The New American Dream: Work Longer, Live Sicker, Die Sooner

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With stagnant wages, rising cost of living (see shelter inflation), and a lack of savings, Americans are retiring later than ever before (if at all). But in a double-whammy for seniors, whose health is declining, their lifespans are shrinking offering them little if any time to enjoy the end of the American Dream walking hand in hand into the sunset on a faraway beach...

 

 

As Bloomberg reports, data released last week suggest Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than their parents enjoyed.

Here are the stats:

 

The U.S. age-adjusted mortality rate - a measure of the number of deaths per year - rose 1.2 percent from 2014 to 2015according to the Society of Actuaries.

That’s the first year-over-year increase since 2005, and only the second rise greater than 1 percent since 1980.

At the same time that Americans’ life expectancy is stalling, public policy and career tracks mean millions of U.S. workers are waiting longer to call it quits.

Almost one in three Americans age 65 to 69 is still working, along with almost one in five in their early 70s.

And finally, Americans in their late 50s already have more serious health problems than people at the same ages did 10 to 15 years ago, according to the journal Health Affairs.

Bloomberg's Ben Steverman points out that researchers have offered many theories for why Americans’ health is getting worse. Princeton University economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton, a Nobel Prize winner, have argued that an epidemic of suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol abuse have caused a spike in death rates among middle-age whites.

Higher rates of obesity may also be taking their toll. And Americans may have already seen most of the benefits from previous positive developments that cut the death rate, such as a decline in smoking and medical advances like statins that fight cardiovascular disease.

So there you have it - The New American Dream: Work Longer, Live Sicker, Die Sooner...

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Change your mindset, change the game | Dr. Alia Crum | TEDxTraverseCity; 18:20 min.

Change your mindset, change the game | Dr. Alia Crum | TEDxTraverseCity; 18:20 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tqq66zwa7g
Published on Oct 15, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dr. Crum says the biggest game changer is “YOU, by harnessing the power of your mind." She explores scientific results that show the influence of the mindset on the body, and how changing the subjective mindset produced different outcomes. Dr. Crum's work is inspired in part by the placebo effect, and has implications that stretch far beyond the realm of medicine.

Dr. Crum is a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health and behavior.

