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Onic Palandjian

CEO , Europa Aluminium

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What would you do if this were your last day?

We need to take calculated risks, but the inevitable could happen any-time.
This summer I had a catamaran accident that I describe at my TEDxYerevan "small country BIG BUSINESS" talk [http://bit.ly/TEDxBIG]

When I was fighting huge waves, my life didn't flash before my eyes. I was too busy calculating different options and possibilities that could get me to safety.
But here's what I did think about as a castaway :

1. I am everything and nothing - a tiny part of the universe.
2. Family and friends are the most important aspect of my life. Especially my children and wife
3. Every moment on this earth is a gift, and offers an opportunity to learn, grow and evolve.
4. Life can end at any moment.
5. I have to live like I am immortal while thinking that I could die tomorrow

What would you do if this were your last day?

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  • Oct 17 2011: I would log on to Ted.com and see if any speaker might have an idea on how to extend the last day to possibly an extra week or two.

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