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

  • Опубликовано: 6 мар 2017
  • 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

Комментарии • 977

  • Sharon Kinsella
    Sharon Kinsella 2 часа назад

    This guy is AWESOME!

  • Bleek Harper
    Bleek Harper 8 часов назад

    By far one of the best ted talks ever!

  • عمر محمد
    عمر محمد 11 часов назад

    نريد ترجمة بالعربي تكرما

  • Tetsuya Kuroko
    Tetsuya Kuroko 16 часов назад

    I can't help but think this man sounds exactly like Phil Spencer from Microsoft 🤔

  • Amr Ibrahim
    Amr Ibrahim 23 часа назад

    thank you

  • dwinosam
    dwinosam День назад

    Thank you. I will see what I can achieve with this 🙏

  • taylin-ann pienaar
    taylin-ann pienaar День назад

    one of my new favourite tedtalks! loved this.

  • allen li
    allen li День назад

    wonderful speech!

  • arni maharani
    arni maharani День назад

    Wow!! U’re so inspiring and show of what a man can do. Thank you so much.

  • Tania Watkins
    Tania Watkins День назад

    thank you. I have your problem (I can't do something for longer than 5 mins at a time like study). I've been wondering how to work with it and now you've given me the answer and inspired me to do more. Thank you.

  • Madhav C B
    Madhav C B День назад

    Amazing, just motivates you to learn and grow. One of the most valuable talks I have heard.
    Great video.

  • 18148Peter Cho
    18148Peter Cho День назад

    Thank you very much Stephen. Admittedly I am out of the business but your marginal adjustments make me come back to the game again. Just in time. Thank you again.

  • Prabhie
    Prabhie День назад

    Wow that is a life changing talk

  • Mikey G
    Mikey G День назад

    one of the best I've ever seen.Thank you.Story from people like you worth a million books.

  • Future Doctor
    Future Doctor День назад

    I wanna be a

  • Romell Yarde
    Romell Yarde День назад

    Wow I love the method and he is crazy genius, I hope i meet him

  • Dynuzard
    Dynuzard День назад

    when you max everything in your character

  • SleeplessinOC
    SleeplessinOC День назад

    Too bad many of us don't have the money to engage in the many activities he was able to . Those things are not free.

  • Kylie Marsh
    Kylie Marsh 2 дня назад

    I don't believe it at all! I work soooo hard with my studying and it really takes me hours and hours, there is no short cut, and I don't have time at the end of the day for any thing else, of course I go on RU-clip as my brain needs to wind down, we all need some down time. but I just don't see this working in my life.. work hard and smart and results happen.

  • Jua Jin 진주아
    Jua Jin 진주아 2 дня назад


  • Jennifer Hernandez-Dela Cruz
    Jennifer Hernandez-Dela Cruz 2 дня назад

    I love this video! Inspiring indeed!

  • Chisala Mwewa Jnr
    Chisala Mwewa Jnr 2 дня назад

    WOW just WOW

  • Pee Tee
    Pee Tee 3 дня назад

    Great speech - fine delivery!

  • Getachew Sisay
    Getachew Sisay 3 дня назад

    Marginal Adjustment ! I appreciate his commitment to his goals ! That is the core lesson on the talk !

  • Ярослав Терещук
    Ярослав Терещук 3 дня назад

    so, how to draw Brad Pitt?

  • Chill Microverse
    Chill Microverse 3 дня назад

    This made a lot of sense, time to get off my phone and go to bed.

  • Rishabh Dwivedi
    Rishabh Dwivedi 3 дня назад

    Thank you sir

  • 王晨宇
    王晨宇 3 дня назад


  • Sebastien Bianchi
    Sebastien Bianchi 3 дня назад


  • Livon Diramerian
    Livon Diramerian 3 дня назад

    There is nothing impossible.

  • Irene Diaz
    Irene Diaz 4 дня назад

    you're wonderful!

  • Duphey Sena
    Duphey Sena 4 дня назад


  • JM-8
    JM-8 4 дня назад

    Nothing wrong with playing music on your iPhone!

  • Ravi Kiran
    Ravi Kiran 4 дня назад

    I listen to this everyday. :)

  • Ramesh Kumar
    Ramesh Kumar 4 дня назад

    Thank you. One day i will be giving a ted talk on the same topic in the same exact way but on different goals.