Dr. Crum's research focuses on how changes in subjective mindsets—the lenses through which information is perceived, organized, and interpreted—can alter objective reality through behavioral, psychological, and physiological mechanisms. Her work is, in part, inspired by research on the placebo effect, a notable and consistent demonstration of the ability of the mindset to elicit healing properties in the body. She is interested in understanding how mindsets affect important outcomes outside the realm of medicine, in the domains of behavioral health and organizational behavior.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Chris Cain11 months ago
This lady is amazing, I love her positive energy and her genuine love of her subject matter. This is what I am looking for not some quack washed up charlatan trying to sell you their book by spelling half truths for half an hour then saying, but my book and you can change your life!
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Sonia Kiran
Sonia Kiran9 months ago
What a great speech. You mean to say that what I see, hear or eat or hear can have a positive effect every time based on my mind set. That is amazing ! So if my boss is putting me down I can see the benefits and dwell on the positive at my job. Wow I can see that my attitude is my best friend.
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IW Nunn
IW Nunn8 months ago
Yeah, she's nervous. Who wouldn't be?!?! I admire her for feeling the fear and doing it anyway. How courageous! No matter what negativity you find in this comment section, rest assured that you treaded on ground that few of us would attempt and did a great job. You're showing what we all must do......lean into our vulnerabilities and fears. Thumbs up from me.
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Arshad Mehmood1 month ago
IW Nunn. Thumbs up from me Also. I appreciate her effort.
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Mriza
Mriza11 months ago
Anxious?
no, she is clearly PUMPED.
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Amir Abidi
Amir Abidi3 months ago
Or she is very exited because she is passionate about the subject matter, and presenting her message to not only 1000 people but millions or 100s of millions through youtube...
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Mriza
Mriza2 months ago
I had no rude intention with what I said, and I really hope it doesn't come across as such. I just think there's so much power to her words and with how she speaks. Yes, she's a little nervous, yet she's PASSIONATE! :) It makes me remember the enthusiasm I had when first learning about the placebo effect.
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Iasso
Iasso7 months ago
Anxiety? Nervousness? .. no, that is humility. This is what happens when the audience matters to the speaker. Well done Dr. Crum.
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Muhammad Bayu
Muhammad Bayu2 months ago
Iasso Well said, my friend. :)
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James M
James M9 months ago
Britney Spears is back.
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GATETE Elie MAGAMBO
GATETE Elie MAGAMBO1 month ago
She changed her mindset!
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Sippay
Sippay1 month ago
James M came here looking for this comment.
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Robyn van der Lely
Robyn van der Lely9 months ago
This was a fabulous presentation! Thankyou!
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Jay Rao
Jay Rao6 months ago
What she said is to be focused on, rather than how she spoke. Change mindset.
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Carved Wood Design
Carved Wood Design9 months ago
Excellent and inspiring talk delivered in a very human way. She is so much more believable than the usual super cool clone.
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Darth Vader
Darth Vader10 months ago
Why does her voice feel like she's about to cry?
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Mary Williams
Mary Williams8 months ago
Nervousness is normal w/public speaking.
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Joseph De Vito
Joseph De Vito8 months ago
I was thinking same thing. I was checking my sound. lol Is she a real doctor or a kook doctor like chopra? :)
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Achieve YOUR Dream
Achieve YOUR Dream9 months ago
Incredible Speech and I love the power of belief
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NKY ONLINE
NKY ONLINE2 weeks ago
Achieve YOUR Dream hi
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Snowman
Snowman9 months ago
She sounds very nervous, her voice is like shes gonna cry the next moment.
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Ivan Kolesov
Ivan Kolesov4 months ago
Carol Bates, Yes, it was the "picture" she described - the medical procedure, unfortunately (rewatch to check). I am a public speaker and once was in a situation like that. You can find one more example of that in a book of another great scientist Dan Ariely (in his book he describes what happened to him when he touched a topic like that, when he was delivering a lecture. Considering his own previous experience the effect was even more excruciating - he could not say a word with out tears at all). If you are going to deliver a public speech you probably better remember about this - the presence of all those people watching you amplifies incredibly the amplitude of emotional arousal. All the topics (examples / descriptions of experiments) that may upset you (like surgery and patient care after that in this case) would produce immense damage (unless you were desensitized through hundreds of special sessions and undergone other very important procedures to talk about such topics - and even then no 100% guarantee).
