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
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.
Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, 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.
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
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.
At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box.”
Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk.
“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
At TED2010, a video crew followed two speakers as they prepared to give the talk of their lives. One, the artist Raghava KK, had never spoken at TED before. The other, Sir Ken Robinson, in 2006 gave one of the most emailed TEDTalks of all time. http://www.ted.com/pages/view/id/204
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