TED – Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity

Robert Gupta, violinist with the LA Philharmonic, talks about a violin lesson he once gave to a brilliant, schizophrenic musician — and what he learned. Called back onstage later, Gupta plays his own transcription of the prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. Robert Gupta joined the LA Philharmonic at the age of 19 — … Read more

Wadah Khanfar (Al Jazeera): A historic moment in the Arab world

As a democratic revolution led by tech-empowered young people sweeps the Arab world, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, shares a profoundly optimistic view of what’s happening in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond — at this powerful moment when people realized they could step out of their houses and ask for change.

Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to lunch – TED talk

There’s an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them “the mystic” and “the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue — … Read more

TED – Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.

TED – Sir Ken Robinson: Creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish

“I meet all kinds of people who don’t enjoy what they do. They simply go through life getting on with it. They get no great pleasure from what they do. They endure it rather than enjoy it and wait for the weekend. But I also meet people who love what they do and couldn’t imagine … Read more

Greatest Hits of TED Videos

See the top-10 video links here: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/148/greatest-hits-of-ted-videos.html 1) Jill Bolte Taylor My Stroke of Insight 2) Patti Maes and Pranav Mistry Sixth Sense Demo 3) Ken Robinson Schools Kill Creativity 4) Tony Robbins Why We Do What We Do 5) Elizabeth Gilbert Nurturing Creativity 6) Dan Pink Surprising Science of Motivation 7) Hans Rosling The … Read more