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Shenay Okan
Shenay Okan4 months ago
She is just very exited because probably she is presenting in front of 1000 peoples
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Vegan Life Change
Vegan Life Change6 months ago
I love how she is nervous, but is owning the whole thing. She's not talking to fast, or pausing heaps. Still delivering all the information really well. I learned a lot! She's proving mind over matter here. Great knowledge.
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karla Moore
karla Moore6 months ago
instead of see how nervous she was, focus in what she was saying, she is not an actress she is a Dr. Each one of us coudn´t speak in front of 5 people. Be kind, it´s free.
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Alejandro Vasquez
Alejandro Vasquez1 year ago
she sounds like she is about to cry! ;)
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Afzal Raaj
Afzal Raaj8 months ago
Extremely forceful voice ... ;-)
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Shenay Okan
Shenay Okan4 months ago
She is just very exited because probably she is presenting in front of 1000 people
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Clesk
Clesk1 year ago
Anxious Britney Spears telling some science :O
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Clesk
Clesk1 year ago
+Solus i prefer to be the both so get off from your computer and do some useful stuff except replying useless comments
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Arnold Barry
Arnold Barry1 year ago
There is so much wrong with ur comments. Oh No!!! Someone has made a humorous comment about something i like. I must cut them down with a scathing counter comment. How about this. You see a sarcastic/humorous comment and keep scrolling knowing that the rest of us will understand that it was a joke and not an attack on the video or it's speaker and continue with our day. Trust me. Your stress levels will fall dramatically.
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Angel J. Castellanos Rivera
Angel J. Castellanos Rivera2 years ago
Amazing and brilliant study.
I truly believe that our mindsets affect reality in every single aspect of our lives, and even in the lives of other people.
The Pygmalion effect is a very interesting demonstration of this.
Having this knowledge is very empowering.
Thanks to TEDx and Dr Crum!
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TJGames
TJGames10 months ago
She starts talking about thoracic surgery when I'm about to get surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in a few months. Fuck.
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TJGames
TJGames3 months ago
Really appreciate the kind words, and yup! All went well, and only spent about a week and a half in bed.
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labonita sag
labonita sag3 months ago
ohhh it is great to hear that every thing went right , hope you are doing well
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Nathan Panggabean
Nathan Panggabean6 months ago
this is pretty mind blowing. great work & presentation!
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Lindy van den Bosch
Lindy van den Bosch8 months ago
i can't listen to people giving talks and being nervous
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Jstllucky I
Jstllucky I8 months ago
+Pete S. It was a lol, not lel! :)
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DutchKing72
DutchKing727 months ago
Nobody cares about you....
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lhakpa tsering
lhakpa tsering11 months ago
She seems to be overly anxious but cannot really say what's happening behind her skin back bias because I experiences the same level of anxiousness speaking in front of small group of people thinking people would ridicule me for trying to live up to ur higher self.
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Emanuel coimbra
Emanuel coimbra2 years ago
It was one of the best things about mindsets you can find here on youtube. Really.
It's kind of thing that everyone has to know about.
showing exactly the effect of both the bad point of view, and the good one.
congratulations Alia Crum keep going.
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Luna L
Luna L1 year ago
she should have taken placebo for anxiety before this presentation :)
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Felix Honda
Felix Honda5 days ago
Wonderful comentario
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Ahuvah Blossoms
Ahuvah Blossoms1 year ago
The mind is very powerful!
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Joshua Combs
Joshua Combs8 months ago
A belief system...Jesus knew what He was up to!
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Aastha Bhansali
Aastha Bhansali7 months ago (edited)
The exercise example made me wonder. I have seen people - my grandmothers, for instance, whose daily chores involved a lot of physical activity. Neither of them considered it as some form of workout or expected to receive some benefit, yet they were still in good shape. I don't understand what role mindset plays here. If you do the work, your body will respond, expect it or not. I don't think mindset has much of a role there. But perhaps I don't understand that example well enough. Can anyone explain where I'm going wrong (if I am, that is)?

