TED Talk Tuesday #157 – The perks of being a pirate

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talk is posted by our Rikus Kok, who along with the rest of the CN&CO Events team, has had a flat out week. Here’s why he chose it:

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this TED Talk by Tom Nash. Tom is a really funny guy, with some distinct characteristics that make him look like a modern day pirate. In his TED Talk he shares some great advice and an interesting outlook on life.

Despite all the obstacles he has faced in life, he still has a positive mindset and doesn’t give up until he has mastered whatever he has set his mind to.

This once again just showed me that if we have something that we really want to do and achieve – through giving it our full attention and effort you can succeed in your own unique way.

Talented in music and the arts, Rikus not only has the voice, but also a natural eye for events. His attention to detail, organisational skills and ability to keep things moving are unique. He is also a people’s person and is always ready to embrace the festivities and the dance floor!