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TED | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The Story of a Parent’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

Paula Stone Williams: So, I was the CEO of a large, religious nonprofit, spoke at some of the largest churches in America, was on television in 70 different markets, but more than anything else, I just wanted to be a good parent. I told all

TED | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The Story of a Parent’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

Paula Stone Williams: So, I was the CEO of a large, religious nonprofit, spoke at some of the largest churches in America, was on television in 70 different markets, but more than anything else, I just wanted to be a good parent. I told all

TED | Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

So last year, on the Fourth of July, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs boson. It was a historical day. There’s no doubt that from now on, the Fourth of July will be remembered not as the

TED | Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

So last year, on the Fourth of July, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs boson. It was a historical day. There’s no doubt that from now on, the Fourth of July will be remembered not as the

TED | Kai-Fu Lee: How AI Can Save Our Humanity (Transcript & Reflections)

I’m going to talk about how AI and mankind can coexist, but first, we have to rethink about our human values. So let me first make a confession about my errors in my values. It was 11 o’clock, December 16,

TED | Kai-Fu Lee: How AI Can Save Our Humanity (Transcript & Reflections)

I’m going to talk about how AI and mankind can coexist, but first, we have to rethink about our human values. So let me first make a confession about my errors in my values. It was 11 o’clock, December 16,

TED | Douglas Rushkoff: Team Human

I got invited to an exclusive resort to deliver a talk about the digital future to what I assumed would be a couple of hundred tech executives. And I was there in the green room, waiting to go on, and

TED | Douglas Rushkoff: Team Human

I got invited to an exclusive resort to deliver a talk about the digital future to what I assumed would be a couple of hundred tech executives. And I was there in the green room, waiting to go on, and

TED | Robin Steinberg: What if we ended the injustice of bail?

“I hate injustice and simply can’t sit still when I see it.” TRANSCRIPT I will never forget the first time I visited a client in jail. The heavy, metal door slammed behind me, and I heard the key turn in

TED | Robin Steinberg: What if we ended the injustice of bail?

“I hate injustice and simply can’t sit still when I see it.” TRANSCRIPT I will never forget the first time I visited a client in jail. The heavy, metal door slammed behind me, and I heard the key turn in

Robert Waldinger: What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study on Happiness | Transcript & Highlights

What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life

Robert Waldinger: What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study on Happiness | Transcript & Highlights

What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life

TED | Lisa Feldman Barrett: You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions, your brain creates them

My research lab sits about a mile from where several bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon in 2013. The surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Chechnya, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Now, when a jury has to make the decision between life in

TED | Lisa Feldman Barrett: You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions, your brain creates them

My research lab sits about a mile from where several bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon in 2013. The surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Chechnya, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Now, when a jury has to make the decision between life in

TED | Elizabeth Gilbert: your elusive creative genius

I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it’s more than that, of course. It is also my great lifelong love and fascination. And I don’t expect that that’s ever going to change. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened

TED | Elizabeth Gilbert: your elusive creative genius

I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it’s more than that, of course. It is also my great lifelong love and fascination. And I don’t expect that that’s ever going to change. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened

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TED | Christopher Ategeka: How adoption worked for me

How many of you are tired of seeing celebrities adopting kids from the African continent? Well, it’s not all that bad. I was adopted. I grew up in rural Uganda, lost both my parents when I was very, very young. And when my parents passed, I

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TED | Christopher Ategeka: How adoption worked for me

How many of you are tired of seeing celebrities adopting kids from the African continent? Well, it’s not all that bad. I was adopted. I grew up in rural Uganda, lost both my parents when I was very, very young. And when my parents passed, I

TED | Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color

It has been 128 years since the last country in the world abolished slavery and 53 years since Martin Luther King pronounced his “I Have A Dream” speech. But we still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a

TED | Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color

It has been 128 years since the last country in the world abolished slavery and 53 years since Martin Luther King pronounced his “I Have A Dream” speech. But we still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a

TED | Gus Casely-Hayford: The powerful stories that shaped Africa

Now, Hegel — he very famously said that Africa was a place without history, without past, without narrative. Yet, I’d argue that no other continent has nurtured, has fought for, has celebrated its history more concertedly. The struggle to keep African narrative alive has been one