Another question - is the converse true? For example, if someone regularly eats something very calorie-dense and unhealthy, while believing that it is low fat, healthy or low in calorie value, will the body respond in the way the person expects it to? Anyone remember the case of Regina George and the Kalteen bars? Because if this was so, all the unhealthy sugary cereal and other stuff marketed as low cal, nutrient rich food would have worked. So while there certainly is a strong mind-bodh connection, mindset may not be everything. At least in the case of food and exercise, your body eventually figures it out. Or does it not?
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Newgenesther1 A1 month ago
Aastha Bhansali She is saying they gained more than they bargained for after changing their mindset that it is an exercise. Not only were they in shape,they got their blood pressure lowered etc
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Jane Hardy
Jane Hardy8 months ago
This is a great talk! I'm so glad I listened to it. I live alone, I used to like to be alone but now I'd rather be with people and I'm in the doldrums. I really needed to hear this talk to inspire me to look at my situation and my opportunities positively, and start making all the parts of my life, including my solitude, experiences I can enjoy.
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Fritz Francois
Fritz Francois6 months ago
Dr Lou Corona
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Fritz Francois
Fritz Francois6 months ago
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Jackie Shipp
Jackie Shipp5 months ago
This is very intriguing and potentially very important information. I do not understand all the comments on the delivery style. Isn't the information more important?
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Thomas
Thomas1 year ago
Excellent, genuine insight from a very real person - 100%
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Febha Mathew
Febha Mathew7 months ago
Guys, her voice just has a quiver, she has a beautiful smile and she can walk around, I don't think she's that scared or nervous....
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Eyüp AVCI
Eyüp AVCI6 months ago
Best video on the internet
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Vera Deringer
Vera Deringer6 months ago
Wow, I just have to comment on the "comments". A lot of you are obsessing on whether the Dr. is nervous or not? You are so fixated on that, that you probably didn't even digest her profound message, her research, or her conclusions.... You are "seeing" your insecurities through another person's "voice?" (Change your mindsets people......) I'm not trying to be judgemental, just trying to help you... :)
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Felix Honda
Felix Honda5 days ago
cual es the profound message?
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mit katwala
mit katwala9 months ago
This information is life-changing, thank you :)
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Claude Mackay
Claude Mackay2 years ago
Some of these tedtalks are lame.
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Discoteque77
Discoteque779 months ago
Amazing! This is what some people call the law of attraction. What we think becomes our reality. We are responsible for everything happening to us in our lives. Most of our thoughts however come from our subconscious mind, which makes it more difficult to control. Dr Alia Crum, would you teach us how to shift our mindset?
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Ariza Pathak
Ariza Pathak1 month ago
Thank you Dr. Alia Crum. You have really inspired me to have a more positive mindset in all aspects of my life. I will have increased awareness from now on about all my negative thought processes and will try to change my thinking for the better. Keep up the good work with your amazing research.
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Ozzie Coto
Ozzie Coto9 months ago
What an exceptionally great presentation! This is life-long & life-saving. Yay good Doctor!!! You rock! Thank you from the bottom of my being. :) :) :)
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Antonio Santos
Antonio Santos8 months ago
I have just shifted to the mindset that it is not true that blondes are stupid. LOL. JUST KIDDING. I love blondes. And I have known for the longest time that they are smart. And many of them have hearts that are so compassionate and kind especially to the needy people of this world. And hey, I love brunettes and red heads too. And I can say the same thing for some of them regarding having hearts of gold.

