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From Dismissing Logic in Business to Life Lessons From Rap

 - Nov 23, 2012
These speeches with unconventional advice offer alternative solutions to common problems in business and in life. Sometimes, the best answer is right in front of us and we just need to change the lens through which we are looking to see it. From the ways CEOs manage their teams to the ways parents perceive a child falling behind in school, there is always a chance that one thing can mean something entirely different.

Warren Buffett, who is one of the world's most successful investors, encourages students to focus on developing integrity as opposed to a resume stacked with flawless grades and impressive internships. He insists that integrity, above all else, will generate success and happiness for people in life.

Jeff Chang, a radical historian, suggests that people turn to the world and history of hip-hop to explain trends in marketing, politics and the economy.

Jeremy Gutsche and Roger Martin advise businesses to not only embrace failure, but to also dismiss any traditional ways of thinking out the window. These speeches with unconventional wisdom demonstrate how unusual thinking and perspectives have created winning results in the end, and should be appreciated in today's fast-paced world.