  • meledge55
    meledge55 5 дней назад

    Listening to music is a waste of time! Let's start knitting!

  • SD_Productions
    SD_Productions 5 дней назад

    Thank you so mich, this video helped me with my math degree (btw Im 15)

  • Jeff Zena
    Jeff Zena 5 дней назад

    This guys is a rockstar

  • Stephen Whiddett
    Stephen Whiddett 5 дней назад

    He's like Forrest Gump!

  • Mark Green
    Mark Green 5 дней назад


  • Patty N
    Patty N 5 дней назад

    Confucius said "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Sounds like the same philosophy, but with a greater impact. Thanks.

    NIRANJAN PARAMKUSAM 5 дней назад

    Absolutely brilliant

  • Karina Matos
    Karina Matos 5 дней назад

    This is my favorite TEDx talk so far. Thanks for changing my life.

  • Liberamente
    Liberamente 6 дней назад

    The Pomodoro technique is a great example of that which you can use a real life, works great for me.

  • Aaron Bell
    Aaron Bell 6 дней назад


  • Konan
    Konan 6 дней назад

    Just when I was drowning in my own personal crisis, I came to this very inspiring TED talk. Starting today, July 9, 2018, I'd give myself a try and bring back my motivation. Thank you very much!

  • Canal do Marcio
    Canal do Marcio 6 дней назад

    Thank you!

  • Max Hodges
    Max Hodges 6 дней назад

    What a was of an otherwise brilliant mind. Guys needs more worthwhile goals. Granny squares? Why did anyone clap for that

  • Jezson Laurent
    Jezson Laurent 6 дней назад

    Quite an Andy dufresne mindset

  • Hardeep Dhaliwal
    Hardeep Dhaliwal 6 дней назад

    Wow, what a guy!

  • Orange
    Orange 7 дней назад

    I want to be superman.
    First I'll jump over a huge rift
    Then ...

  • 󠀠
    󠀠 7 дней назад +1

    I'd be just as happy not doing anything and just watching entertainment specifically made to make people entertained. Do you want to live a life so boring that you have to venture out and come up with meaningless tasks them make them into even smaller more meaningless tasks? Or be purely entertained for the majority of your life and sleep with content? It's an easy answer for me; and I feel bad for those that must waste their lives away😟😟🤔🤔😣😌

  • ariel ulloa
    ariel ulloa 7 дней назад

    i love this man

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    󠀠 7 дней назад +1


  • Shredmaster
    Shredmaster 7 дней назад

    How is this guy only on TedX?

  • saintquinn007
    saintquinn007 7 дней назад

    I love this talk....Very motivational, fun and gets you out of the chair....

  • MFGuitarStuff
    MFGuitarStuff 8 дней назад

    Great talk ... just shows you the power of creating new habits with simple steps.... and not being lazy! Lol

  • joseph.
    joseph. 8 дней назад

    Not to hate or anything, but you couldn’t have gone to NYU with those High School grades, unless of course you lied about your grades to appeal to our pathos.

  • Krishna Nadoor
    Krishna Nadoor 8 дней назад

    This was an amazing talk, thank you. Very valuable advice here.

  • Ayat Fatima
    Ayat Fatima 8 дней назад

    Thank you man! Just what I needed to hear 🙌

  • Safar Isaev
    Safar Isaev 9 дней назад

    Thanks a lot!!! Great talk!!!

  • Georgia Catton
    Georgia Catton 9 дней назад

    My favourite ted talk ever

  • Bro
    Bro 9 дней назад +1

    How do you eat an elephant?
    One bite at a time.

  • Ray's Astrophotography
    Ray's Astrophotography 9 дней назад

    Stephen, an amazing suggestion forever changes life.
    Stephen, is this all real?
    Thanks for sharing

  • Chaos Tade
    Chaos Tade 9 дней назад

    very nice speech..!!

  • Samira Friis
    Samira Friis 9 дней назад

    I think this just changed my life!

  • Telmo Monteiro
    Telmo Monteiro 9 дней назад

    Great stuff! Simple and really usefull

  • Michael Edwards
    Michael Edwards 10 дней назад

    Obviously these "marginal adjustments" must be kept up. So, you must create a habit.
    Some say this takes about 60 days to make happen consistently. But; I believe this should
    be of a nature that is of benefit to you (otherwise, why would you do it?) So, the way I see
    it you must make a list with all the reasons you need to implement these marginal adjustments. Please feel free to add any suggestions you may have to this comment.

