I enjoyed my friend Bill Gurstelle's TEDx talk about "The Art of Living Dangerously," an idea he explores in his recent book, Absinthe and Flamethrowers.
An individual's risk taking propensity and skills has profound influence on an individual's happiness. William Gurstelle presents the concept of living dangerously yet artfully via "The Golden Third," the risk taking style employed by the third of humanity that statistics show is the most successful. William is the Ballistics and Pyrotechnics Editor for Popular Mechanics. In addition he is a bestselling author, registered engineer, and professional speaker. Having sold nearly half a million books he is one of the world's most widely read authors on science and technology, including best sellers Backyard Ballistics and Absinthe and Flamethrowers.