I like a lot of the videos on TED.Com. Though they are condensed into concise speeches, they're a great way to listen to the ideals of writers, scientists, and professionals that raise key issues based on informative topics. If you agree with [or are interested in] the discussion points that these speech presenters raise on Ted.Com, it is then easy to look further into the links to their own sites, books, narratives, and writings.
Today's pick for a key speech could be no more relevant to our site theme:
Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success