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  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Paul Rulkens is an expert in achieving big goals in the easiest, fastest and most elegant way possible. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, he has moved his focus to the fascinating field of high performance.
    Paul Rulkens is an expert in achieving big goals in the easiest, fastest and most elegant way possible. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, he has moved his focus to the fascinating field of high performance. His work is based on his knowledge and experience about the practical application of behavioral psychology, neuroscience and especially common sense. He currently works worldwide to make successful people, teams and organizations even more successful. He lives with his wife and two children in Maastricht.
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  • John Duncan
    John Duncan 3 tahun yang lalu +5022

    “A really bad idea, embraced by millions of people, is still a really bad idea.” ~ Tony Blauer

  • Rx Hx
    Rx Hx Tahun Yang lalu +1576

    Reminds me of the Monty Python bit where a big crowd says in perfect unison "Yes, we're all different." and then one guy in the crowd says "I'm not."

    • Nerd#9347.
      Nerd#9347. 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      Same. I Freaking love Monty Python. Classic.

    • Jorge Sylvester
      Jorge Sylvester 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Another Comment Agreed!

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 5 bulan yang lalu

      @Jorge Sylvester That IS the goal, however, as Elon has explained well. We ARE now, each, a walking antenna , due to climate engineering aerosols of very teeensy sizes. Look up "smartdust, Carbon c60, Graphene, for a start.

    • Jorge Sylvester
      Jorge Sylvester 5 bulan yang lalu +2

      I always tell my students. We are Not Robots!

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Bdub13 VERY FUNNY DAYS BACK THEN ... watching "Brian" with a crowd, LAUGHing.

  • Nova Chap
    Nova Chap 10 bulan yang lalu +231

    First class seminar, very well presented, right amount of humour and very thought provoking! Thank you for sharing..

    • David Hawley
      David Hawley 7 bulan yang lalu +8

      The only thing useful in this talk was the enumeration of the 4 sides of the box.

  • Sam Stow
    Sam Stow 5 bulan yang lalu +44

    Having a brilliant idea is only the start. The next thing is to have the passion and commitment to follow that idea through when everyone tells you you're wrong, and being resilient enough to keep pushing through countless rejections until you finally get a breakthrough. Many examples of successful people in history had this experience.

    • Nonconformist_ZH
      Nonconformist_ZH Bulan Yang lalu

      That "finally" might never happen. There are other limiting factors beyond one's control.

    • Georg
      Georg 4 bulan yang lalu

      Einstein was very good in this. catching an idea and driving it to the very end

    • Frank Miller
      Frank Miller 5 bulan yang lalu +2

      Many not so successful people made the same thing. But nobody writes books about them.

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 5 bulan yang lalu +3

      I think Funding is the key... and bloodlines.

  • Vishrut Heda
    Vishrut Heda 4 bulan yang lalu +82

    “If you want to have results you’ve never had before, well, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.”
    God I love that

    • Tarek Yared
      Tarek Yared 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      But it is so much more comfortable doing the same thing over & over again and complaining! :D

  • Christopher Lindsay
    Christopher Lindsay 6 bulan yang lalu +42

    I’ve sat through many talks like this during my working life, exhorting us to break the mould, by people who never did anything original themselves (I’m thinking HR personnel here). Corporations are dominance hierarchies which rely on the people at the top ruling over those beneath them. They are structured on a division of labour and standardised behaviour, not very conducive to thinking creatively. A good number of the 97% are well aware of this.

    • TheJoemm
      TheJoemm 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      He is definitely among the 3 percent.

    • Rusty Shackleford
      Rusty Shackleford 5 bulan yang lalu

      @Bruckner people who look to billionaires for answers are not intelligent.

    • Bruckner
      Bruckner 5 bulan yang lalu +2

      You may not be in a position to change anything in your organization but you have freedom outside work to change things. In your organization you must be at a level where you can tell others what is your vision and ask them to execute it. Not everyone is risk averse but the majority, sadly, is. This is the reason why for the billions we are on this planet our progress almost feels like it's stagnating. Musk comes to mind here, but there are not many like him willing to go against the grain all the time.

    • Harold
      Harold 5 bulan yang lalu

      You're definitely the majority.

  • Clifton Pereira
    Clifton Pereira 6 bulan yang lalu +122

    While there's no doubt that the content he presented was superlative, what I noticed is that he presented it flawlessly, without a single filler word..truly commendable

    • SocialMedia Yogini
      SocialMedia Yogini Bulan Yang lalu

      Ahhh, your ignorance dude is an example.

    • O. O.
      O. O. 4 bulan yang lalu

      He repeated sentences several times. He avoided filler words by being repetitive! It's the same.

    • Bass Player
      Bass Player 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Maximilian good ol double talk...it's not a form of communication

    • Cigomba Miler
      Cigomba Miler 5 bulan yang lalu

      he said uhmm

    • Maximilian
      Maximilian 5 bulan yang lalu +3

      That was well performed indeed. Sadly the rhethorics lacked and tricked mostly the incompetent and the lazy. But those are the customers you want if you're doing a MLM scam.

  • Blind Philosopher Karl-Erik
    Blind Philosopher Karl-Erik 11 bulan yang lalu +138

    Paul is describing how to break through barriers to market entry without directly competing with competitors. It’s a brilliant concept that redefines and creates new markets. Why walk crowded halls when you can take just as long detouring through the garden?

    • Billionaire Smiles
      Billionaire Smiles 6 bulan yang lalu +1

      That's the blue ocean strategy!

    • Yard Grid
      Yard Grid 6 bulan yang lalu +1

      We know what he is saying. He literally drew a box and told us to think outside of it.

    • Jay
      Jay 9 bulan yang lalu

      @Jay Blue ocean is a great term to know, but it’s a boundary within itself. You can’t be “too blue ocean” or even the best invention or breakthrough can fail. This mainly applies to new technology or products. For example, making a flying car not look like a “ground car” would vastly reduce the chances for adoption by people. As an inventor myself, this is really frustrating when you HAVE TO worsen a design or idea so that it is less intimidating at the cost of functionality or cost.

    • Jay
      Jay 9 bulan yang lalu +2

      @Schupi Luliuma this is so true. This is why I never criticize new ideas as long as they don’t cause harm to people other than ones-self.

