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(VIDEO) The unheard Biblical story of David and Goliath

September 30, 2013

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It’s a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell in this TedTalk, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about? Detective of fads […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

July 9, 2013

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Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it’s not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it’s necessary. In this Ted Talk, Michael Green says he wants […]

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(VIDEO) Camille Seaman: Amazing views from a storm chaser

June 21, 2013

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Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this Ted Talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult. TED Senior Fellow Camille Seaman photographs big ice and big clouds.

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

May 22, 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. In this Ted Talk, we explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time. Wingham […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

May 21, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. Bidding adieu to his last “real job” as Al Gore’s speechwriter, […]

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