Dr. Alia Crum did not only give much information to help us be aware of the power that we have over our minds and bodies, but she also showed us that she walks her talk. She was clearly nervous and her voice was clearly shaking. But she went out there and, despite her fear of public speaking, she took on a positive mindset and gave information that can help so many of us. God bless her.
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Perfect Gentlemen
Perfect Gentlemen3 weeks ago
Antonio Santos stfu
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Luna Root
Luna Root1 year ago
Superb. <3
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Fahd Syed
Fahd Syed7 months ago
game changer and mind changer

The art of doing twice as much in half the time | Jeff Sutherland; 15:49 min.

The art of doing twice as much in half the time | Jeff Sutherland; 15:49 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4thQcgLCqk
Published on Jul 7, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Co-writer of the Agile Manifesto, Jeff Sutherland is one of the world's leading experts of organizational management. He'll explain how to be agile, not just in software development but in every business to disrupt the field.

A former US Air Force "Top Gun," Jeff Sutherland is the co-creator of the SCRUM process. This methodology, developed in 1993 and formalized in 1995 with Ken Schwaber, has since been adopted by the vast majority of software development companies around the world.

Jeff is a leading expert on how the framework has evolved to meet the needs of today's business. Realizing its benefits are not limited to software development, he has adapted this strategy to several other industries including: finance, healthcare and telecom. His processes are now widely used for managing challenging projects and hyperproductive development teams.

As the CEO of Scrum Inc. and the Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to OpenView Venture Partners, Jeff shares best practices with organisations around the globe.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Symon Says TV
Symon Says TV1 year ago
Did he just tried to convince us for close to 16 mins that he knew how to be efficient without telling us how?
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A God
A God7 months ago
+soupflood only two ways to accomplish this. For a poor person there is only one. Mastery over self. If you are rich already and do not have this mastery over self,you won't be rich for long.
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Kyle Bailey
Kyle Bailey7 months ago
there's a good chance that someone else titled this video.. Hard to believe he could be that far off of his title.
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Scott Lowe
Scott Lowe1 year ago
I don't know what I'm supposed to do, but I know I'm supposed to do it like I'm landing a jet plane.
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Stephen Medley
Stephen Medley2 weeks ago
The problem in all companies is that all employees are stuck in work, appointments, targets and customer service for 8-10 hours per day, 220 days a year. With no additional staff, with no additional time, the plane will crash every time or you will make customers mad.
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Rob Kimball
Rob Kimball1 year ago
The real secret: watching TED talks in 2x.
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Ryan Kudasik
Ryan Kudasik1 month ago
I was watching this at 2X and was going to make a joke about whether it's getting 4X as much done if you watch a video on 2x. You kind of took the air out of it. :)
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Thomas stefan
Thomas stefan1 day ago
Ryan Kudasik a
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Edogawa Kikkoman
Edogawa Kikkoman1 year ago
he delegated his talk to us the listeners. now we as a team have to come up with his talk
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Torran Nicolson
Torran Nicolson1 month ago
good one lol
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Hong An
Hong An4 weeks ago
haha
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Gerard R.
Gerard R.2 years ago
He did not explain anything.
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Edgy Guy
Edgy Guy6 months ago
+c0rnf1ake