  • G O
    G O 10 дней назад

    I will say it and write it: " gut gemacht".

  • J V
    J V 10 дней назад

    If you liked this, borrow from your local library or buy Scott Adams "How to fail at almost everything and still win big". It's essentially the same philosophy, he calls it a "system instead of goals".

  • Liquid Fire
    Liquid Fire 10 дней назад

    Wow dude, his German was good!

  • sreedhar rampala
    sreedhar rampala 10 дней назад


  • Obinna Uwabafor
    Obinna Uwabafor 10 дней назад

    This is about the most inspirational videos I do seen on youtube. The simplicity of his methods is so infectious. Thank you for this great teaching and insights.

  • dhobi chacha
    dhobi chacha 10 дней назад

    wow !
    best ted video

  • Manuja Kothiyal
    Manuja Kothiyal 10 дней назад

    I am speechless. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

  • Alejandra Ortega
    Alejandra Ortega 11 дней назад

    amazing !!! put it on my playlist

  • Dinusha Naveen
    Dinusha Naveen 11 дней назад

    Great jobs and thanks for motivate us.

  • Nate Merc
    Nate Merc 11 дней назад

    So when you’re done making money to live, you too can fill your life with hobbies and follow your dreams!

  • Kapil Joshi
    Kapil Joshi 12 дней назад


  • Nelson Fernandes
    Nelson Fernandes 12 дней назад

    Thank you

  • Brian
    Brian 12 дней назад


  • Alicia Schulter
    Alicia Schulter 12 дней назад

    Amazing. Best speech ever made ❤️

  • Merthalophor
    Merthalophor 12 дней назад

    "instead of assuming that I would suddenly settle down and focus on learning, I decided to assume I wouldn't. And so if I wanted to achieve the type of outcome that I desired (doing well in school), I was going to have to actually change my approach."
    That's a great approach. Definitely going to try that.
    A big reason why I'm such a master procrastinator, I think, is because I'm constantly assuming that I could stop procrastinating anytime I want.

  • Adam Joseph
    Adam Joseph 12 дней назад

    The most inspiring person I have ever heard!

  • zackariah Nyelenkeh
    zackariah Nyelenkeh 12 дней назад

    Great talk!

  • Karthikeyan S
    Karthikeyan S 13 дней назад

    Just awesome👌👌👌

  • DJSire77
    DJSire77 13 дней назад

    Very inspiring and I love that there is a common trait "ambition " . He broke it down early how simple it is. The feeling of achieving a goal sets motivation to achieve more goals. HOWEVER, one part that got me was in the German language section. This is the only time he mentioned his kids. As a father, time is not as available. But I will take this and achieve my goals

  • Renata Telban
    Renata Telban 13 дней назад

    The best ted talk ever!!!

  • nicole ng
    nicole ng 13 дней назад

    Wow! Professor Duneier was one of my favorite professors at UC Santa Barbara. ^_^ Each of his lectures felt a lot like a Ted talk. He taught us about Decision Analysis.

  • Parag Jawale
    Parag Jawale 13 дней назад

    I'm completely blown away, hats off to Stephen. One of the best talks ever !!! i'm getting down to business :)

  • Dip Sarker
    Dip Sarker 13 дней назад

    If anyone read the book called the one thing then there is a chapter called Dominio effect. Stephen just eloborate it his way. Pure and scientifically true.

  • Josef Alora
    Josef Alora 14 дней назад

    this guy is an icon LOL

  • Clashing rookie
    Clashing rookie 14 дней назад

    The only TED talk that actually made sense

  • Mukesh Anand
    Mukesh Anand 14 дней назад

    But the truth of the matter is It was a good speech.😉

  • Kristin W
    Kristin W 14 дней назад

    Might be my favorite Ted talk I've ever heard

  • KitKatBlogger
    KitKatBlogger 14 дней назад

    The best thing i have watched all year.

  • LogicTech
    LogicTech 14 дней назад

    that was very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  • Wonderland United
    Wonderland United 15 дней назад


  • Adam Simonini
    Adam Simonini 15 дней назад

    Reminds me of Forest Gump

  • Iwan Park
    Iwan Park 15 дней назад

    It's like "Power Overwhelming" in Starcraft. (Doest it sound TOO OLD?)