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TED | Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

March 17, 2013


I want to talk about social innovation and social entrepreneurship. I happen to have triplets. They’re little. They’re five years old. Sometimes I tell people I have triplets. They say, “Really? How many?” Here’s a picture of the kids. That’s Sage and Annalisa and Rider. Now, I also happen to be gay. Being gay and […]

Technopoly | Notes & Review

March 16, 2013


Neil Postman. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Vintage Books, 1992. (222 pages) Introduction …the argument is not between humanists and scientists but between technology and everybody else. (xii) First, technology is a friend. … Second, because of its lengthy, intimate, and inevitable relationship with culture, technology does not invite a close examination of […]

TED | Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

March 15, 2013


Chris Anderson asked me if I could put the last 25 years of anti-poverty campaigning into 10 minutes for TED. That’s an Englishman asking an Irishman to be succinct. (Laughter) I said, “Chris, that would take a miracle.” He said, “Bono, wouldn’t that be a good use of your messianic complex?” So, yeah. Then I […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About God | Book Launch Event

March 13, 2013

1 March 12, 2013, 4pm PST [Live Notes] A book is a strange thing. It’s like you sit at your desk, day after day, and draft after draft. Then you get the email back from your editor, and it could be perfect, or “there’s more work to be done.” And then the day comes, when […]

TED | Shane Koyczan: “To This Day” … for the bullied and beautiful

March 12, 2013


  When I was a kid, I hid my heart under the bed, because my mother said, “If you’re not careful, someday someone’s going to break it.” Take it from me. Under the bed is not a good hiding spot. I know because I’ve been shot down so many times I get altitude sickness just […]

TED | Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money?

March 6, 2013


The global economic financial crisis has reignited public interest in something that’s actually one of the oldest questions in economics, dating back to at least before Adam Smith. And that is, why is it that countries with seemingly similar economies and institutions can display radically different savings behavior? Now, many brilliant economists have spent their […]

TED | Sarah Kay: Should I have a daughter…

March 3, 2013


  If I should have a daughter, instead of “Mom,” she’s gonna call me “Point B,” because that way she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. And I’m going to paint solar systems on the backs of her hands so she has to learn the […]