Tag Archives: Ted Talk

(VIDEO) Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market

May 7, 2013

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Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time. In this Ted Talk, Wingham […]

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(VIDEO) Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool

May 6, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education — and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don’t have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. The author of “Investing […]

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(VIDEO) Got a business meeting? Take a walk

April 30, 2013

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Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk. In this Ted Talk, business innovator Nilofer Merchant thinks deeply about the frameworks, strategies […]

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(VIDEO) David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

April 29, 2013

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Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. David Pogue is the personal technology columnist for the New York Times and a tech correspondent for CBS News. He’s […]

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(VIDEO) Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

April 23, 2013

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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? In this Ted Talk, economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t innovate our […]

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Is motivation more important than money? Dan Ariely makes the case

April 10, 2013

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Making money ain’t everything. Before you e-mail me and tell me I am crazy, watch this TED Talk from Behavioral economist Dan Ariely. He lays out the argument that what motivates us to work isn’t necessarily money or joy. Instead, it would appear that most of us thrive on meaning more than money. Making constant progress […]

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VIDEO: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

January 3, 2013

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In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet? In this TED Talk, Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitos to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the […]

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