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A video montage of Sunday inspiration

February 22, 2009

I was in a particularly inspirational mood, so I figured I’d share a bit. These three videos are some of the most inspirational ones I’ve found on the Internet.

This first one is from the Mocha Club. I’ve linked to it previously, but it certainly deserves another post. And upon further review, I wasn’t actually the one who “discovered” Mocha Club or this video, so I can’t really take the credit for it.

If you haven’t heard of “Where the Hell Is Matt,” then do yourself a favor and check it out. Basically, Matt goes around the world and dances. And he gets all the locals in on it, and it’s a spectacular show. This is his 2008 video.

I’ve also linked to this one previously, but it deserves reposting as well. This is quite possibly my favorite video on the Internet ever. Simply spectacular. Ben Zander speaks directly to the heart of leaders and presenters everywhere. Probably the best 20 minutes you’ll spend today are the 20 minutes that it takes to watch this video.

If you know of any other inspirational videos and/or posts around the Internet, please post them in the comments. I love collecting these things. Have a happy Sunday!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ally permalink
    February 22, 2009 2:13 pm

    I’m trying to view your blog, but it’s been almost 8 minutes and the videos won’t load 😦

    As far as other inspirational videos go, have you ever watched Prof Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture.” He got a tremendouns amt of press (Oprah, Diane Sawyer, youtube, etc) last year a/b this lecture & his book. Just an incredible man! He passed away recently, but left an inspiring legacy. You can find the full lecture on youtube, but it’s a little more than an hour. I highly recommend it!

  2. bamadog permalink*
    February 22, 2009 2:16 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on with the videos…they’re working on my computer at least. Hopefully they’ll come around for you soon!
    I’ve actually read “The Last Lecture” book and watched the whole Carnegie Mellon presentation. One of my all-time favorites, for sure. Good thinking.

  3. Heather permalink
    July 23, 2009 10:49 am

    Dear Bamadog:

    Matt Harding may not be a household name, but his dancing is world famous. Last year Time named his “Where the Hell is Matt?” video the year’s #1 viral video–and for good reason. By clumsily dancing his way from India to France to Hawaii to Micronesia to Bolivia and Tanzania and more, he showed the world that one awful dance could show us all what a really small world we really live in. Everyone–men, women, and children–joined him in his spirited, joyful dance.

    Matt’s first book “Where the Hell is Matt?” ($14.95 hardcover, Skyhorse Publishing) is the story of Matt, his travels, and his videos. Told with humor and illustrated with over 200 of Matt’s own photographs, it is the perfect summer read for anyone who loves Matt’s video and wanted to hear from Matt how his journey started, whom he met on the way, and what he saw along the way.

    “Where the Hell is Matt?” is available from booksellers everywhere–on line and in stores. Please let us know if you need or want any further information about Matt or his book.

    Sincerely,
    Heather Chapman, Publicity Assistant
    Skyhorse Publishing
    212-643-6816

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