Updated: April 12, 2008
A few weeks ago, I featured Richard St. John and his talk on what leads to success. If you enjoyed that video, then you’ll like this one also taken from TED. If this is the first time you’ve heard about TED, then you should know that it stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It is an annual gathering of the greatest thinkers and doers of our time. Imagine the most successful people in the world under one roof and sharing and exchanging ideas – that’s TED.
Anyway, the video I’m sharing today features investor and venture capitalist, Steve Jurvetson. He’s the one that brought you Hotmail and is considered as one of the most influential funders and thinkers in Silicon Valley. Last March 2007, Steve shares another side of him as he talks about model rocketry and the stories of the people and kids he often spends time with in his awesome hobby.
Towards the end, Steve mentions that in this dangerous hobby, a lot of things frequently go wrong. Then he asks, despite the numerous mishaps and failures, why do you think these people continue to devote so much time and energy studying rocket science and building model rockets that would often just fail to fly, instantly crash or blow up in mid air? His answer was short, simple and truly inspirational.
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