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 • 554

  • Q8Patriot
    Q8Patriot День назад

    Watched several times , really inspired 😀

  • sani george
    sani george День назад

    Superb 👍

  • UltraGoldCoin
    UltraGoldCoin 2 дня назад

    Really good speech. Dude is a beast

  • The 24K Life
    The 24K Life 5 дней назад

    I agree with the overall message. Really great talk. There's really only one way to really achieve your list of goals - create and build a system that supports the goal. Don't think about the end point, but just follow the system.
    For example: Don't think about losing the 30lbs. Focus on building the infrastructure to support the healthy lifestyle that puts you at a lower rate. Eat a salad 3x a week, do jumping jacks for 20 minutes straight, drink 4 glasses of water a day. That's it. Then slowly adjust as you it become easier and your habits grow.
    Great video.

  • Lenka Michalkova
    Lenka Michalkova 6 дней назад


  • Makata Ako
    Makata Ako 6 дней назад

    Get well soon sir! Very inspiring. Cant wait for your book!

  • creatrixZBD
    creatrixZBD 7 дней назад

    you do have a special skill mate... you've developed yourself an impressive confidence! amazing talk.. ty

  • Jasmin Javia
    Jasmin Javia 8 дней назад

    Really helpful and easy to implement...just need the mindset to start investing in productive work instead of social media...! I am gonna start it...

    EVANS RIJO SEKHAR 11 дней назад


  • Ayne Odyuo
    Ayne Odyuo 12 дней назад

    march 6 ,2018. m inspired.

  • Ralph Spicsen
    Ralph Spicsen 12 дней назад

    hey ,if anyone else trying to find out reaching your goals try Sarparder Subliminal Starter ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my m8 got amazing success with it.

  • Gerry Mahony
    Gerry Mahony 12 дней назад

    Best talk ever

  • Alwi Delgado
    Alwi Delgado 13 дней назад

    Great amazing video!

  • J A
    J A 13 дней назад

    Good stuff

  • Amos Siyabu
    Amos Siyabu 14 дней назад

    To achieve the goals really an ambitious

  • Kayote
    Kayote 14 дней назад

    This. Talk. Just. Blew. Me. Away!

  • Sila Y
    Sila Y 16 дней назад

    Very well delivered.

  • Joanica Jyrwa
    Joanica Jyrwa 17 дней назад


  • Dayana Bayraktarova
    Dayana Bayraktarova 18 дней назад

    Just amazing ! I loved that ! That is just a beautiful and yet so simple idea that can change your life...

  • Pixie
    Pixie 18 дней назад

    Inspired 😍

  • Jerome Jacobs
    Jerome Jacobs 19 дней назад

    This was a really inspiring talk. Wow.

  • Suvendu Das
    Suvendu Das 19 дней назад

    My friend shared this with me....
    If you keep the tap open enough to release just a drop/second in the night. You ll wake up having the bucket full and overflowing.

  • Emma D
    Emma D 20 дней назад

    Alright I'm about to go get enough money to pay for the college of my dreams with me luck

  • all hail king jawad chowdhury
    all hail king jawad chowdhury 20 дней назад +1

    Finally the missing part of the puzzle

  • Syed Ekramuddin
    Syed Ekramuddin 20 дней назад

    Thanks for sharing the love

  • Saurabh Tripathi
    Saurabh Tripathi 20 дней назад

    Best video yet in ted talk thank you u just gave me my missing liece of puzzle haha ☺

  • Anon
    Anon 21 день назад

    You see what stands between us and achieving even our most ambitious dreams has far less to do with possessing some magical skill or talent, and far more to do with how we approach problems and make decisions to solve them.
    But i didn't stop there because the truth of the matter is I'm an undisciplined person and i knew that at some point id switch away from the language and go back to the music, so i removed that temptation by removing all of the music.
    Marginal adjustment to my daily routine, to my process and now i can speak some German.
    It;s about picking up a book and reading one word, if you read one word you'll read 2 words, 3 words, a sentence, a paragraph, a page, a chapter, a book, you'll read 10 books, 30 books, 50 books.
    All i do i take really big ambitious projects and people seem to marvel at, break them down to their simplest form and then just make marginal improvements along the way to improve my odds of achieving them.
    And so the whole reason I'm giving this talk is that I'm hoping to inspire several of you to pull some of those ambitious dreams that you have for yourself off the bookshelf and start pursuing them by making that marginal adjustment to your routine.
    Thank you.

  • T Ali
    T Ali 21 день назад

    This was great!

  • Eben Burger
    Eben Burger 21 день назад


  • Shyho
    Shyho 21 день назад


  • Zeeshan Ahmed
    Zeeshan Ahmed 21 день назад

    this guy might be the REAL Forrest Gump.

