I like Adam Savage. However, whenever I hear these kinds of speeches about success it kinda bugs me. The kind of success Adam is talking about, the kind where you get public recognition for your work is only available to a small group of people based upon appearance (race, gender, attractiveness), background (middle class or above), and how extroverted you are.
So when someone is 'successful' in this way i think about all the people who are just as talented, hardworking, and passionate but will never see the same social recognition because of who they are (or rather aren't). It makes pursuing that kind of success seem pointless and self-congradulatory to me. I'd love for someone to give a speach that emphasized being successful in that you are doing what you want on your own terms. That's the only real measure of success that matters to me.
*I also think the inventor was Dean Kamen