    • Adrian Apollyon
      Adrian Apollyon 10 bulan yang lalu

      Paul is a false lieing fake apostle

  • T M
    T M 5 bulan yang lalu +37

    I don't know how many times I've heard people say "think outside the box," and never understood what they meant but after watching this, I get it. I'm definitely coming back for this.

    • Stephen Mani
      Stephen Mani Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Jacob Shirley - Question is whose morals? Trump's morals? Biden's morals? Or Mormon morals? Taliban morals? (yeah, Taliban is one of the most outspoken and clearest on its 'morals!). Or Buddhist morals? Chinese morals? Vegan's morals? Or the Vietnamese morals who eat dogs? This morality list can go on....You see the problem? So, once the world's population can agree on a list of morals that EVERYBODY can agree on, THEN I might consider sticking to somebody else's moral boundaries. Until then, No.

    • Jacob Shirley
      Jacob Shirley Bulan Yang lalu

      @Stephen Mani Yea. Don't let moral and legal boundaries keep you from greatness.

    • Julian Sirian
      Julian Sirian 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      The trick is to laterally think... type nlp and chunking up and down into a search engine to familiarize yourself...
      It's really cool and simple to do...

    • Stephen Mani
      Stephen Mani 5 bulan yang lalu +4

      Yes, in other words, don't get caught in the four boundaries of the box, ie. technological boundaries, legal boundaries, physical boundaries, and moral boundaries....

  • Klaus Dirr
    Klaus Dirr 2 tahun yang lalu +569

    Mark Twain once said: "When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

    • Palla d'Aubrey
      Palla d'Aubrey 2 bulan yang lalu

      Hahaha, a good one...

    • Bob S
      Bob S 8 bulan yang lalu +12

      Similarly Clemens said "what most people know ain't so."

  • Centurion Guards
    Centurion Guards Tahun Yang lalu +86

    It's not just on high performance issues. It's on issues / world views that people hold but haven't looked closely at. People are getting all into their emotions without checking facts.

    • Centurion Guards
      Centurion Guards 5 bulan yang lalu +4

      @Dawson Davis You presume a whole lot. I have a question for you what is a woman?

    • Dawson Davis
      Dawson Davis 5 bulan yang lalu

      Facts are relitive these days. I bet theres loads of things you believe that arent true or out of date.

    • Matthew Atwood
      Matthew Atwood 6 bulan yang lalu +5

      @Psalm 27 fear makes people pliable to those offering percieved safety.

    • Psalm 27
      Psalm 27 10 bulan yang lalu +7

      Their favourite emotion is baseless fear.

  • Angelocheck Light
    Angelocheck Light Tahun Yang lalu +39

    Brilliant! Everything is brilliant thought, idea, competence, and performance. Thank you
    It was an amazing pleasure to listen to you

  • Matt Alma
    Matt Alma Tahun Yang lalu +32

    Brilliant observations, really enjoyed this talk. Well done!

  • 1Passingthrew1
    1Passingthrew1 Tahun Yang lalu +13

    At one point I was manager of a milk processing factory when there was home delivery mainly bottled milk. Eventually we moved to carton milk still with bottles but the cartons increased the potential. I suggested we could process and package juice after the milk. This would give the plant an acid clean, utilise idle plant and give the vendors extra product to sell. I was almost dismissed for trying to reduce milk sales.
    Much later the idea was adopted. So much for being in a closed box and the company lost the dual opportunity to clean the plant and sell more product.
    TRADITION!!!!!

  • dan b
    dan b 5 tahun yang lalu +7126

    What if the majority thinks that the majority is wrong

    • Varshini Venkatesh
      Varshini Venkatesh 8 hari yang lalu

      Unfortunately majority thinks they are right

    • Thomas Helin
      Thomas Helin 15 hari yang lalu

      Well that wouldn’t make sense. People tend to believe ideas/behavior that the majority is discussing/carrying out is right. That’s the basis of the video

    • SocialMedia Yogini
      SocialMedia Yogini 29 hari yang lalu

      The majority is ALWAYS wrong and ALL WAYS too.
      The 1% do best because they use COURAGE to fulfill all of their other virtues in order to WIN.
      Sadly, all the other are just supporting actors because of low energy.
      My recommendation for more energy?
      BE VEGAN. PRACTICE HARMLESSNESS TO ALL.
      INCLUDING YOURSELF.
      TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF LIKE YOU WERE SOMEONE YOU LOVED. ✨️ 💛

    • SocialMedia Yogini
      SocialMedia Yogini 29 hari yang lalu

      THE MAJORITY does THINK THEY ARE ALWAYS WRONG.
      THATS WHY THEY ARE.
      BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE THEIR MINDS SO WHAT THEY THINK CONTROLS THEM.
      YOGA TEACHES US TO OBSERVE THE MIND, OBSERVE THE BODY, OBSERVE THE BREATH.
      BE THE WITNESS.
      THAT WAY THESE DO NOT CONTROL US AND OUR ACTIONS.

    • Thanos
      Thanos Bulan Yang lalu

      What if ... Like agent carter

  • Decision Scientist
    Decision Scientist 5 hari yang lalu

    The probability of getting a good idea by thinking out of the box looks generally extremely low and this is why the purpose of thinking is to minimize thinking and to get back to automatic pilot. The example he gave regarding dinner is perfect. The market economy provides us with satisfactory dinner options whereas thinking out of the box to do something with a dead animal beside the highway most likely only leads to food poisoning.
    It is not that furniture industry before IKEA were all wrong but simply IKEA came up with brilliant ideas within the 3%. Vast majority of startups fail.

  • James Stripling
    James Stripling Tahun Yang lalu +36

    The purpose of thinking is to conserve energy. I'm lazy, but I want things, so I think a lot about how to do things so I can get what I want without working too hard, all within legal and moral boundaries. Crossing those boundaries requires more time and energy than I'm willing to spend.

    • Palla d'Aubrey
      Palla d'Aubrey 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      There is a Bulgarian proverb which goes luke this: Ask the lazy to do some job, and he will proove to you why that job is Not to be done 😎" ...like your sense of humor 😎

    • *Troll Confiável*
      *Troll Confiável* 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Sharad Kumar Singh modus operandi ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Sharad Kumar Singh
      Sharad Kumar Singh 9 bulan yang lalu +1

      Same, but sometimes spending (time) on just thinking about the most efficient way, makes the whole process less efficient than it would be without thinking

    • Tyke Olsen
      Tyke Olsen Tahun Yang lalu

      Agreed.

