with different circumstances, but whatever you do, don’t limit yourself. If you live in a Western country, dont ever say you don’t have a choice. You always did and always will, maybe not as much as more privileged folks, but you can start by making the best of what you do have control over. Eventually you’ll gain more freedom to make more choices as you grow. That’s my 2 cents.
Hamish Carey (8 месяцев назад)
theyre all assholes . all of em
huy tran (8 месяцев назад)
a dog can beat a lioj with its confidence. so why we cant
tonytony tonytony (8 месяцев назад)
The best Ted I ever seen
Johnson Smith (8 месяцев назад)
He sounds like Lester from GTA V
proxy boxie (8 месяцев назад)
What an empty speech.
S Charlesworth (9 месяцев назад)
His schtick wears thin pretty early on.
徐一涵 (9 месяцев назад)
I love this talk
Sci Dog (9 месяцев назад)
Velcro is awesome and enriches my life in a practical way: It makes cables manageable. As for warp drive, until we fix ourselves warp-drive will merely spread the disease which is this man's empty bitterness to the stars. War and slavery on a galactic scale will be the result. And who is this guy anyway? As an economist has he solved mankind's woes? No, but he has a good career. Those who cannot do should not teach, and Larry should stick to economics. Soul-crushing jobs are the result of an empty soul, and no amount of accomplishment will fix this. If Larry conducts his personal life as he speaks to a crowd, he won't be missed. But the empty will pump him up. He might even get a library named after him. To not do so would make them look at themselves. The horror... The atom bomb was a world-changing accomplishment. Are things better? I for one wish to die missed by those that love me, and have them miss me because I will no longer be there to enrich their lives. If my life makes those around me treat others better, I have won. ...and in the meantime there is everything right about making a mound of cash doing what you are good at. End of retort.
Isaac Thuku (9 месяцев назад)
The photographer who shot this footage needs to get shot in the head.
Kashif Rana (9 месяцев назад)
I want to do a job that I love but it involves 75% travel that will affect my wife/kid. I got two chances for that job but did not pursue. Not sure what to do
Anon (10 месяцев назад)
There are no more good careers, it's a matter of luck, I am not a genius but my professors beaten that idea out of my head, I am not weird through every body knows that people who pursue their passions are somewhat obsessive a little strange a fine line between madness and genius , I am nice I am normal and nice normal people don't have passion , I will work really hard and get a great career, I don't have a passion I have an interest, I don't need many passions, I value human relationships more than accomplishment I want to be a great friend a great spouse a great parent and I will not sacrifice them on the altar of great accomplishment I am hero no matter what it's appropriate to use children as a human shield, I had a dream once too but I was afraid to pursue it or and then you were born not go for it kid just like I did, I am afraid to pursue my passion I am afraid to look ridiculous am afraid to try am a afraid to fail, it's not a package great parent spouse carrier friend I can be any one without the other, unless if only I had
Szilveszter H. (11 месяцев назад)
He's like Heath Ledger as Joker. Like it.
Sanjay Shelat (11 месяцев назад)
One of my favourite career talks of all time - now on YouTube.
graysc (11 месяцев назад)
The best TED speech so far.
Beena Patel (1 год назад)
Geez, I feel so attacked.
kshitiz sancheti (1 год назад)
He had quite a good walk in the park
Favio Becker (1 год назад)
What a load of bull.
effective comments (1 год назад)
suspense drama
Raju Halder (1 год назад)
Please edit English subtitles in ALL TEDx Talk Videos
Howard Koor (1 год назад)
A wild Man!
Lily is (1 год назад)
**repeats this over and over again**
Divya Markande (1 год назад)
This is probably the most Energising TedX Talk so far. . Wonderful! Truly made me sit back in my seat and go through the whole talk again in my head.
shivam duggal (1 год назад)
Worst camerawork ever
Jaybird2064 (1 год назад)
Too funny and so dismal!
Glo Ria (1 год назад)
Why do audience laughing
Moxormog (1 год назад)
Poor people are exempt from this FYI.
Ghost Nathan (1 год назад)
I wanted to be a great soldier, strong fearless respected. I lost my legs in a war. Am I a hero, who tried so hard? The great sacrifice is the path to greatness. Come on, do you want to live forever? Starship Troopers. Unless...you don't mind bitterness.
Edward Morris (1 год назад)
This guy could have been a character played by Lionel Barrymore in a Frank Capra movie.
David Fricker (1 год назад)
Velcro has changed the world and people's lives at least as much as any economist has. I enjoyed the talk,; it's gently and humorously thought provoking.
Ken Wells (1 год назад)
I don't get it.
savedfaves (1 год назад)
Steven J, lol
Anushka Chauhan (1 год назад)
I am in class 11 and I have taken up science.....halfway through it I realised that my real passion is to be a singer...I have been stressing about it for days....but this has cleared my mind a lot..♥
isa Lorenzo (1 год назад)
it really shook me
l c (1 год назад)
awful
Burning Dragon breaker (1 год назад)
I salut you of how your words are helping me in life.
THECAMCARTEL (1 год назад)
sounds like Lester from GTA5
Europa H2O Alien (1 год назад)
What he really meant to say is "Submit to authority and obey your government." What a moron.
RPDBY (1 год назад)
never wanted one anyways
Mr. Numi Who (1 год назад)
There is only one answer, 'cluelessness'. Since humanity is still universally clueless, it applies to everyone.
Omkar Shinde (1 год назад)
He sounds like freeza !!! Haha Bdw nice info##
James Lysander (1 год назад)
I like this guy
DoomFinger511 (1 год назад)
The greatest successes in life are also the greatest failures.
ApocalypseCracker TwittGod (1 год назад)
Why would I listen to u ? :3
Vinay Seth (1 год назад)
Hey- velcro was a commendable invention! What is this guy even talking about? Lol
Lev Sagan (1 год назад)
ohmagahd he's so frickin adorable >u< he reminds me of Andy Botwin's "blah blah blah" speech. straight-forward but a strong relief

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