I totally get what your saying, but just spitballing to try and figure things out:

The first question is - do you really see your work? Are you seeing the end goal (landing the plane/project)? Are you recognizing what your doing that is not working towards that? I know I often don't. I can see for an individual that it could be interesting to break yourself into a team. For instance, in a project, there's always the bits the tie it off - filing key information, making the notations so you can come back to it later if necessary. For me, I'm already onto a new project because I'm bored and tired of the old one. But if I break it down and put on my "administrative hat" and get it down, I find that it often benefits me in the long term.

Sometimes we start something and work linearly, thinking we need to do x before y. If you get bogged down on x or don't want to do it, then you never get to y. But often, we can do y without finishing x, and maybe y is more exciting to us. So we work that way (this is like the insect robot thing - sometimes if it's not working at the brain level, we can get the parts to move on its own first).

Just some thoughts.
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Dexter Haven
Dexter Haven6 months ago
>sometimes if it's not working at the brain level, we can get the parts to move on its own first
The guy who invented Viagra said something similar.
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Rixter
Rixter1 year ago
This guy sure loves to brag but has he hasn't taught us anything. What a waste of time.
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Martin Wagner
Martin Wagner7 months ago
what i got out of this video is that - self-learning/seeking knowledge is faster and better than teachers/bosses telling/commanding you what to do. - how to self learn? well you have already started by watching TED talsk. - one more point would be that the process is more important than the result when learning. probably why he didnt give us the result.
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thekaxmax
thekaxmax5 months ago
This is one of the guys who came up with Agile Development, a brilliant technique that works very well. Did you not listen to it?
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Chuck Pope
Chuck Pope1 year ago
This could have been said in half the time.
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A God
A God7 months ago
Studley Muffin that will work.
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Randy Espoda
Randy Espoda5 months ago
This shouldn't have been said at all. Some things are best left unsaid.
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HappyCheese
HappyCheese1 year ago
I will save you time....It starts at 15:48....your welcome :)
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Kiman Dre
Kiman Dre1 month ago
xD
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KamiYugure
KamiYugure1 week ago
same
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AnythingWithWheels
AnythingWithWheels7 months ago
this video should be called, "grampa has a story about the military"
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The Wanderer of Dunya
The Wanderer of Dunya1 year ago
Really a waste of time.. I guess he landed into the trees with this one... :-/
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Cory Carter
Cory Carter10 months ago
Reading the comments finally pays off, I didnt watch beyond 43 secs.
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thekaxmax
thekaxmax5 months ago
TL;DR: "Hi, I'm one of the guys who came up with Agile Development, the best known system for project development on the planet. Here's how I got to that."
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Cory Carter
Cory Carter5 months ago
It reminds me of those phony kickstarters where they propose an incredible invention then admit they dont know how its going to work saying something like "...and with your money, we can hire the people to make this invention actually exist and work practically".
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vku858
vku8582 years ago
He never even touched the "how", beyond the simple and repetitive comment to make things "visible". Basically, the talk sounds like, "wherever I go, shit starts smelling good really fast".
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Dexter Haven
Dexter Haven2 years ago
+vku858 Yeah, this guy is tone-deaf to his audience. He started out recapping his resume and then gave a bunch of vague metaphors about landing the plane and letting go. His main objective was to inflate his own image, it seems. When anyone has a problem, from banking to robots, they call Jeff. I'm surprised he didn't post a link to his on C.V. online and hand out business cards at the end.
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OmniBeats - type beats
OmniBeats - type beats8 months ago
Jeff, I expected more. Maybe the title mislead me.
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Futures
Futures9 months ago
is this the art of how to die twice as quick
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Tiago Romao
Tiago Romao2 years ago
He didn't "got to the point". The speech is useless.
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Paul Anthony Cordova
Paul Anthony Cordova1 year ago
+Dexter Haven What a Nuisance you are. Have you even listened to the talk? He was pointing out that you should build yourself from the bottom up, see your progress(using the visible visible thing) and improve. How callous can you be to a man with great wisdom? He turned the worst to the best. What about you?
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HireX Network
HireX Network9 months ago
The title should be how to brag endlessly for 15-minutes without saying anything useful
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Psychocartography[YoussefIfscapulet]
Psychocartography[YoussefIfscapulet]9 months ago
I lived in a room which had a plaque on the mantlepiece. It said "General Dwight D Eisenhower slept here"

