Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was selected by Allan Bader. Here’s why he chose it:

With only 10 days to go until Josh, Kurt and myself start our epic journey with the rest of the MAD2Adventures crew, I was looking for a little (more) motivation to keep me going. Especially after being sick and injured for the last two weeks.

I saw this video and remembered listening to Lewis Pugh at an IIG talk in 2016, the year I did my second Comrades Marathon. Then too, I was feeling a little down with only a few weeks to go before the big day and Lewis spoke with such enthusiasm and energy that you would need to be dead not to feed off of it.

As with Lewis, we are also doing our journey for an epic cause – Education for those less fortunate. A deserving child, who has the grades, the personality, the energy to push themselves further. The only thing missing is the opportunity.

With the MAD Leadership Foundation, these kids can get the opportunity but only with enough fund raising.

So have a read of what the MAD2adventures is all about and how you can contribute.

You can also keep up to date with our run in our Diary of some MADmen. We will be doing daily entries unlike the weekly ones we have done in the build up to the journey.