In a most captivating and entertaining presentation on May 18, 2010, Richard St. John spoke to Schulich students and alumni about “8 Traits the World’s Most Successful People Have in Common”.
Richard has achieved broad recognition for his work including the impressive status of “Most Favourited – All Time” on TED.com (devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design).
Here is a short, 3 minute or so version of his presentation on TED.com:
Of course he has a book and a website, see http://www.richardstjohn.com.
In the meantime, trait #8 is to Persist through failure and other “CRAP” – you’ll have to view the video to see what he means.
Let me know what you think.