    • r t
      r t Tahun Yang lalu

      Too?

  • Mach ninety
    Mach ninety 11 bulan yang lalu +60

    If I had a dollar for every time a teacher would say, “If the whole world tells you that you’re wrong, do you think you are right?”
    Now I know the answer. Books have been written when it’s one person against the world, and the world is almost always wrong.

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      Evidence of Actuality proves who is right and wrong (correct or not), not anybody's opinion, regardless of how many.

    • caveman[69]
      caveman[69] 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Scattered Dragon while you may be correct, if you make the conversation this simplistic you kill all creative solutions, society becomes stagnant and eventually disintegrates.

    • s s s
      s s s 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      Serial killer says hi

    • George Brunner
      George Brunner 6 bulan yang lalu

      "The Whole World lies in the power of the wicked one" SATAN - so says the Bible. "My country, right or wrong" is an example of SATANIC thinking. Or should it be said an example of SATANIC NOT THINKING?

    • Scattered Dragon
      Scattered Dragon 6 bulan yang lalu +9

      No no, don’t focus on the cases where the minority WAS right, acknowledge the cases where the minority was wrong, which happened far more.

  • Story Paths
    Story Paths Tahun Yang lalu +158

    It strikes me that this is another box to be in: that we must always be doing new, innovative, expansive things.

    • Theodore Lowry
      Theodore Lowry 10 bulan yang lalu

      @Schupi Luliuma good point

    • Schupi Luliuma
      Schupi Luliuma 10 bulan yang lalu +3

      For me, as for most biological systems, innovation is to avoid competition. It seems to me, that most people love to compete and waste their time and efforts on this.

    • Psalm 27
      Psalm 27 10 bulan yang lalu

      Exactly. Illusion and strong delusion, which leads people to disillusionment, depression and more.

    • Jim Davis
      Jim Davis 11 bulan yang lalu

      Yes, often we don't need change.

    • Story Paths
      Story Paths Tahun Yang lalu

      @newyorkfan16 True. It would really be 'new and innovative' at this point to carefully consider the resources needed to produce a product and decide whether it's beneficial for our planet as a whole to do so. It would also be innovative to fully consider recycling/upcycling of a product within the design from the very conception!

  • Walter Velasquez
    Walter Velasquez 6 bulan yang lalu +1

    This is an excellent Ted Talk. Thinking outside the box, two issues arises: 1) Law - Breaking the Law. ? - Find the holes within it or promote changes 2) Morals & Principles - values define a lot of yourself! However, you must be able to change your values (at least review it on a regular basis). You must work hard on yourself and be creative to think without barriers.

  • Alex Jay
    Alex Jay 6 bulan yang lalu +15

    Actually the reason why the majority is wrong is called "herd mentality", the survival mechanism which derives from the assumption of safety in groups.
    Ppl naturally assume that the majority must know best so they dont want to contend with the risks or consequences that may arise from deviating away from the safety of the crowd

  • jwod
    jwod 5 bulan yang lalu +2

    Great talk. But there are often massive risks for breaking the standards and many who have failed to reach the top 3 % do even worse than the majority 90%.

  • Kakben
    Kakben 6 bulan yang lalu

    This was no new idea back in 2014 when this video was published. Ideas of dynamic capabilities, hard-to-imitate resources, and similar concepts of differentiation have been present in marketing research for almost a century. Still, nicely presented to the public in this talk. But he appealed to everyone in the crowd, saying they can all be part of the 3 percent who escape the box. Psychology and social science have shown that not everyone can be those three percent, because not everyone have the capability to. And also, having a market of 100 percent innovators and 0 percent bulk performers is an appaling thought.

  • Thomas Jamison
    Thomas Jamison Tahun Yang lalu +3

    This goes a long way towards explaining how it is that crime can sometimes really pay off. And the same idea works for a lot of companies, though if they have enough money they can chose to break the law by getting politicians to change the laws.

  • Johan Atmadhi
    Johan Atmadhi Tahun Yang lalu +53

    I love how he did his faces after sentences, his expression is priceless

  • Oloye Art
    Oloye Art 7 bulan yang lalu +1

    Breakthrough, even with social norms this happens. Wonderful lecture

  • Shino B
    Shino B 10 bulan yang lalu +2

    Its always reassuring to know that im not the one whos insane.
    As Someone who enjoys persuing morality and researching the state of the natural world and the human condition, unfortunately from my research alot of the truths of the world are the opposite of what MOST people believe. The backlash and results make me seem like either a "know it all" or "crazy/bad" but they have no understanding or information to prove me incorrect.
    We live in a world where the norm is being completely disconnected from reality.

    • Nom1fan
      Nom1fan 10 bulan yang lalu

      Tell me more please?

  • A J
    A J 2 tahun yang lalu +486

    This was perhaps the best tedtalk I've ever heard, and after reading the majority of the comments below, I am happy to see the majority doesn't agree.

    • Emil Nemyl
      Emil Nemyl 4 bulan yang lalu +1

      He left one important part unsaid, the bankrupt ones were also thinking out of the box.

    • George Maximus
      George Maximus 4 bulan yang lalu

      @Eltwarg
      I absolutely agree with what you said. I think Many people still likes to take risks because of the potential greater rewards. The great financial crisis, stock market boom and bust cycles throughout history.

    • Eltwarg
      Eltwarg 4 bulan yang lalu

      Majority of people try to do what is safe, trustworthy - we, normal people, descendants of those who had passed the evolution tests mostly by avoiding all kinds of risks, we would not choose to risk.
      From those abnormal, who do risk, minority succeeds and becomes more efficient than those following what is proven to work quite well according to today's norms.
      The results of experiments are distributed between disasters and fortune.
      You need to be extraordinarily brave to try this game but also extraordinarily gifted or at least lucky to win. Most trying are not...

    • Danny
      Danny 5 bulan yang lalu

      A majority of people think murder is wrong. Defend this guy's thinking now.

    • George Maximus
      George Maximus 5 bulan yang lalu

      @Blue Bull
      Yes the market is a good representation of human psychology, greed and lot’s of it. The market is also very much manipulated by the federal reserve making these bad behaviors even worse, actually rewarding these bad behaviors. Ultimately will not end well.