...and every time I'd read that plaque, I'd think: "How did Eisenhower fit on that mantlepiece?"
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Corey Scott
Corey Scott1 month ago
Hah!
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Sébastien Heck
Sébastien Heck1 year ago
telling people you taught other people something doesn't teach them anything
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Leonardo Andrade
Leonardo Andrade1 year ago
you resumed it brother :D
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Darren Semotiuk
Darren Semotiuk2 months ago
"As the CEO of Scrum Inc. and the Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to OpenView Venture Partners, Jeff shares best practices with organisations around the globe."

Jeff has changed the world for sure, but this talk is really just him piquing the interest of managers to hire his company to get into modern practices and processes. Of course he isn't going to give all the detailed answers "how", that's what his product is, that information. BUT anyone can look online for AGILE or SCRUM and in 10 minutes have the basic gist of the HOW. Interesting that it can be applied even to kids in school, not just to software developers.
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Ray Payne
Ray Payne10 months ago
This isn't a TEDtalk. it's an old guy that wandered away from the VFW and somehow ended up on stage after boring the organization speaker to death. Thank you for your service sir, your accomplishments are indeed legendary, but this video is heinously mistitled.
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Jefferdaughter
Jefferdaughter6 months ago
You're right - it's not a TEDtalk; it's a TEDx talk. Nevertheless, I do wonder if he titled it. In the context of the groups he mentions working with, it sounds like they did get 'get twice as much done in half the time'. That said, it is disappointing that his talk shed almost no light on how to do that as an individual.
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Marcus Camp
Marcus Camp9 months ago
If you are watching this because of the title stop! if you just want to hear some mildly interesting stories continue.
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George Galamb
George Galamb2 years ago
Now we know why there are still no real cure for cancer, because the BIG banks are stealing the best potential scientists to make more profit for themselves. The only scientist left at cancer research are farting in the dark. Great, isn't it?
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Randy Espoda
Randy Espoda5 months ago
Then even in his advertising his work, he failed because I never got any of that
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nar3sas
nar3sas17 hours ago (edited)
You clearly missed the actual fact of the matter by a long shot. We already have multiple cures, but there is a lot of propaganda against those and in favor of the largely ineffective treatments that are currently used, and the "research" done by those in the Mainstream is all nonsense that we are dishonestly told is research but which is really not actually happening at all. It makes sense since there is a lot of money in people having carcinogens promoted to them so that they develop cancer and then hiding or lying about the actual cures while giving them ineffective treatments.
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Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright1 year ago
Sounds like a 15 MINUTE video resume.......
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Star10864
Star108641 year ago
he didn't explain anything!?!?!?
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buttegowda
buttegowda2 years ago (edited)
BS ... In fact he has the art of talking 8 times more than what is required :)
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ProfBoggs
ProfBoggs10 months ago
So what exactly is the take-away from his presentation? Hire this fellow as a consultant to tell me how to be more efficient? I don't mean to be a jerk, but I'm not sure what his point is.
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GamingSausageDog
GamingSausageDog1 day ago
Don't slide off the runway, land the plane PROPERLY.
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GamingSausageDog
GamingSausageDog1 day ago
And you need to constantly monitor the weather of your project, forgot that part.
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Moses Ramirez
Moses Ramirez8 months ago
Plans are worthless; planning is everything. Land the plane...something something, robots, Japanese professors...something. I watched this video twice so you don't have to. No discernible point here...move along.
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Kristin Jarrett
Kristin Jarrett9 months ago
Okay, here's my take on this talk. TL;DW(atch) 1. Make your problems visible to make it possible to find solutions. Listing them in real space 2. Solve them incrementally, rather than all at once. 3. If working on a team, make sure everyone's pulling their own weight within those pieces (I think?)
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Darren Semotiuk
Darren Semotiuk2 months ago
Good general identifying of the elements of the talk, the details aka "how" can be easily found if you search for "SCRUM" and "AGILE" even some under-10-minutes videos on YT illustrate practical activities to accomplish those goals...
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vampire4400
vampire44009 months ago
The art of wasting 16 minutes of my time presenting your resume
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TR Keskin
TR Keskin3 years ago
Bad presentation, scattered and talking around the subject. I still have no idea what he`s talking about.
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Zachery Iodice
Zachery Iodice2 years ago
He's saying that the best way to get things done is to split things up into teams. Not commanded teams though, organized teams that have been trained to know that they're doing and not bother with what other people are doing, and do what they need to with little to no managerial work.
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Dexter Haven
Dexter Haven2 years ago
+Zachery Iodice He should have said that in the first few minutes instead of bragging about his resume so much.
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Dhruv Agarwal
Dhruv Agarwal1 year ago
Came here to improve my efficiency and time management. Got this shit,where he just brags about what he did and not told us a thing about the title.
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Mary Hoo
Mary Hoo1 year ago (edited)
Probably the single worst talk I think I have ever heard. What a rambling bunch of drivel. I have absolutely no idea what he was on about. "I was in the military, i flew a plane, i worked at a bank, I ate some sushi" blah blah blah. This is why no one wants to listen to old people - they use too many words to say very little.
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Dank puma
Dank puma11 months ago
He looks like Bernie Sanders.
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Travis Bergh
Travis Bergh10 months ago
why do I keep wasting TED videos. based on my research they suck about 89%of the time. maybe if the title had been "war vet tells us about his many accomplishments in the world of organization," I would have enjoyed the video. To those who are smarter than I, who read the comments before watching, save your time. There is not one sentence of practical usable advice in this talk.
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Self Help Dude
Self Help Dude8 months ago
They should have titled this video "how to waste almost 16 minutes of your life".
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Qarius
Qarius7 months ago
Ok. So he just spoke about random stuff for 15 mins...wtf?
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David H
David H1 year ago
In summary, life is like landing an aeroplane. You have to keep repeating (or drill) the landing exercise and re-adjusting until you get it right as you do also living your life.

The highlight of his talk was Vietnam war experience. He survived the missile attack by making his flight path maneuvering unpredictable for the missile when entering Vietnam. Only 50% of the pilots survived and came back.

He advocates for the management giving initial instructions, then stepping back from managing and allowing the teams to come up with solutions.

There is some merit with his talk.
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Steyreon
Steyreon1 year ago
what was his point? how one would achieve the motivation the school kids felt?
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Dobrawa Winnicka
Dobrawa Winnicka8 months ago
Guys, the title is wrong that is why you misunderstood what it is about. This is Jeff Sutherland, the inventor of SCRUM. The words he says are pure gold for every IT guy. YouTube, Facebook, Instagram - those are HUGE projects and you can use those applications thanks to THIS man. It can be even said that agile project management made it possible to finish big IT projects that otherwise could never end...
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Bogdan Rat
Bogdan Rat1 year ago
Subtitle at 12:10 lol
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Hakasauars
Hakasauars1 year ago
+Bogdan Rat BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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ryan lee
ryan lee2 years ago
what the hell? he said nothing of value!!!!