She said, "What leads to
success?" And I felt really badly, because I couldn't give her a
So I get off the plane, and
I come to TED. And I think, jeez, I'm in the middle of a room of
So why don't I ask them what
helped them succeed, and pass it on to kids?
So here we are, seven years,
500 interviews later, and I'm gonna tell you what really leads
"I'm driven by my passion."
Thomas, automobile and industrial designer
"It's all hard work. Nothing
comes easily. But I have a lot of fun."
Murdoch, chief executive officer ofNews
"To be successful put your
nose down in something and get damn good at it."
Garden, game developer
"I think it all has to do
with focusing yourself on one thing"
"Push yourself. Physically,
mentally, you've gotta push, push, push."
Gallo, marine scientis
"It was a privilege to serve
as a doctor."
Nuland, professor of surgey, Yale
"I had an idea " founding the
first micro-computer software company."
Gates, author and chairman of Microsoft
"Persistence is the number
one reason for our success."
Kraus, founder of Excite