Secret of Success

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Extracts from Richard St. John talk at TED. Simple rules that will pave the way for success…


I’m driven by my passion.
Freeman Thomas (Car designer, Daimler Chrysler)

Do it for Love, Not Money

I would pay someone to do what I do
Carol Coletta ( Radio producer, Smart City)


It’s all hard work. Nothing comes easily. But I have a lot of fun.
Rupert Murdoch big cheese CEO


To be successful put your nose down in something and get damn good at it
Alex Garden (Game developer)


I think it all has to do with focusing yourself to one thing
Norman Jewison (Filmmaker)


Push yourself. Physically, mentally, you gotta push, push, push.
David Gallo (Marine scientist)

Push Shyness and Self-doubt

I always had self-doubts. I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t smart enough. I didn’t think I’d make it.
Goldie Hawn (actor)


It was a privilege to serve as a doctor
Sherwin Nuland (Professor of surgery, Yale)


I had an idea-founding the first micro computer software company
Bill Gates (Software guy)

(To get good ideas, Listen, Observe, Be Curious, Ask Questions, Problem Solve, Make Connections)


Persistence is the number one reason for our success.
Joe Kraus (Co-founder, Excite)

You need to persist failures and Crap (Criticism, Rejection, Assholes, Pressure)



7 Responses to “Secret of Success”

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  2. 2 startup speaker September 2, 2017 at 5:09 am

    You always know just what to say. That is the thinking of a creative mind. That cleared it up for me.

  3. 3 investor adviser September 1, 2017 at 3:01 am

    You should be beyond proud of yourself. Guess I will just book mark this blog. Now I feel stupid. Here’s the thing, I really like your pages. I am impressed.

  4. 4 technology adviser August 31, 2017 at 2:44 am

    I enjoy the things you provide here. Thx again. it is like you wrote the book on it or something. I just randomly discovered your pages. You seem to really know who you are.

  5. 5 gp December 21, 2007 at 12:08 am

    there is a great future in this, i want to learn more about his research.

    oh and do watche the latest one by Lakhsmi. Its nice.

  6. 6 Karthi December 19, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Gp. I did and I am hooked to it now…..

  7. 7 gp December 19, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    TED is excellent…learning alot from there.

    Did u watch the one by Vilayanur Ramachandran?

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