Scott McCloud on comics
by Scott McCloud 
Bending the presentation format of storytelling in comics

How great leaders inspire action
by Simon Sinek
A simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers -- and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

Gaming can make a better world
by Jane McGonigal
Utilizing game theory and games to better the world

What adults can learn from kids
by Adora Svitak
The world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
by Carnegie Mellon
Randy talks to his audience about the cancer that is devouring his pancreas and that will claim his life in a matter of months. On the stage this day, Randy was youthful, energetic, handsome, often cheerfully, darkly funny. He seemed invincible. But this was a brief moment, as he himself acknowledged. His lecture has become a phenomenon, as has the book he wrote based on the same principles, celebrating the dreams we all strive to make realities.