  • str8 pecker
    str8 pecker 10 bulan yang lalu +12

    Hits particularly well during these totalitarian times

    • Gianna Mantzani
      Gianna Mantzani 2 bulan yang lalu

      would you prefer if all these capitalists and multinational companies just did whatever they pleased?
      Would u prefer to live on Mars and accelerate the destruction of the earth?

  • Paul Manager AAA Migration
    Paul Manager AAA Migration 9 bulan yang lalu +16

    This is only workable for a few (small percentage of the population) Unfortunately. The thinking and innovation required by others would upset the comfort they enjoy with the predictability of their life. The level of stress this creates for people on the path to these innovations is extreme and the high risk is not something the average settled person would want to take on

    • Jason Horn
      Jason Horn 5 bulan yang lalu

      Yes. About 3%.

    • Leandro G
      Leandro G 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Emanuel Galdes Those "innovating geniuses" don't feel the way you do about what you call "work". They don't sacrifice life for their work, instead their work is a huge, great and fulfilling part of their life.
      Your comment makes me think that you see work as something to be endured for the sake of the salary, and that the only or main value of it is the money you get from it. Do you really think that this is any better than being an innovating genius who finds joy and fulfilment in their work?

    • Paul O
      Paul O 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Emanuel Galdes Absolutely. The innovation is for a handful of people who, in the end, will realise they have been used

    • Emanuel Galdes
      Emanuel Galdes 6 bulan yang lalu

      I'd rather work for a working concern that guarantees a decent salary then be an innovating genius. I want to leave work at work.

  • TheFitnessEnthusiast
    TheFitnessEnthusiast 5 bulan yang lalu +7

    All these years later and this is still one of the best ted talks out there.

    • Maximilian
      Maximilian 5 bulan yang lalu

      It's a ted-x talk. And it shows. Because it lacks depth and research. And only uses cheap rhetorical tricks. A boondoggle in lack of a better word.

  • Eric Ephemetherson
    Eric Ephemetherson 4 bulan yang lalu +1

    I have always repeated to myself from my early chilhood times that screwing the society is the best way to be out of the box.

  • agent G 021
    agent G 021 3 tahun yang lalu +1016

    I loved his speech but most importantly he was a great speaker. He never stopped his speech with awkward “uuhs” or “likes” but told it comfortably without hesitation. And he clearly masters pauses.

    • Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band
      Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band Tahun Yang lalu

      @David Same thing. They have speech class. Not lecture class.

    • Robert Richard
      Robert Richard 2 tahun yang lalu

      Definitely have to agree with you. Ya know🤣

    • rolla
      rolla 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      @Marilyn Schmidt Nobody is perfect.

    • Marilyn Schmidt
      Marilyn Schmidt 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      His facial expressions were annoying me 😕

    • agent G 021
      agent G 021 2 tahun yang lalu +5

      @Warsilver yeah, I guess rewatching it I see what you mean, still, dude knows how to speak

  • Roberto Delgado
    Roberto Delgado 9 bulan yang lalu

    If you take the premises that we can always improve efficiency and the majority works around the “system” that replaced the previous “system” than yes, the majority is wrong, or at least not as right as it could be. That doesn’t mean that a minority is always right, usually new ideas are wrong… sometimes there’s some fantastic new ideias but they are very rare, compared to the total number of new ideas. By the way I don’t disagree with him.

  • mister tamura
    mister tamura Tahun Yang lalu +17

    Great talk. I just wish uploads like this would include links to the studies and sources being referred to.

    • Рођак Ненад
      Рођак Ненад Tahun Yang lalu +1

      The only source used in this video, except the simple facts that ikea sells unassembled furniture and other easily verifiable, not so important facts, is common sense to realize that the majority can't be right about high performance, never. If you can't figure out why this is true then you have very poor logical reasoning and probably aren't ready to think innovatively.

  • Sean Lee
    Sean Lee 6 bulan yang lalu +2

    There seems to be two messages people got from this dude.
    One group (and the title) is saying how to not be with the majority because they’re “wrong”
    And the other (the one I believe) message is that in short. To not be like the average don’t act or do like the average.
    I think the message is pretty simple but he does have good/immersive evidence to support it.
    In general I liked the talk

  • 3DU Limited
    3DU Limited 7 bulan yang lalu

    Brilliant speech - glad I watched it
    Eye opening
    Thank you 🙏

  • Monk Gaming
    Monk Gaming 3 tahun yang lalu +3611

    The majority of this comment section entirely missed the point of the video. The majority is always wrong in the sense that the majority isn’t ever extraordinary. If the practice is done by the majority then it won’t be successful it will yield average results. If the question is how can I make a successful business, following what everyone else does won’t get you there. The majority can never be successful only average. Yes he basically said think outside of the box but he explained how, something you rarely hear. He explained that you have to recognize your boundaries and think of ideas that exist outside of them. Honestly it was very inspiring and great advice.

    • beeldbuijs
      beeldbuijs 5 bulan yang lalu

      @PAVANZYL In their defense; not everybody has the capabilities of Einstein or even enough to succeed in thinking out of the box. It’s very well possible that practising out of the box thinking usually fails. You’d probably need a lot of time, energy and funds before a breakthrough is found. There is a reason for the 97%.

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 bulan yang lalu

      It’s weird how many people are talking about covid in the comment section which is ridiculous. It’s obvious that these people didn’t watch the video

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 bulan yang lalu

      Yeah most people are talking about covid 19 and they are missing the point

    • Alan Deutsch
      Alan Deutsch 7 bulan yang lalu

      @Jemand EXACTLY LOL. the people talking about covid vaccines are the 97%

    • One Existence
      One Existence 8 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Matthew Curiel I believe you got me completely wrong.
      I know this quote and agree fully, as if it makes it anymore legitimate. 😂
      This talk is very enlightening, because it pinpoints to the limits of thinking. And I mean the thinking that's done with our left hemisphere of our brain.
      Otherwise there is no limit as far as any human imagination is concerned. Anything else is beyond the reach of us limited creatures. The universe is a completely different realm. But that's for another day.
      The greatest ideas being known to human kind have sprung into existence from nowhere, only by being available to the universe, simply present to the source of all creation. Even Einstein talked about it at length. His ideas were not an outflow of brute force but creativity before being formalized. Nicola Tesla, Richard Feynman the same...

