Tag Archives: Ted Talk

(BUSINESS VIDEO) George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders

June 12, 2013

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Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it’s just a preview of what’s to come. “Our democracies,” he says, “are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control” — while “politicians like me have lost the […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

June 11, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them. Andrew McAfee studies how information technology […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

June 7, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system — say, a swarm of birds — is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

June 5, 2013

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In this Ted Talk Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. The author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ Elizabeth Gilbert has […]

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(VIDEO) Alex Laskey: Amazing and easy way to lower your energy bill

June 4, 2013

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What’s a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. In this Ted Talk, Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it. Alex Laskey helps power companies to help their customers cut down […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

May 28, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Simon Sinek gives a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.) In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the […]

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(VIDEO) Lessons in business management — from prison

May 17, 2013

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Jeff Smith spent a year in prison. But what he discovered inside wasn’t what he expected — he saw in his fellow inmates boundless ingenuity and business savvy. He asks: Why don’t we tap this entrepreneurial potential to help ex-prisoners contribute to society once they’re back outside? (From the TED Talent Search event TED@NewYork.) In […]

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(VIDEO) Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness

May 14, 2013

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In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness — people and ideas that don’t fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we […]

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(VIDEO) Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

May 10, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a […]

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(VIDEO) Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

May 9, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Angela Lee Duckworth talks about leaving her high-flying job in consulting to take a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as […]

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