In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification — and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.

Joachim de Posada’s infectious energy and humor have turned him into a popular motivational coach. Working in Spanish and English, he helps companies and teams find deep and lasting reasons to succeed. His books include How to Survive Among the Piranhas and his latest, No te comas el marshmallow … todavia, or Don’t Eat the Marshmallow … Yet. (He’s recently updated the book for the recession, calling it Don’t Eat the Marshmallow … Ever.)

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  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    June 4, 2009

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