Struggling to come up with the next great idea? Wanting to launch a new business, product or service line but are afraid of failing? In honor of TED’s fifth year in Vancouver, B.C., Northwest Meetings + Events found three TED talks that might just help:

“How Boredom Can Lead to Your Most Brilliant Ideas”
by Manoush Zomorodi

Sample nugget of wisdom: “I learned that in the default mode, that is when we connect disparate ideas, we solve some of our most nagging problems.”

“The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers”
by Adam Grant

Sample nugget of wisdom: “Procrastinating is a vice when it comes to productivity, but it can be a virtue for creativity.” 

“What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection”
by Jia Jiang

Sample nugget of wisdom: “I can build a better company. I can build a better team or better product, but one thing’s for sure: I've got to be a better leader. I've got to be a better person.”

View these and other inspiring talks at TED.com

Next time you’re at Motif hotel in Seattle, stop by Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails and try the Piña Romero cocktail, conjured up by bar manager Chris Blakeslee.

INGREDIENTS
—2 oz. BarSol pisco
—1/2 oz. rosemary syrup
—1/2 oz. lemon juice
—1 oz. pineapple juice
—rosemary sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Combine ingredients, garnish with the rosemary sprig and enjoy!

Courtesy of Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails

 

 

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