As you know we love to spread ideas here and I am consistently spreading the TED word. It has amazed me how many people still do not know about Ted Talks and so I share here to make sure you tell EVERYONE about it.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
I use TED for inspiration and research. If there is a topic we are delivering for a client more often than not, we shall find information, a nugget of brilliance or statistic on TED.
Their goal? How can we best spread good ideas? They are a mutli linguistic multi disciplinary multi inspirational database of brilliance in the sky (cloud).
This kind of thing is what I believe the internet is made for.
Here are a few of my favourites, I am sure you will have seen them but has everyone you know seen them too?
Be rude not to!
1. Brene Brown
Brene Brown is a kick ass Texan who I adore. Her books are in my top ten; her chat is honest, raw and funny.
Her discussion on shame and vulnerability makes sense.
2. Simon Sinek
Simons simply elegant “start with why” sparked a revolution of “Why-ers” and this really popular talk will make you go “oh yeaaahhh” Several times.
3. Benjamin Zander
A dream! Every leader should watch this. Bring tissues.
4. Dawn Landes
Wow. No matter how many times you capsize – you can still make it through. Loved this talk, the music and Dawns voice is to die for!
5. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
We have spoken about Dr. Taylor before as her book; the Stroke of Insight is an all time fave. Her talk – off the scale!
6. Bill T. Jones: The dancer, the singer, the cellist ... and a moment of creative magic
As a meditation and contemplation, this was a delight.
7. Elizabeth Gilbert
Even just for her voice (love) and a must for anyone with an ounce of creativity within them (all of us).
8. Aicha el - Wafi and Phyllis Rodriguez
The strength of forgiveness and the connection of humans. Wow.
9. Julian Treasure
Wonderful thoughts on listening – Julian Treasure works with businesses on how to use sound. Genius.
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