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. Each week we pick a favorite and publish it on a Tuesday because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team plays its part in spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This Tuesday’s talk was selected by Kurt Solomon.

Recently, I chatted to one of my best mates and asked him for some advice about a few things. One of the things I asked was, how to become more of a differentiator, both personally and professionally as he is the best at this.

He replied and said ” Do, see, read, experience different and new things and challenge yourself more”. Simple yet profound, as it made me pause and think about a few things. That’s another blog for another day, but it gave me the inspiration for this weeks TED Talk Tuesday.

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts, a technologist and former google employee suggests: Try it for 30 days.

This laidback, short talk offers a great way to think about setting and achieving goals.