TED | Gus Casely-Hayford: The powerful stories that shaped Africa

Now, Hegel — he very famously said that Africa was a place without history, without past, without narrative. Yet, I’d argue that no other continent has nurtured, has fought for, has celebrated its history more concertedly. The struggle to keep African narrative alive has been one

TED | Thordis Elva & Tom Stanger: Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation

[This talk contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual violence Viewer discretion is advised] 0:15 Tom Stranger: In 1996, when I was 18 years old, I had the golden opportunity to go on an international exchange program. Ironically I’m an

TED | Thordis Elva & Tom Stanger: Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation

[This talk contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual violence Viewer discretion is advised] 0:15 Tom Stranger: In 1996, when I was 18 years old, I had the golden opportunity to go on an international exchange program. Ironically I’m an

TED | Robb Willer: How To Have Better Political Conversations

So you probably have the sense, as most people do, that polarization is getting worse in our country, that the divide between the left and the right is as bad as it’s been in really any of our lifetimes. But

TED | Robb Willer: How To Have Better Political Conversations

So you probably have the sense, as most people do, that polarization is getting worse in our country, that the divide between the left and the right is as bad as it’s been in really any of our lifetimes. But

TEDx | Daniel Kao: The Promise of Education Technology

Diplateevo. White House.gov post. Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We

TEDx | Daniel Kao: The Promise of Education Technology

Diplateevo. White House.gov post. Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We

TED | Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success

This is really a two-hour presentation I give to high school students, cut down to three minutes. And it all started one day on a plane, on my way to TED, seven years ago. And in the seat next to

TED | Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success

This is really a two-hour presentation I give to high school students, cut down to three minutes. And it all started one day on a plane, on my way to TED, seven years ago. And in the seat next to

TED | Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

What do you think of when I say the word “design”? You probably think of things like this, finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters and maps that visually explain things, classic

TED | Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

What do you think of when I say the word “design”? You probably think of things like this, finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters and maps that visually explain things, classic

TED | Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

Chris Anderson: So, this is an interview with a difference. On the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words, what I did was, I asked Bill and Melinda to dig out from their archive some images that would

TED | Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

Chris Anderson: So, this is an interview with a difference. On the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words, what I did was, I asked Bill and Melinda to dig out from their archive some images that would

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May and Emily Ludolph February 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm PST Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED The weekend before a TED

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May and Emily Ludolph February 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm PST Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED The weekend before a TED

TED | Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread

I’m going to give you four specific examples, I’m going to cover at the end about how a company called Silk tripled their sales; how an artist named Jeff Koons went from being a nobody to making a whole bunch

TED | Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread

I’m going to give you four specific examples, I’m going to cover at the end about how a company called Silk tripled their sales; how an artist named Jeff Koons went from being a nobody to making a whole bunch

TED | Benedetta Berti: The surprising way groups like ISIS stay in power

For the past decade, I’ve been studying non-state armed groups: armed organizations like terrorists, insurgents or militias. I document what these groups do when they’re not shooting. My goal is to better understand these violent actors and to study ways

TED | Benedetta Berti: The surprising way groups like ISIS stay in power

For the past decade, I’ve been studying non-state armed groups: armed organizations like terrorists, insurgents or militias. I document what these groups do when they’re not shooting. My goal is to better understand these violent actors and to study ways

TED | Nancy Lublin: The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

A girl I’ve never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I’m the CEO of DoSomething.org. It’s one of the largest organizations in the world for young people. In fact it’s bigger than the

TED | Nancy Lublin: The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

A girl I’ve never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I’m the CEO of DoSomething.org. It’s one of the largest organizations in the world for young people. In fact it’s bigger than the

TED | Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the experience that

TED | Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the experience that

Melissa Fleming: How to help refugees rebuild their world

So I started working with refugees because I wanted to make a difference, and making a difference starts with telling their stories. So when I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who killed your son?

Melissa Fleming: How to help refugees rebuild their world

So I started working with refugees because I wanted to make a difference, and making a difference starts with telling their stories. So when I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who killed your son?

