12 TED Talks That Every Human Should Watch
TED stands for Technology, Education and Design and if you’re not familiar with them, by now… LOL, you sux0rs at the interwebs. This is only the greatest repository of speeches and presentations by the most brilliant minds, most fascinating people, education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends of our time.
Awhile back on my blog, I made a goal to watch every TED Talk. So, I watch at least one daily. I firmly believe that the more good stuff that goes into your mind, the more good stuff comes out. It's my opinion that if most humans were to watch a few of these selected TED Talks, then perhaps the world could become a better place.
- Juan Enriquez: The Next Species of Human - Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot — or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be ... different.(Filmed at TED2009.)
- Brené Brown - The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.(Filmed at TEDxHouston.) Follow Brené Brown on Twitter
- James B. Glattfelder - Who Controls The World? - 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, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable.(Filmed at TEDxZurich.) Follow James B. Glattfelder on Twitter!
- John Wooden: The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding - With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.(Filmed at TED2001.)
- Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life - When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.(Filmed at TEDGlobal2012.) Follow Jane McGonigal on Twitter!
- Joe Smith: How to Use a Paper Towel - You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique. Continued on the next page