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 posted by Allan Bader. Here’s why he chose it:

Following the FIA Summit this past Friday, which CN&CO put on, I thought I would look for a TED Talk on Teamwork. This is because, as a team, we all pulled together in the lead up and on the day to make it a success.

Teamwork is not everyone doing the same thing well but rather everyone performing different parts to form one cohesive unit.

Alas, a brief search didn’t result in too many teamwork talks that tickled me. Then, one of the last talks was of Mike Rowe, from Dirty Jobs on the Discovery channel, who I follow on Facebook. I read the brief description, which revealed a little snippet about hard work.

Now, I am a big proponent of work smart, not hard. But it got me thinking and decided to watch the video.

Once you’re past the lamb castration, you’ll be fine.

Mike also mentions a phrase that a late mate of Carel, Kurt and me, who we met at Burning Man, along with having numerous WhatsApp chats and phone calls, would say; “Safety Third” – I always understood this in a different light but after watching this, it means so much more to me now.

“Oohhh Man, it doesn’t get much better than this” – Thank you Ray Agutter.