  • Alina Stefana
    Alina Stefana Tahun Yang lalu +57

    "When all think alike, then no one is thinking"- Walter Lippmann

    • Ajeet Kumar
      Ajeet Kumar 5 bulan yang lalu

      Hi

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 bulan yang lalu

      well I wouldn't say no one is thinking

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 bulan yang lalu

      Nothing wrong if all think a like like for example that they like Donald Trump

    • Jo S
      Jo S 9 bulan yang lalu +2

      Very timely

    • TranscenGopher
      TranscenGopher 10 bulan yang lalu +2

      "It would be wrong to think"
      Vladimir Lenin

  • Sam Yarnold
    Sam Yarnold 10 bulan yang lalu +1

    I get the point of this TED talk. It does perhaps neglect to understand that many people live extraordinary lives, just in different ways. 3% of IKEAS and Dell's business model is thinking outside of the box, the other 97% is living firmly within the norm of any corporation. My addition to this would be to decide what aspects of you life you wish to be different, be it financial or creative and explore it.

  • Lawrence Carroll
    Lawrence Carroll 5 bulan yang lalu +1

    “Thinking” the majority is wrong is - unfortunately- different than actually perceiving that the majority is wrong.
    When you actually truly see something - not think it - then, and only then, will action be true. Otherwise it is only a notion, an idea, an ism or ideology.
    That idea may be entertaining, stimulating, and “thought provoking” etc. But it won’t result in a fundamental change.

  • Kevin L Nenstiel
    Kevin L Nenstiel 4 bulan yang lalu

    This sounds great in the abstract. But I fear that, taken simply as written, it overlooks too much. After all, Enron and Worldcom also did things their own way, and we know how they ended up. Only featuring two successful examples, and no counterexamples, simply omits too much from the equation.

  • GuerrillaNature
    GuerrillaNature 11 bulan yang lalu +5

    Brilliant speech. Thank you so much. Feeling vindicated in a very satisfying fashion. 🤜🤛🙏💜

  • Allyson
    Allyson 11 bulan yang lalu +1

    Great and inspiring talk - thank you

  • Marek Schwarz
    Marek Schwarz 9 bulan yang lalu +1

    Brilliant truth for all of us to absorb 🙏🏻

  • P Ch
    P Ch Tahun Yang lalu +14

    He got me at, "The questions are the same, but the answers have changed "
    🤔😎👍

  • BluezZ
    BluezZ 2 tahun yang lalu +237

    the thing is, we think being different is good. but there are MILLIONS of companies who did it differently, trying to innovate the market and failed. but because they weren't successful, their company was never known. and THAT is the true majority, this is the basic idea of something called "survivor bias" which is a bias towards the numbers that get counted and not the whole set. basically, you could have a thousand different companies with new innovation before only one is successful.

    • Maximilian
      Maximilian 5 bulan yang lalu

      THANK YOU.
      YES.
      THIS.
      YES.
      Survivorship bias is so massive in this TED talk it blows my mind. He completely ignores the tens of thousands of companies that have gone bankrupt because of "out of the box"-thinking or innovating with bad timing.

    • Molybdaenmornell 123Hopp?
      Molybdaenmornell 123Hopp? 5 bulan yang lalu

      Some people thinking outside this video's box here ;-) Well done you!

    • Rico Rico
      Rico Rico 9 bulan yang lalu +4

      Very good point, almost always forgotten in the success stories. Like Elon Musk's own bias of believing his success was a consequence of his hard work and amount of hours spent working on this project. If we were to do a worldwide research of how many people wake up 5am and work more than 10 hours everyday we would probably conclude that hundreds of millions of people are still in poverty or low-middle class, despite their hard work. Which would make anecdotal stories from billionaires statistically totally insignificant.

    • Daveinet
      Daveinet 10 bulan yang lalu +2

      You are obviously looking at this from the perspective seen from inside the box. The companies that fail at innovation failed to continually innovate. They innovated once and crawled into that box and stayed there. It has been said that creative minds come up with a bazillion ideas, but only two or three of them are any good. But their value is found in the 2 or 3 ideas that were great. Much more valuable than someone who has no ideas, good or bad. Ever watched a baby try to put different shaped objects into the ball with different shaped openings? They keep trying till they learn what works. That is how they grow in knowledge.

    • Billy Ballsup
      Billy Ballsup 10 bulan yang lalu

      That because the elite set things up that way.

  • Liana Liana
    Liana Liana Tahun Yang lalu +4

    Love it, Brilliant speech, smart speaker.

  • Gilles van Zeebroeck
    Gilles van Zeebroeck 11 bulan yang lalu +33

    It finally makes sense to me why I don’t like to be in groups, the thinking goes out of the window!

    • Seb Fox
      Seb Fox 4 bulan yang lalu

      @Nate A group can be useful if they are working together with the specific remit of coming up with innovative ideas. But the OP is talking about herd mentality, whereby people in the group don't want to go against set group norms. That kind of situation results in group think, where individuals abandon independent critical thinking, and just agree to think the same thing as the rest of the group. This is a pretty common group behaviour.

    • JonJonBoi
      JonJonBoi 7 bulan yang lalu +1

      Nothing wrong in being in groups

    • Peach Out
      Peach Out 8 bulan yang lalu +3

      group brainstorming is amazing at giving ideas, but it's still a long way to make use of all the needed idea into a picture. I think everyone love to give opinion and idea, some brilliant ones to be fair, but once we reached the "assemble stage" we go into a brick wall due to conflict scenario of each everyone. The successful people, imo are those who manage to hold together all the cool, neat ideas to form one vision which is superior.

  • TomK.
    TomK. 7 bulan yang lalu

    A catchy end tag, “…As of today, that choice (to work for the 3% or be one of the 3%) is completely yours.“
    Of course it’s not! Being one of the 3% isn’t a choice because intelligence and talent are not choices.
    But he has to say that because he’s talking at TED and you’ve got to inspire people with your TED Talk. Otherwise, why is anyone listening to you?
    Still a good talk because he told everyone, even the members of the 97% how to create breakthroughs. Actually, I guess the strategy was always hidden, I’m plain sight, in the term, Breakthrough. Breakout. It’s just that no one has ever noticed it before.

