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About TED – Ideas Worth Spreading
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8 Secrets of Success by Richard St. John at TED2005
Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky?
Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
Richard is a self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved. He spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success — and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes.
To see and listen to Richard’s talk on TED, click here, or click on the embedded video below.