TED | Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral. I was kneeling long after the congregation was on its feet, dip both hands into holy water, trace the trinity across my chest, my tiny body drooping like

TED | Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral. I was kneeling long after the congregation was on its feet, dip both hands into holy water, trace the trinity across my chest, my tiny body drooping like

TED | Tony Fadell: The first secret of design is … noticing

In the great 1980s movie “The Blues Brothers,” there’s a scene where John Belushi goes to visit Dan Aykroyd in his apartment in Chicago for the very first time. It’s a cramped, tiny space and it’s just three feet away

TED | Tony Fadell: The first secret of design is … noticing

In the great 1980s movie “The Blues Brothers,” there’s a scene where John Belushi goes to visit Dan Aykroyd in his apartment in Chicago for the very first time. It’s a cramped, tiny space and it’s just three feet away

TED | Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed

I’m really excited to share with you some findings that really surprise me about what makes companies succeed the most, what factors actually matter the most for startup success. 0:24 I believe that the startup organization is one of the

TED | Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed

I’m really excited to share with you some findings that really surprise me about what makes companies succeed the most, what factors actually matter the most for startup success. 0:24 I believe that the startup organization is one of the

TED | Laura Schulz: The surprisingly logical minds of babies

Mark Twain summed up what I take to be one of the fundamental problems of cognitive science with a single witticism. He said, “There’s something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling

TED | Laura Schulz: The surprisingly logical minds of babies

Mark Twain summed up what I take to be one of the fundamental problems of cognitive science with a single witticism. He said, “There’s something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling

TED | Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

0:11 Growing up, I didn’t always understand why my parents made me follow the rules that they did. Like, why did I really have to mow the lawn? Why was homework really that important? Why couldn’t I put jelly beans

TED | Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

0:11 Growing up, I didn’t always understand why my parents made me follow the rules that they did. Like, why did I really have to mow the lawn? Why was homework really that important? Why couldn’t I put jelly beans

TED | Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

0:11 To be honest, by personality, I’m just not much of a crier. But I think in my career that’s been a good thing. I’m a civil rights lawyer, and I’ve seen some horrible things in the world. I began

TED | Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

0:11 To be honest, by personality, I’m just not much of a crier. But I think in my career that’s been a good thing. I’m a civil rights lawyer, and I’ve seen some horrible things in the world. I began

TED | Alice Dreger: Is anatomy destiny?

0:11 I want you to imagine two couples in the middle of 1979 on the exact same day, at the exact same moment, each conceiving a baby — okay? So two couples each conceiving one baby. Now I don’t want

TED | Alice Dreger: Is anatomy destiny?

0:11 I want you to imagine two couples in the middle of 1979 on the exact same day, at the exact same moment, each conceiving a baby — okay? So two couples each conceiving one baby. Now I don’t want

TED | Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready

When I was a kid, the disaster we worried about most was a nuclear war. That’s why we had a barrel like this down in our basement, filled with cans of food and water. When the nuclear attack came, we

TED | Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready

When I was a kid, the disaster we worried about most was a nuclear war. That’s why we had a barrel like this down in our basement, filled with cans of food and water. When the nuclear attack came, we

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TED | Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

http://storycorps.org/ 0:11 Tonight, I’m going to try to make the case that inviting a loved one, a friend or even a stranger to record a meaningful interview with you just might turn out to be one of the most important

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TED | Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

http://storycorps.org/ 0:11 Tonight, I’m going to try to make the case that inviting a loved one, a friend or even a stranger to record a meaningful interview with you just might turn out to be one of the most important

TED | Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

  0:11 You’re looking at a woman who was publicly silent for a decade. Obviously, that’s changed, but only recently. 0:22 It was several months ago that I gave my very first major public talk at the Forbes 30 Under

TED | Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

  0:11 You’re looking at a woman who was publicly silent for a decade. Obviously, that’s changed, but only recently. 0:22 It was several months ago that I gave my very first major public talk at the Forbes 30 Under

TED | Andy Yen: Think your email’s private? Think again.

