Pleasant Surprise du Jour

by F.

I think by now we’ve all seen the Tony Robbins infomercials, which have been around for years and years. I like motivational speakers as much as the next guy but suspect that 99% of them are frauds, so the rules of memetic hygiene counsel against listening, generally. Robbins spoke at TED this year and his talk is here. It’s 22 minutes and is worthwhile, not least because he is a great speaker. But the substance doesn’t strike me as wrong, either (it’s very high level). Looks great on the iPod screen, too. Al Gore is in the audience, which makes for an interesting exchange.