Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Success.
About Angela Duckworth's TEDTalk
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh-graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
About Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth is an assistant professor in the psychology department at University of Pennsylvania. Her research subjects include students, West Point cadets and corporate salespeople, all of whom she studies to determine how "grit" is a better indicator of success than factors such as IQ or family income.
Find out your grit score here.
Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Success.
About Alain De Botton's TEDTalk
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.
About Alain De Botton
Alain de Botton's writing has been described as "philosophy of everyday life." He is the author of several books, including How Proust Can Change Your Life and most recently, Art As Therapy.
In 2008, de Botton started The School of Life in London, a social enterprise determined to make learning and therapy relevant in today's uptight culture.
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Success.
About Ron Gutman's TEDTalk
Smile! It just might make you a success. Ron Gutman says your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being.
About Ron Gutman
Ron Gutman is the founder and CEO of HealthTap — free mobile and online apps for access to health answers and tips from a network of over 38,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. He's also led an online consumer health company that developed the world's largest community of independent health writers. Gutman is an angel investor and adviser to health and technology companies, as well as the organizer of TEDx Silicon Valley.
Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Success.
About Mike Rowe's Talk
Follow your passion? It won't make you successful, says Mike Rowe. He believes blue collar workers, the people who make life possible for the rest of us, are unjustifiably degraded in society today — and might be the most successful people.
About Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe is a co-creator and the host of the series Dirty Jobs, where he's worked every job from chick-sexer to mushroom farmer, beekeeper to boiler repairman. Rowe is also the founder of mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which promotes supporting skilled trades and providing scholarships to young people who aspire to work in a specific trade.
Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Success.
About Tony Robbin's TEDTalk
Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. Robbins has shared his views with millions through his seminars and his best-selling books. In this talk, he discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.
About Tony Robbins
Motivational speaker Tony Robbins advises all type of people — from CEOs to heads of state to Olympic athletes. His Anthony Robbins Foundation works with the homeless, elderly and inner-city youth, and feeds more than 2 million people annually through its International Basket Brigade.