  • Sebastian Hollmann
    Sebastian Hollmann Hari Yang lalu

    It's obvious that the majority is always worse than the top performing three percent, unimportant how good they do as the overall performance of the majority is measured relative to the performance of the whole population which in this specific context is almost everybody despite the TOP performers, which are responsible for most of the success according to Pareto distribution. But it has been stated, but not shown that these people outperform their peers only due to their ability to think "outside the box". Apart from that it is irrational to believe that everyone has as claimed the potential to outperform their peers by such a huge degree as abilities of all kinds including intelligence (~IQ) are not exclusively based on socialisation (which you can't control by a significant amount either) and self actualization, but on your genome as well.

  • Ted thesailor
    Ted thesailor 10 bulan yang lalu +1

    I did actually once use a minicab driver in London instead of a knowledge-trained Hackney Cab with a meter. I dozed, while he got completely lost. Eventually, I had to sit in front with him and use the London AtoZ atlas to navigate us back to civilisation. He even wanted to charge me for the miles we'd spent in the wilderness. So don't be too eager to ditch those industry standards. They may be the norm, but the reason for that is - they work. They weren't just pulled out of a top hat like some magic bunny; they were invariably established by a long period of trial and error and experiment...

  • Gaelic football highlights
    Gaelic football highlights 5 bulan yang lalu +1

    Only found Paul recently. I love his speeches

  • Seeing eye 14
    Seeing eye 14 10 bulan yang lalu +1

    Throughout my life I have found that I do things different than the norm, which is why my wife says I am always right, haha
    Re; the road kill, true story, I was travelling in outback Australia with a friend, we came upon some roadkill, a dead kangaroo, and he pulled up, and checked it, I thought oh no, we continued along the highway until reaching a creek where he pulled over, he got the roadkill out and proceeded to get a yabbie trap out of the trunk and baited it with the roadkill and placed it in the creek after a short while it had a number of yabbies which he cooked up on a camp fire on the head of his shovel, true! He sharpened his knife by drawing it on the tow hitch of the vehicle. His goto tool kit was a roll of tie wire and a pair of pliars. When the exhaust came loose it was quickly repaired with the tie wire and we were back on the road again. Well feed on the fresh yabbies.

  • MrEmotional33
    MrEmotional33 Tahun Yang lalu +6

    Well, the problem is as follows: Since most of the people are entirely unconscious entities, who are acting and thinking on an automatic unconscious level most of the time in their life, they cannot even understand or face the "problem", because they are an immanent part of this problem (whatever it may be). Or in other words: If you are living in a constrained bubble, which you call "reality", you never get to realize that "reality" is just an illusion formed by our own consciousness, nothing else. If you change your conscious abilities you change reality, it is as simple as that! But in order you change your conscious abilities you have to start digging deep inside the rabbit hole of your own underlying secrets and potentials...i.e. waving goodbye to the comfort zone, to plain habits and to unconscious compulsive repetition. Out of the box-thinking is difficult to learn if you live your life like a goldfish in an aquarium..you only see what you know..and you only know what you see...

    • Alan Deutsch
      Alan Deutsch 7 bulan yang lalu

      you worded this in a complicated way but i totally agree. sometimes i see people around me and I think they're like NPCs in a video game (look up NPC if you don't know what that is). They just idle around and run in a hamster wheel with no clear goal or direction. it's honestly sad but society also needs a lot of them to keep itself running. it needs a few of the "criminals" as Dostoyevsky described in Crime and Punishment to change the playing field and picture new ways of living.

    • Mattias Raiani
      Mattias Raiani 11 bulan yang lalu

      brilliant analysis

  • Ahmed Abdi
    Ahmed Abdi 8 bulan yang lalu

    Its tough going against the grain. It doesn't nessarly make you right. It just shows that you have an imagination. Life is a perception of our imagination and when you start using your own, you will be successful.

  • aRBi
    aRBi 6 bulan yang lalu

    I feel like, even though for myself I would like to work harder and achieve something, the "majority" "normal standard" people are always kind of being attacked these days. As if that 97% has failed in life. As if they have missed their chances. Never unlocked their full potential. And if I am right about this... Don't we kind of need that 97% to actually work for the 3%. Can't do one without the other.

  • Gareth Davidson
    Gareth Davidson Bulan Yang lalu

    Nice tie, a fancy voice and a good collection of anecdotes. Just what the majority are looking for in the thought leadership department.

  • JAWeinacht
    JAWeinacht 5 bulan yang lalu

    "Then you can stop fixing things and move to innovation" . To see fixing and innovation as having this kind of combative relationship is at least half of his point.

  • WTF?
    WTF? 6 bulan yang lalu

    Knowledge is a constantly moving & evolving target. Approaching it depends on the tools and abilities of it's pursuers, which is often a hit or miss assembly. Theory is often misconstrued to be knowledge. Knowledge is often attacked for myriad reasons. Knowledge of one thing can't necessarily be applicable to another thing. Sometimes a majority can be mostly right, and other times mostly wrong. Rarely is it totally right or totally wrong; knowledge, at times, turns out to be attractive theory until something better comes along.

  • MAXIM, Holland Nederland, the Netherlands.

    Great lecture,
    Relevant or irrelevant it sets you thinking outofthebox 👋🙂
    Maastricht, the Netherlands !

  • FranzVonZeta
    FranzVonZeta 6 bulan yang lalu

    Very beautiful speech.
    But he's actually forgetting about what happens to the majority of people that decide to do things out of the norm, which is, of course, to fail. He sells very beautiful ideas, but for some reason he seems to be forgetting to mention the high risk involved by those ideas, which is something to keep present if you decide to go for something like that.
    Just the American dream again but a bit rephrased, pff, "beautiful".

  • Beau B
    Beau B 17 hari yang lalu

    This was very well presented

  • Sozialpsychologie mit Prof. Erb
    Sozialpsychologie mit Prof. Erb 2 tahun yang lalu +52

    Thought provoking talk, and very well presented! Thank you!
    However, Paul Rukens misses those who did not follow the majority and *failed*. It seems even likely that failures outnumber the successes. Thus, what the minority does is not likely to be correct, not even when we only focus on high performance. We have a case of the survivor bias here, just as Ola Ruud mentioned it in the comments below.
    In fact, what the minority does is more risky, risk-seeking, courageous, etc. in the sense that anti-normal decisions are perceived either to be very clever (under success: the Einsteins, IKEAs, Gates, etc.) or very silly (the unnamed bulk of failures nobody have ever heard about). Departing from the norm causes nothing but evaluative extremity, and in case your focus is restricted to the successes very positive evaluations (what Paul Rukens argues).The majority option, on the other hand, is connected to less extreme evaluative reactions and should therefore be regarded as the save, reliable, cautious, etc. option.
    I've myself conducted research on the phenomenon of evaluative extremity under low and high prevalence of decisions. You may find the following article interesting:
    Erb, H.-P., Hilton, D. J., Bohner, G., & Roffey, L. (2015). The minority decision - A risky choice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 43-50.

