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Recommendation

Stefan Sagmeister’s brief TED Talk is a thoughtful reflection on the benefits of sabbaticals. Sagmeister, a graphic designer by trade, is a polished speaker. His presentation contains accessible narratives, graphics that reinforce his key points and brief video clips that illustrate his lessons. Though his insights may be more applicable to the self-employed or those working at progressive firms, getAbstract recommends this talk to anyone interested in new trends in creativity, innovation and work-life balance.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What a sabbatical can do for you,
  • How different companies and people use sabbaticals, and
  • How creating time to pursue your vision benefits your firm.
 

About the Speaker

Stefan Sagmeister is a graphic designer. He has designed album covers for some of the world’s most famous recording artists. He has written a book of life lessons.

 

Summary

Stefan Sagmeister runs a successful design studio in New York City. He works for seven years and then shuts down his studio for a full year to explore new creative directions. As Sagmeister sees it, most people spend the first 25 years of their lives learning followed by 40 years working. If they are...

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    JORGE ANDRES CAÑON SIERRA 1 year ago
    Sí usted es empleado, tiene dos opciones 1) dar resultados sobresalientes y negociar un año sabático o 2) emplearse con una empresa que tenga esa política.

    Si usted es independiente es en teoría más fácil; pero deberá ser inteligente, estratégico y sobre todo tener una planeación excelente para que sea rentable.