TED continues to spread ideas and help us all be better, critical thinkers. Watching, listening and talking about TED Talks is a popular pastime for many in the CN&CO community. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh, learn or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations and business opportunities. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part in spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This talk was chosen by Kurt.

Most of us want and strive to be successful. Some of us define success differently from others, but we all have a deep inclination to succeed. Sometimes, food for thought and reminders help.

This week’s Ted Talk is by Richard St. John, he takes his 2-hour presentation he usually does to high school students and cuts it into 3 minutes. According to his TED profile, he is “A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved.” Richard spent more than 10 years researching the lessons of success — and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes, and one successful book.