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    Dennis Crowley is a co-founder of Foursquare. If you don’t know what that is, Google it – it’s one of the hottest technology companies on the planet right now. Dennis sold his first company, Dodgeball, to Google in 2005. He’s also been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40″ rising stars. I met Dennis at the LeWeb conference in Paris, and asked him to do a quick video to share the thing he wishes he’d learned when he was

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    The Right Honorable John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, has kindly taken the time to record a video for TDTYTIS.

    He talks about financial lessons he wishes he had learned, especially regarding debt, which is a very relevant subject to everyone in the world today. Prior to entering politics, Mr. Key was the global head of foreign exchange for Merrill Lynch.

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    David Huebner is currently the Ambassador of the USA to New Zealand and Samoa. Prior to this, he was a highly regarded lawyer. He gained a higher education degree from Yale Law School.

    Here Mr. Huebner shares the lesson to “be yourself”. It’s something we hear often, but something that more people should pay attention to. He makes an incredibly compelling case

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    As leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, Phil Goff is one of New Zealand’s most prominent individuals. He has held a number of ministerial portfolios, including being the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    In his video, Phil tells us that we need to take advantage of the opportunities we are given in school now, because they open up routes later in life. Specifically, he says he wishes he had been taught more about financial literacy, and being innovative and entrepreneurial

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  • Paul Kayser – “Use Your Right Brain”

    Paul Kayser calls himself “Head Bastard” of his company CleverBastards. Paul has helped to create some of NZ’s most well-know ad campaigns, such as those by Watties Tomato Sauce, Molenberg, Olivani, and Air New Zealand.

    Here Paul tells us that we need to learn to use the right side of our brains – the one that does all the creative work

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  • Rumi Shivaz – “Put Things Behind You Quickly”

    Rumi Shivaz is an innovation consultant in Wellington, New Zealand.

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  • Avish Parashar – “It’s Okay To Fail”

    Avish Parashar – “It’s Okay To Fail”

    Avish Parashar is an improv comedian, public speaker and author. His latest book is titled “Say Yes, And”, which discusses the importance of discovering new things and being more open minded by answering “Yes, And” instead of “Yes, But”. We’ve previously posted a summary and review of the key points made in his book – you can read it here. In this video for TDTYTIS he talks about the importance of being willing to fail so that you can learn.

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    Learn To Say “Yes, And” [GIVEAWAY]

    Has someone told you about an idea of theirs today? Or asked you to play squash, or golf with them? Perhaps someone emailed you today with an opportunity that you’re unsure about taking, because it requires a lot of work? Or maybe you got asked to do a talk in front of a large audience? What was your answer to them? In most people’s case, their response will have been “Yes, but…”. In order words, they’re saying no, with a

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    Dennis Crowley: Do Your Own Thing

    Dennis Crowley is a co-founder of Foursquare. If you don’t know what that is, Google it – it’s one of the hottest technology companies on the planet right now. Dennis sold his first company, Dodgeball, to Google in 2005. He’s also been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40″ rising stars. I met Dennis at the LeWeb conference in Paris, and asked him to do a quick video to share the thing he wishes he’d learned when he was

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    They teach you about the importance of studying, but they really don’t teach you much at all about the process of studying. Sure, they might tell you that you need to eat healthy and take regular breaks. But do they teach you how to get past procrastination and actually get study done? Doubtful. But you’re about to learn how. Some of you may think that you have good willpower, and will be able to use your computer while studying but

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    Why You Should Make Lots of Little Bets

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    The Dip: Why You Have To Quit To Be The Best

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