Ideas worth spreading


Highlighted TED Talks

Measure what makes your life worthwhile  - Chip Conley


 

Team and talents to solve the Marshmallow problem  - Tom Wujec 

Surprisingly revelations from the "marshmallow problem"  involves dry spaghetti, one yard/metre of tape and a marshmallow.   Why does a surprising group always beat the average?

 


We are the stories we tell ourselves - Shekhar Kapur

This is a wonderful talk from TED India by  a visionary filmmaker and storyteller who works at the intersection of art, myth and activism who directed  'Elizabeth'.  Cate Blanchett said of him "He was completely and utterly unusual, and deeply unafraid."

 

The benefits of failure - J.K. Rowling 

At her Harvard University commencement speech, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems "worth more than any qualification I ever earned."  Don''t miss this meaningful talk presented by TED's Best of the Web/

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Lead like a great conductor, lead with joy, lead with giving - Itay Talgam

Itay's most delightful and insightful presentation got a roaring standing ovation at TED Global 2009 - Watch it !

 

Our Earth has a fever, watch it break - James Balog

This is one of the most important and sobering TED presentations - Something that all humans should watch. Why? because we are the only species on this planet who can do something about it.


Live your life with a kinder and gentler idea of success, says Alain de Botton


We're at a unique moment in history.. Let's march, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown 

We can use today's interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic -- and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy.


Smart is cool. Live a life of purpose:  Michelle Obama's plea for education.

Michelle Obama makes a passionate, personal case for each student to take education seriously, because it is this new, brilliant generation that will close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.  After her talk, keep on watching for glimpses of what the TED Conference experience is.

 

Our beautiful Earth from above

Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above,"  his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video

What's all the talk about Twitter?

Twitter has exploded in use, growing 10x in 2008 alone. Co-founder Evan Williams tells us that many of the ideas driving their growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.  A classic example of non-linear innovation, how hunches can succeed in most unexpected ways, and how invention happens outside your own intention.

 

Secrets of success in 8 words 3 minutes, condensing 7 years of research and 500 interviews.

 

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