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Is there anything better than to truly indulge in a new topic and becoming a bit of en expert on that? I hated school but love information and education therefore any subject told as a good story is the best thing I know. 

Podcasts, documentaries and Ted-talks are brilliant for discovering something you never thought you would ever be interested in. These are my personal recommendations and I am quite confident that you will enjoy. 

Here is the the 3rd and final list of recommendations. I personally love Ted-talks I will have them on in the background while I am sewing and they always consume me. When I first started Rener I did not know much about starting a business or even keeping my creativity going when there was no more mojo left, but I found so much inspiration in these mini lectures. 

Please enjoy!


  • Do schools kill creativity by Ken Robinson: Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

  • The power of vulnerability by Brené Brown: In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

  • The elusive creative genius by Elisabeth Gilbert: In this Ted-talk Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

  • Success, failure and the drive to keep creating by Elisabeth Gilbert: With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

  • Body language might shape who you are by Amy Cuddy: Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.

  • The power of introverts by Susan Cain: In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

  • Teach girls bravery by Reshma Saujani: I watched this on a particularly gloomy day where I felt more anxiety about work than I usually do and this was the perfect cure. 

  • Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls by Leymah Gbowee: I cried when I saw this. Her stories and her message is very powerful. Please watch.