Posts tagged 2-Tedtalk
What it's like to be a Diplomat's Daughter

A lot of you asked me what it's like to be a diplomat's daughter. It's not all rainbows & butterflies, there were times when we struggled as a family, when I struggled as a person, trying to adapt to new surroundings. In case you didn't know, a diplomat is an official appointed by the government to represent one's home country abroad. I typically spent 3-4 years abroad, alternating 2 years in my home country.

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The [not so] Glamorous Life of Wives of Diplomats

Psychologist Nicole Nasr explores the real experience of being the Wife of a Diplomat across diplomatic assignments. In her talk, she raises awareness on the different roles wives of diplomats occupy when assisting their husbands and their centrality in regards to the profession. In an attempt to help the audience think about these women, she asks a series of questions focusing on the impact of being a 21st century women in diplomatic assignments and the effects of these multiple relocations.

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3 Ways to Plan for the Very Long Term

We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains -- an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term ... like, grandchildren-scale long term? Ari Wallach shares three tactics for thinking beyond the immediate.

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Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the "Scrapper" a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. "Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose," she says. "Hire the Scrapper."

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Looking for a Job? Highlight Your Ability, Not Your Experience

Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers can make themselves more attractive -- and why employers should look for ability over credentials.

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