Published by dan on Mar 10, 2012

Get Inspired

A collection of videos, songs and articles with so much heart and insight they affect me every time I watch. Maybe they’ll do the same for you.

Matt Harding

Where in the Hell is Matt?

Matt is a video game writer who leaves his job for months at a time to travel around the world while video taping himself doing a silly dance. After returning to Seattle, he edits together a compilation video of all the places he's been. His videos became such a hit that Stride Gum started sponsoring some of his travel.

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Conan O'Brien

Harvard "Class Day" Speech of 2000

In 2000, Conan O'Brien gave the "Class Day" address to the graduating students at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Conan mixes just enough funny and advice to produce a speech worth watching every once and a while.

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Steve Jobs

2005 Stanford Graduation

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks — including death itself — at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

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Coldplay's "Fix You"

Young@Heart is a chorus that started in Northampton, Massachusetts for people over a certain age. This video features Fred Knittle singing Coldplay's Fix You. It was supposed to be a duet, but his partner died shortly before the performance. The audience members shown repeatedly are his family.

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Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

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David Foster Wallace

This Is Water

The Infinite Jest author defends the phrase "teach you how to think" through fantastic examples of keeping perspective and life in the day-to-day grind.

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