Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Power of Vulnerability

I saw this on Lifehacker the other day and everyone that I shared it with thought her story telling was great, I found it to be tiring but either way the meat of it was interesting enough to share. As a person I can say that I feel isolated in a lot of ways, and I have often attributed it to my jaded mind so her echoing something I've felt for a long while backed up by research is validating and sad. Maybe I should find one of those therapists she went to see? Either way I think this is worth the 20 minutes even if it starts with about 5 minutes of her talking how amazing and smart she is.

Did you finish? Good for you, She would never have made it as an Ignite speaker. Ignites motto is teach us something and make it quick. I believe you have 5 total minutes for you talk. Sometimes brevity glosses over too much for her it might have been about exactly right. It's social studies here lady, you could have presented the data and a small blurb about how you gathered it and that would have been fine. 20 minutes was a little much, but then again you did speak at a TED talk and they are nothing but ego trips for the rich and privileged so I suppose you fit in nicely.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, though on reading what you said skipped the first 5 minutes of it. I don't think I lost anything.