    • Vetrolletjes
      Vetrolletjes 6 bulan yang lalu +2

      Very well said. Although this ted talk is inspiring, it leaves the risk factor totally unexplained

    • Refardeon
      Refardeon 6 bulan yang lalu +1

      My thoughts exactly!

  • Mc Eddy
    Mc Eddy 6 bulan yang lalu

    Perfect Ted Talk, thank you very much!

  • Johnfortich Vista
    Johnfortich Vista 28 hari yang lalu

    I would've stood up clapping after that presentation ☕. Brilliant!

  • Frank Rizzo
    Frank Rizzo 6 bulan yang lalu

    Take what you want, but the thing I loved related to physics. The " Prove me wrong" part of physics is what has kept it current. Things change.

  • James Rocks
    James Rocks 6 bulan yang lalu +9

    In other words, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, "reasonable people adapt to the world; the unreasonable persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore, all progress depends on being unreasonable.” I wish I were one of the 3%, but I fear I am anything but. Oh well!

    • Another Comment
      Another Comment 6 bulan yang lalu

      Shaw also said, if folks use more recources than they can contribute toward, they should be put in a line, hearing beautiful symphony music playing, as they walk into a building - to a gaseous termination.
      Another arrogant bloodliner.
      Too bad the 'majority' does not research, confirm & learn things on their OWN - hence, the majority refer to George as a "thinker". The majority do not even SEE what they Look at - let alone Question anything.🤫 Don't wake them ... it's too late, anyway.

  • Diego Rodríguez
    Diego Rodríguez 5 tahun yang lalu +114

    I love how he says that 97% of people work for the remaining 3% and then the one person gets the Applause from a hundred or maybe thousands of people.

    • Philip Morris
      Philip Morris 5 bulan yang lalu

      At least 97% of those applauding are aspirant 3%ers!

    • Pixel-Fan
      Pixel-Fan 11 bulan yang lalu +8

      @murjansconcierge True. They all paid to hear him talk.

    • murjansconcierge
      murjansconcierge 3 tahun yang lalu +5

      oh wow, interesting right

  • Mustafa Schmidt
    Mustafa Schmidt Tahun Yang lalu +1

    Interestingly a society can only work if the majority is staying in its limits and only a few percent think out of the box. If everyone would do that, there would be no norms and rules to break out of.

    • CipiRipi00
      CipiRipi00 Tahun Yang lalu

      And it is called ANARCHY. :)

  • Wealth Raphael
    Wealth Raphael 6 bulan yang lalu

    Powerful message!

  • ridiculous P
    ridiculous P Tahun Yang lalu +1

    Awesome presentation paul,well done

  • John
    John 6 bulan yang lalu

    Awesome 👏 lecture 🌟

  • ZsOtherBrother
    ZsOtherBrother Tahun Yang lalu +1

    "...And as of today, that choice is completely yours" (10:58)... that choice has ALWAYS been completely ours, only now Paul Rulkens pointed that out.
    Excellent talk, BTW.

  • Antonio Miguel Sanchez Mateu
    Antonio Miguel Sanchez Mateu 5 bulan yang lalu

    You can be an extraordinary good father thingking and living according to moral standards.
    You can be a very creative chef cooking thingking according to legal standards.
    The problem are not the standards. The challenge is to be dedicated, wanting to give your very best and find (new) solutions that will work.

  • Philip Dennis
    Philip Dennis 6 bulan yang lalu

    Incredibly insightful!!!

  • THE WAY TO DXN قناة كل الدكسنيين

    Creative mind, thank you for this most wonderful lecture

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius 3 tahun yang lalu +30

    The talk begins with an anecdote about Einstein to drive home the point that "Questions remain the same , but their answers change over time". In any activity an average performer seeks to emulate the efforts done by people before him. But people forget that ordinary efforts will only get them ordinary results. An average performer when faced with adversity will either do more or less of what he was already doing whereas a high achiever will try to seek out a different approach. In doing so the person rises above the rigidity of their self and have the possibility to become a better self.

    • Biaka Hmar
      Biaka Hmar 10 bulan yang lalu

      I'm guessing that you wrote this comment for yourself, so you might have better comprehension.. If I'm right i have one question - Does it work ?

  • lee newton Rhodes
    lee newton Rhodes 10 bulan yang lalu

    Thanks for sharing and adding value to my day.

  • J. R. R. Tolkien
    J. R. R. Tolkien 5 bulan yang lalu +4

    Seeing the majority agreeing with this guy and praising him. I'm now conflated. Taking his advice seems like the norm now.

    • Georgios Samaras
      Georgios Samaras 5 bulan yang lalu

      Cool name. I believe that taking his advice and just agreeing with it are two different things. It could be the difference between those who will become the 3% and those who won't.

  • musik102
    musik102 Tahun Yang lalu +10

    I'm only 3mins into this but this "automatic pilot" reference was a key part of writer Colin Wilson's philosophy. He called it "the robot" part of our existence.

    • M Frusciante
      M Frusciante Tahun Yang lalu

      Yes very interesting subject.

    • zumzum
      zumzum Tahun Yang lalu

      This reference is the base of ALOT of gurus and teachings. I believe there lies the secret of happynes

  • ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΣΤΕΡΓΙΟΥ

    Amazing video! I just watched it and i found it fantastic

  • I Barna
    I Barna 2 tahun yang lalu +605

    "The majority is always wrong, the minority is rarely right"
    -Henrik Ibsen

    • albe rtplumer
      albe rtplumer Tahun Yang lalu

      @Ramanujan's Ghost perhaps Ibsen aspired to end up accepted by the majority, often a bourgeois standard box.