  • Kashyap Pandit
    Kashyap Pandit 22 дня назад

    I've watched a lot of Ted talks but this is the best one I've come across.
    One stitch at a time. 🤗

  • Federico Dellavalle
    Federico Dellavalle 23 дня назад

    This man is a boss

  • Prachi Priyam
    Prachi Priyam 25 дней назад

    Lil Stephen were just like how I m now, but he found a way but I couldn't figured out what should I do with myself until I found this video....thanx a lot to this video which help me to figure out the ways to move forward ...☺

  • charlie hobson
    charlie hobson 25 дней назад

    A good book similar to these methods is 'small steps, the kaizen way'

  • G Kings
    G Kings 26 дней назад


  • Zangie Does
    Zangie Does 26 дней назад

    I wonder what his next project could be!!!

  • Denis Langat
    Denis Langat 26 дней назад

    this perfectly make sense, its not just an empty talk, but a talk with examples which make perfect sense

  • Anisja Alena Mayer
    Anisja Alena Mayer 27 дней назад

    Best talk ever 😂😍

  • Claroy Mathias
    Claroy Mathias 28 дней назад

    Beautiful :)

  • Daniel Davis
    Daniel Davis 28 дней назад

    thanks brother

  • Emmanuel Ezenwere
    Emmanuel Ezenwere 28 дней назад

    Nuel was here.

  • Ambrosha385
    Ambrosha385 29 дней назад

    yes it is like the idea of start with your one year, five year goals in mind. For each one, work backwards to the monthly, weekly, then daily goals, and he takes it a step further to the minute by minute stuff, and the minute decisions as it were. All making you more likely to succeed in a given goal. Great talk.

  • Tuan Nguyen
    Tuan Nguyen Месяц назад

    Holy wow-

  • Viviana Ribeiro
    Viviana Ribeiro Месяц назад


  • josh aguilar
    josh aguilar Месяц назад

    This guy has the limitless pills in his pocket

  • A JT
    A JT Месяц назад


  • Saiful Islam
    Saiful Islam Месяц назад

    Claims cannot focus more than 10 minutes at a time, gives 18 minute long TED talk without being distracted. >.

  • travisg528
    travisg528 Месяц назад

    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 amazing!

  • TB
    TB Месяц назад


  • Tom B.
    Tom B. Месяц назад +1

    Unfortunately he suffered a severe stroke :(
    Poor guy

  • Q8Patriot
    Q8Patriot Месяц назад

    Great talk ,, watched it several times

  • Lucas Batistussi
    Lucas Batistussi Месяц назад

    This is a famous and well known technique in Computer Science! It’s called “divide and conquer”. It is used in sorting algorithms, for example.

  • Sakshi Chopra
    Sakshi Chopra Месяц назад

    Thank you man... 😇 Very meaningful lesson... 😇

  • crazy.funny,dumb, jerk
    crazy.funny,dumb, jerk Месяц назад

    you are rich you got money. thats why you got time for all this. i also want this freedom

  • Thomas Nzioki
    Thomas Nzioki Месяц назад

    Awesome, this is certainly the best talk I have seen, and I almost skipped it. The least I can say is thank you

  • Samantha Dunn
    Samantha Dunn Месяц назад

    But what’s the point of doing these things as opposed to just doing what makes you comfortable? Someone please tell me. I need motivation

    NETRINA Месяц назад +1

    Thank you so much Mr.Duneier..far more motivational speech than thousands of others, given with simple words to people.I would deffinetly give you the Guinness for this, if there was a measure for people"s deep inspired and influenced feelings by a single speech.
    Thanks from GREECE-HELLAS...

  • Dharminder Singh
    Dharminder Singh Месяц назад

    Great Ted Talk, thanks!

  • EJ
    EJ Месяц назад

    Eh I sort of feel like he just talked about himself the whole time.

  • Michelle A'
    Michelle A' Месяц назад

    Wow...thank you for this talk...its priceless and profound!

  • Đurđa Blanuša
    Đurđa Blanuša Месяц назад

    the way the pronounces Novak Djokovic is killing me ....

  • Ritu Joham
    Ritu Joham Месяц назад

    You actually inspired me. ☺☺

  • Adam DeAloe
    Adam DeAloe Месяц назад

    Absolutely inspirational! I'm adding Stephen Duneir to my short list of role models. I'm much like him in that I can only focus for short periods of time, yet my imagination runs wild and I'm always interested in something new and off the wall. Thank you Stephen, for your wonderful advice, and proving through your actions just how affective it is, and how successful you can be.

  • Sohil Ladhani
    Sohil Ladhani Месяц назад

    I believe it is one of the most underrated TEDx talks.

