Edinburgh Nights / Singapore Days + The Beginning

The Beginning

Some characteristics of the development of an expert have been found to include...

  • At a minimum usually 10 years of consistent practice, sometimes more for certain fields.

  • A characterization of this practice as "deliberate practice", which forces the practitioner to come up with new ways to encourage and enable themselves to reach new levels of performance.

  • An early phase of learning which is characterized by enjoyment, excitement, and participation without outcome-related goals.

  • The ability to rearrange or construct a higher dimension of creativity. Due to such familiarity or advanced knowledge experts can develop more abstract perspectives of their concepts and/or performances.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, Fulfillment and Flow

Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers

10000 Hour Rule by Zintro

More Inspirational videos:

Kris Kristopherson talking about Johnny Cash:
"He was built to create ... and he did it by god all his life ...William Blake said it was your duty ... if you had the credentials for spiritual communion ... if you refuse and bury your talent in the earth ... though you should want natural bread ... sorrow and desperation will pursue you throughout life and after death shame and confusion are faced to eternity ... Well, John will never have shame and confusion of face: because he was creative right up to the end"


Shia LaBeouf TED Talk

The First 20 Hours - How to Learn Anything:
Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU:

You ALREADY Know How to be GREAT
Alan Fine at TEDxRockCreekPark:

David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a boy became an artist

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

Sugata Mitra's new experiments in self-teaching

Tony Schwartz: The Myths of the Overworked Creative

Ira Glass on Storytelling, part 3 of 4

[2008] Web 2.0 EXPO Clay Shirky

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: Logan LaPlante

How To Use The Brain More Effectively

PressPausePlay - Andrew Keen Interview 2

PressPausePlay - Seth Godin Interview

PressPausePlay - Moby Interview

Work Smart: How to Write a To-Do List

Work Smart: How to Make Procrastination Productive

Work Smart: Avoid Office Distractions with Time Blocking

Work Smart: Stop Multitasking and Start Doing One Thing Really Well

Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!

Arthur's Transformation (Extended Cut) - Never, Ever Give Up!!

Help Us INSPIRE the World! Arthur's Message about INSPIRED: The Movie

Dust Radio, A Film About Chris Whitley - Official Trailer

Steve Jobs Speech at Stanford

Blind painter Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision - BBC News

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - Natalya St. Clair

Why Shouldn't We Commit Suicide? (Camus + Donkey Kong) – 8-Bit Philosophy

Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life

Steve Jobs Lesson - Truly love what you do

[Part 1/2] Lon Chaney: The Man Behind a Thousand Faces

[Part 2/2] Lon Chaney: The Man Behind a Thousand Faces


Rocky Balboa (2006) - inspirational speech

James Rizzi

Rare Filmation Clip

Julie Speed and Shawn Colvin

Robin Thicke - Can U Believe

Satchel - Suffering

Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins

Jeff Buckley feat. Elizabeth Fraser - All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun

Duncan Sheik - Wishful Thinking (Album Version)

Kenny Loggins - Vox Humana