How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals | Stephen Duneier | TEDxTucson

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How you define Stephen Duneier depends on how you came to know him. Some define him as an expert institutional investor, while others know him as a large scale installation artist, avid outdoorsman, professor, decision strategist, coach, business leader, mindfulness extremist, author, speaker, daredevil or Guinness world record holder. In his talk, Stephen explains that what truly defines him aren't titles, but an approach to decision making that transformed him from someone who struggled with simple tasks to a guy who is continuously achieving even his most ambitious dreams.

For thirty years, he has applied cognitive science to investing, business and life. The result has been the turnaround of numerous institutional businesses, career best returns for managers who have adopted his methods, the development of a $1.25 billion dollar hedge fund and a rapidly shrinking bucket list.
Mr. Duneier teaches graduate courses on Decision Analysis in UCSB’s College of Engineering. His book, AlphaBrain is due for release in early 2017 from Wiley & Sons.
Through Bija Advisors, he helps business leaders improve performance by applying proven, proprietary decision-making methods to their own processes.
His artwork has been featured around the world and is represented by the Sullivan Goss Gallery. As Commissioner of the League of Professional Educators, Duneier is using cognitive science to alter the landscape of American education. He is the former Head of Currency Option Trading at Bank of America and Emerging Markets at AIG International.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


Lena Engel

I've decided to write 3 pages a day because writings an entire book seemed too overwhelming. Now I'm alomst done with the story and it's an entire book after all.

1 year ago | [YT] | 5,640

Will

I've listened to this talk so many times I've lost count. Since finding this video, my life hasn't been the same. In fact, everything has changed for me. My work has improved, my studies have improved, projects that I have been putting off for six years will now be finished by Christmas. Even my wife has noticed this change. This talk has been the very key to absolutely everything in my life. Everyone should listen to this again and again and again.

4 months ago | [YT] | 1,395

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6 months ago | [YT] | 1,407

Mitchell Baker

Step 1: Stop watching so much Youtube.

6 months ago | [YT] | 1,034

Sunny Kpati

"I'm an undisciplined person..."
I felt that

3 months ago | [YT] | 306

jester pew

Followed your advise. Took 3 hrs to watch your video

11 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 3,559

Jason Ready

That last line made me tear up. Growing up I was told by teachers that I shouldn't expect to go to college, that I didn't have what it took to get there and I should have lower expectations for my life. Now, hold a Masters degree have seen many amazing countries through travel and am currently a successful engineer. thanks for sharing your story

8 months ago | [YT] | 698

Jum Hed

Nobody:
Him: That tree needs a sweater.

3 months ago | [YT] | 390

dan r

Is this a real person wtf he done like every activity known to man

6 months ago | [YT] | 735

Sleman Bisharat

" Break your ambitious goals into their simplest form " + "make marginal adjustment to your routine"

7 months ago | [YT] | 408

Yu Li

"Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
-Francis of Assisi

7 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 254

Dustin Harrell

I have struggled with ADD all my life and only recently got help, him pointing out that he could never pay attention really gives me hope that I can still achieve great things, please like and comment on this, I really could use the daily reminder.

2 months ago | [YT] | 233

eytan0127

I feel smarter after pretty much every TedTalk, but this one fundamentally changed me.

2 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 130

Ilikemanhwa

That has really shaken the C student who was watching this. You possibly never gonna watch this comment but thank you. I will try this out.

6 months ago | [YT] | 95

Chibi Chubby

The key of this speech is:
"Break ambitious goals into manageable decisions"

8 months ago | [YT] | 1,083

lotusbvby

I find myself going back to this video every couple of months. Always a good reminder.

7 months ago | [YT] | 215

ravi chandar

"Stop being a spectator in my decision making and start being a participant" Excellent.

6 months ago | [YT] | 108

ThePigeonmilk

Putting sweaters on rocks gets rounds of applause yet learning German... Nada. Only in California. Lol

7 months ago | [YT] | 54

Maksymilian K

Every time I watch those "motivational" videos, I feel like I must do something. Read a book, learn a new language, travel. But in the end I always end up doing nothing. The hardest thing to do is always to start something.

6 months ago | [YT] | 75

Cody

"The secret to getting ahead is getting started"
-Mark Twain

1 year ago | [YT] | 4,767


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