  • kaneki ken
    kaneki ken Месяц назад

    Step 1: have ambitious goals.
    Me: *has no goals in life nor ambition and feels like a useless human* I mean you’re right

  • Nijam Parvej
    Nijam Parvej Месяц назад

    It's huge, great sir, really inspiring
    Thank you

  • Memo Farzi
    Memo Farzi Месяц назад

    Thank You! It ll very helpful for me !

  • Nekie Baker
    Nekie Baker Месяц назад

    Wow. My favourite ted talk speech

  • Pankaj Kumar
    Pankaj Kumar Месяц назад

    Thanks for uploaded this video, wonderful talk ever heard

  • ArJuN
    ArJuN Месяц назад

    Secret to Success!

  • Nemanja Lončarević
    Nemanja Lončarević Месяц назад

    This is such a good and helpful talk, and yet there are almost 400 people disliking it.. What is there to not like???

  • deepu abraham
    deepu abraham Месяц назад

    Super.. thank you. Love deppu from India

  • MOBK
    MOBK Месяц назад

    Thank you for that inspiration Stephen. I really needed that today.

  • Qiana Sanders
    Qiana Sanders Месяц назад

    Love this!

  • KanchoKomancho
    KanchoKomancho Месяц назад


  • Ashleigh Mcelwee
    Ashleigh Mcelwee Месяц назад

    Shared this again with my brother to see if it was just me.... he's undisciplined and can not concentrate....??? the guy is so full of sh*t. He is very determined and we can't take that away from him.

  • jogī yëtin
    jogī yëtin Месяц назад

    I made this video easy by watching 1 Min a day today is 18th day finally completed

  • Ashleigh Mcelwee
    Ashleigh Mcelwee Месяц назад

    I find it really hard to believe he has trouble concentrating.... read 50 books??? Unless he didn't absorb the information in the books he can concentrate....
    He has done a lot of things and seems very focused... to achieve all that you need to be focused no matter how you make the adjustments you need to be mega focused .

  • Trent Muigai
    Trent Muigai Месяц назад


  • hisham abdul azeez
    hisham abdul azeez Месяц назад

    Great talk...thanks

  • Amanda Robisch
    Amanda Robisch Месяц назад

    Great speech! You can make the choice or let the choice make you

  • Deborah Barr
    Deborah Barr Месяц назад

    I get what he is saying, but this requires that someone else is doing all the day to day work of having a family. For a lot of people, the struggle of everyday life makes this type of thing impossible. You have to have energy and time to do these things. If you are stressed from trying to make it month to month, and you live in an out of the way place, this isn't going to turn out quite like it did for him.

  • Rudra Pratap Singh
    Rudra Pratap Singh Месяц назад

    Thank you

  • Andrea
    Andrea Месяц назад

    My favorite Ted talk by far!!

  • Ranjitha Ramakrishnan
    Ranjitha Ramakrishnan Месяц назад


  • تعلم الترجمة
    تعلم الترجمة Месяц назад

    He is a great

  • Madhuri D
    Madhuri D Месяц назад

    It's a great talk... THE BEST!!

  • Tessa Canzona
    Tessa Canzona Месяц назад

    This was awesome! Thank you!

  • nalin bassi
    nalin bassi Месяц назад

    People like u still are u gonna teach in 15 sec I can guess when was the last time u made ur wife happy leaven taking her to heaven

  • Erin Liggins
    Erin Liggins Месяц назад

    I sooo needed to hear this.

  • Saikat Deprazer
    Saikat Deprazer Месяц назад

    This Tedx Talk changed my life... Thanks a lot

  • Alexis Bustos
    Alexis Bustos Месяц назад

    I have learned the most on this TED talk than any other one. It’s truly inspiring. Small goals lead to Big accomplishments

  • CASTT Consultants
    CASTT Consultants Месяц назад

    Loved it.

  • Letitia
    Letitia Месяц назад


  • Sara Challice
    Sara Challice Месяц назад

    Absolutely loved the talk! Thank you Stephen. Purely inspirational, although I still don't fancy crocheting!

  • roshan asmpath
    roshan asmpath Месяц назад

    Love this sir.

  • Jiyeon Kim
    Jiyeon Kim Месяц назад

    thank you thank you thank you

  • mediascribble
    mediascribble Месяц назад

    the guy forgot to mention he is super determined. Most people with 5 min attention spans don't have the determination to keep going back to things which this guy had to do a ziliion times. Being successful requires determination which is the very thing short attention people lack or they would stick at things. He bases his whole thing on breaking things up into manageable units. Not a bad notion, but came out ions ago as a mental trick.

  • Despina 3333
    Despina 3333 Месяц назад

    extremely helpfull !! my marginal adjustment for today will be to not watch another ted video and study . Thanks Stephen !