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Another Conan Video

Courtesy of Mel Tran’s tumblr.

Sorry, no Youtube embedding found, so you’ll have to click to get to the NBC link to watch. But it’s worth it! It’s kind of a ….Harvard shout-out, lol:


Conan’s Farewell Speech

He’s awesome.

“Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

Some Disney Channel Love

I have yet to make a 2010 post, but I figure this is a good way to open the year. Besides, who doesn’t love Nick Jonas :). Plus this song is way catchy.

“I want someone to love me, for who I am
I want someone to need me, is that so bad?
I wanna break all the madness, but it’s all I have
I want someone to love me, for who I am”

Thanks Xinerz!!

The Routine

This will forever remind me of New Year’s and New Year’s Eve.


Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling

A Sundance movie with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.

Ok, so he is, like, the single most charming man on Earth. Watch this. I laughed so hard:

Jingle Bell Rock


Let’s Make a Tribe

A TED talk by David Logan, from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

His presentation is on the idea of tribal leadership. People segregate into groups called “tribes” that share similar cultures and values. The 5 tribe stages, or categories, are:

1. Stage I: “Life Sucks”
2. Stage II: “My Life Sucks”
3. Stage III: “I’m Great, and You’re Not”
4. Stage IV: “We’re Great”
5. Stage V: “Life is Great”

These are not meant to sound vain or superficial – there’s actually a lot of substance behind them, so just watch the video to learn more.

This idea is really cool, especially when he talks about the transition that people make from Stage III to IV. This movement happens when people unite with other individuals who share similar values, work ethics, and motivation, but make those things go beyond individual advancement to be a part of a group or collective that is aware of its own existence.

According to him, we are all part of tribes, whether we know it or not. Part of the significance of leadership, and tribal leadership in particular, is to facilitate connections between individuals, and subsequently between tribes. Logan’s ending thoughts:

What kind of impact are the tribes you are in making? Will your tribes change the world?

Dirty Dancing

Just recently watched this movie, the Havana Nights version. OMG. Watch this video – it’s smokin’ (you’ll have to click the link since embedding’s disabled, and quality’s not great, but still OMG):

Shhh…Will You Marry Me?

Another video link from the Huffington Post for today, this one titled “Whisper Chain Proposal.”

Jake sets the record for longest whisper chain (passed across 59 people), with a proposal to his girlfriend, Kristina. My first reaction was that this is kind of lame (“will you marry me” is  not exactly the most challenging phrase to play telephone with…) but the girl’s reaction is awesome. (If you’re impatient, you can scroll to 3:10 on the video.)

The best part? It actually takes the girl a few moments to realize what’s going on – at first she shakes her head in response to the random stranger passing along the proposal…haha.

For the sake of attempting a psuedo-discussion thread: What’s the best proposal you’ve ever witnessed/heard about?

World Domination, One Hot Chick at a Time

Courtesy of a Guy Kawasaki tweet and the Huffington Post.

No hard data presented, but this one news program clip reports that women are evolving to be more beautiful than men. Prettier women on average have more children. They’re also more likely to have more girls,  who are subsequently more pretty, and so on. Attractiveness is not a petty quality…from the perspective of evolution, of course :P. Men, however, have remained….the same.

Don’t know if I believe it, necessarily, but I find this video highly entertaining. First, they flash pictures of gorgeously toned beach models. And then there’s a picture of a scruffy man sporting a beer belly.

I quote: “…it’s like world domination…”

Hell yeah.

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