This is neat stuff. TED also has a video podcast which is well worth it, too.
Have you seen David Hockney’s art? It’s no wonder everyone thinks they can be famous these days when you look at that stuff. Here’s a lesson: Lack of talent + persistence DOES NOT create talent.
You know those bracelets that people wear saying “what would Jesus do?” – I think they’re actually quite a good idea. Though being me I’d have to replace it with something like “What would someone brilliant do?” or “What would Ender Wiggin do?”