    • Ramanujan's Ghost
      Ramanujan's Ghost Tahun Yang lalu

      Ibsen was an optimist

    • Elijah Schaller
      Elijah Schaller Tahun Yang lalu +1

      Lol would you rather have a 10% chance of living or 100% dead . 😂😂😂

    • shubbs sebastian
      shubbs sebastian 2 tahun yang lalu +10

      It's not about what is right or wrong it''s about being ahead of the majority of people in a/multiple fields/domains of activity.

    • Joe Kabuba
      Joe Kabuba 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      Dr Stockmann in 'An enemy of the people'

  • Oblic Studios
    Oblic Studios 6 bulan yang lalu

    This was amazing ! Thanks !

  • Alex Figirova
    Alex Figirova Tahun Yang lalu

    Amazing control and use of body language. Great presentation!

  • V P.
    V P. 9 bulan yang lalu

    brilliant speech!

  • bandages
    bandages Tahun Yang lalu

    The problem is, there are vastly more ways to think outside of the box and be wrong than there are to think outside the box and be right. Compare that to thinking inside the box: there is no way to think inside the box and be *substantially* wrong. For every successful innovator, there are ten Darwin prizes awarded. Thinking inside the box is not a way to maximize gains, but a way to minimize losses, and those losses can be considerable. That's why we do it.
    BTW-- check your sources. Reread Mediations. You're quoting something (what? who knows) misattributed by Tolstoy.

  • Rokas
    Rokas 5 tahun yang lalu +2617

    So when you think outside the box, you're actually thinking inside a bigger box?

    • e. p.
      e. p. Tahun Yang lalu +1

      spot on

    • Marco Faedda
      Marco Faedda Tahun Yang lalu

      well outside that little box there is a bigger box that is everything that's legal, considered moral ecc.. and then there is an even bigger box that is everithing that is phisically possible to do, so even criminal and immoral behaviour. that is our true phisical limit

    • Abdullah Ibrahim
      Abdullah Ibrahim Tahun Yang lalu

      @William Hans the ultimate box are controlled by god, and the ultimate box is heaven, no human brain can reach it untill he is dead & passed the end exam

    • Jay Jay
      Jay Jay Tahun Yang lalu

      No, you are looking for the next boundary, or set of boundaries. Along the way you discover new things and solve old and new problems. Then new boundaries will need to be investigated. I like to think of it as progress.

    • MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment
      MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment Tahun Yang lalu

      Good question. Yet, in what or where would that bigger box exist, and how and/or why?

  • Vlada Dudák
    Vlada Dudák 4 bulan yang lalu

    This can be applied to everything even to understand minorities by majority, this is why the majority have always struggle.

  • Chess Chesse
    Chess Chesse 6 bulan yang lalu +1

    This gentleman forgot important things in his description of excellence. The natural development of things has forgotten that most of the three percent he talks about were by chance existing at that time and place. I have seen many clever people and geniuses. But the time, time, and place were not right for the decisive moment to

  • *fluffyClouds*
    *fluffyClouds* Tahun Yang lalu +9

    Here in 2021, Wish critical broad thinking was allowed in regards to the mass experiment being rolled out and mandated

  • عبد الرحيم
    عبد الرحيم 6 bulan yang lalu

    In the Holy book Quran, god always highlights this fact that the majority not only always wrong, but also always in the bad side.
    Even in our short experience in life, it’s easy to tell that the majority is always wrong cause the right things take courage and sacrifices that the majority isn’t welling to take.

  • གཙང་ ཕུན་དབང་།

    Steve Jobs said that in three sentences “Everything around you that you call life is made up of people who are no smarter than you. Once you realize one fact, that is: you can change it, you can mold it, you can create your own things that other people can use. You will never be the same again”

  • Em
    Em 9 bulan yang lalu

    Excellent video and very good speaking skills with a bit of humour even!

  • jim allen
    jim allen Tahun Yang lalu

    Part of making small boxes is an approval or authorizing mindset. Consider your rules, do the permit or allow you to do things? If so, then only these things are available to you. Better are restrictive or prohibitive mindsets. When rules tell you what you cannot do, everything else is available to you. Prohibitive mindsets enable initiative and creativity though require leaders to trust their people.

  • João Maxado
    João Maxado Tahun Yang lalu

    Well.
    My friends still make fun of me because I'm going to date first (and much more than that) and only then we went to a restaurant.
    To me, always was logical eat only after some kind of spend of energies.
    And it was useful for the other 2 couples because "we" had only 2 rooms and it was a couple less (waiting for "their" turn).
    So, we went out of the small box.

  • Harmeet Singh Sokhi
    Harmeet Singh Sokhi 7 tahun yang lalu +796

    The best part.... "the purpose of all thinking is not to think ”

    • Leonard Stamm
      Leonard Stamm 3 bulan yang lalu

      @Nicolas de Benedetti not necessarilly. thats were your conciousness comes into play.

    • Nicolas de Benedetti
      Nicolas de Benedetti 3 bulan yang lalu

      @Leonard Stamm Nope! Totally the opposite. if you stop thinking you go on autopilot

    • Leonard Stamm
      Leonard Stamm 6 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Hans de Korver it depends on whether you have an awareness of your beeing or you fall below conciousness. these are two completely different states of "Not thinking" . Confusion and Danger are words/feelings, that only accur when you are not present while trying to glide into a non thinking state. Be aware while not thinking takes some time to get used to, because there is no way to get there through saying to yourself "ok i wont think now" :)

    • Hans de Korver
      Hans de Korver 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Leonard Stamm No. When you stop thinking , the danger is that you are on automatic pilot / tunnel vision.
      " It confuses people about their own performance ".

    • PrimaryHades
      PrimaryHades 3 tahun yang lalu

      If the purpose of thinking is not to think.. then I'm a thinking ninja!

  • Crash Overwrite
    Crash Overwrite 11 bulan yang lalu

    Very great presentation!!

  • HDvids 101
    HDvids 101 5 bulan yang lalu

    The Covid response shows how this talk is absolutely correct

  • Kazimirka
    Kazimirka Tahun Yang lalu

    As per today 4 Sep 2021 - 117 k people liked that video and 6.1 k (including me) don't. So I and those who don't like it - are right and majority is wrong. With that kind of advice , which is loosely based on brain science is definitely one benefit - if after listening to it you feel better that's placebo effect is ok and mission has been accomplished. The speaker doesn't say anything interesting, but obviously entertaining values were great