Thomas Ardal

Freelance software consultant and entrepreneur building SaaS applications like elmah.io

Five of my favourite non-technical talks

I’ve been to a lot of conferences and watched a lot of recorded talks online. Once in a while you come by something that either touches your deepest feelings or motivate you to go build something great. This list is a compilation of the 5 first talks that I came up with during a brainstorm of awesome non-technical talks.

David Heinemeier Hansson at Startup School 08
DHH delivers some strong pointers about charging money for your products. Tips that I have been using in all of the products that I’ve build.

To The Moon – Russ Olsen
Russ Olsen tells a story about the moon landing. I was at GOTO that year and even though the talk didn’t touched me much at the time, I keep coming back to it.

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
What a motivator. Randy knows he is going to die within months, but still manage to inspire.

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Probably don’t need any introduction. Steve Jobs was a genious.

How to Become Accomplished – Chad Fowler
I heard Chad Fowler speek at the GOTO conference back in 2013. The talk is sort of a live version of Chads book The Passionate Programmer but hearing it straight from the horses mouth pushed me to become an entrepreneur.

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