0:12 Twenty-five years ago, scientists at CERN created the World Wide Web. Since then, the Internet has transformed the way we communicate, the way we do business, and even the way we live. In many ways, the ideas that gave

TED | Andy Yen: Think your email’s private? Think again.

0:12 Twenty-five years ago, scientists at CERN created the World Wide Web. Since then, the Internet has transformed the way we communicate, the way we do business, and even the way we live. In many ways, the ideas that gave

TED | Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

0:11 While preparing for my talk I was reflecting on my life and trying to figure out where exactly was that moment when my journey began. A long time passed by, and I simply couldn’t figure out the beginning or

TED | Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

0:11 While preparing for my talk I was reflecting on my life and trying to figure out where exactly was that moment when my journey began. A long time passed by, and I simply couldn’t figure out the beginning or

TED | Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!

I’m a lexicographer. I make dictionaries. And my job as a lexicographer is to try to put all the words possible into the dictionary. My job is not to decide what a word is; that is your job. 0:25 Everybody who speaks English decides

TED | Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!

I’m a lexicographer. I make dictionaries. And my job as a lexicographer is to try to put all the words possible into the dictionary. My job is not to decide what a word is; that is your job. 0:25 Everybody who speaks English decides

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TED | Pico Iyer: The art of stillness

I’m a lifelong traveler. Even as a little kid, I was actually working out that it would be cheaper to go to boarding school in England than just to the best school down the road from my parents’ house in California. So, from the time

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TED | Pico Iyer: The art of stillness

I’m a lifelong traveler. Even as a little kid, I was actually working out that it would be cheaper to go to boarding school in England than just to the best school down the road from my parents’ house in California. So, from the time

TED | Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

I teach chemistry. 0:15 All right, all right. So more than just explosions, chemistry is everywhere. Have you ever found yourself at a restaurant spacing out just doing this over and over? Some people nodding yes. Recently, I showed this

TED | Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

I teach chemistry. 0:15 All right, all right. So more than just explosions, chemistry is everywhere. Have you ever found yourself at a restaurant spacing out just doing this over and over? Some people nodding yes. Recently, I showed this

TED | Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

Sleep. It’s something we spend about a third of our lives doing, but do any of us really understand what it’s all about? 0:19 Two thousand years ago, Galen, one of the most prominent medical researchers of the ancient world,

TED | Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

Sleep. It’s something we spend about a third of our lives doing, but do any of us really understand what it’s all about? 0:19 Two thousand years ago, Galen, one of the most prominent medical researchers of the ancient world,

TED | Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

On November 5th, 1990, a man named El-Sayyid Nosair walked into a hotel in Manhattan and assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane, the leader of the Jewish Defense League. Nosair was initially found not guilty of the murder, but while serving time

TED | Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

On November 5th, 1990, a man named El-Sayyid Nosair walked into a hotel in Manhattan and assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane, the leader of the Jewish Defense League. Nosair was initially found not guilty of the murder, but while serving time

TED | Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?

Why does the universe exist? Why is there — Okay. Okay. (Laughter) This is a cosmic mystery. Be solemn. Why is there a world, why are we in it, and why is there something rather than nothing at all? I

TED | Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?

Why does the universe exist? Why is there — Okay. Okay. (Laughter) This is a cosmic mystery. Be solemn. Why is there a world, why are we in it, and why is there something rather than nothing at all? I

TED | Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence

Talking about empowerment is odd, because when we talk about empowerment, what affects us most are the stories. So I want to begin with an everyday story. What is it really like to be a young woman in India? 0:27

TED | Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence

Talking about empowerment is odd, because when we talk about empowerment, what affects us most are the stories. So I want to begin with an everyday story. What is it really like to be a young woman in India? 0:27

TED | Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?

Ten years ago, I wrote a book which I entitled “Our Final Century?” Question mark. My publishers cut out the question mark. (Laughter) The American publishers changed our title to “Our Final Hour.” Americans like instant gratification and the reverse.

TED | Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?

Ten years ago, I wrote a book which I entitled “Our Final Century?” Question mark. My publishers cut out the question mark. (Laughter) The American publishers changed our title to “Our Final Hour.” Americans like instant gratification and the reverse.

TED | Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

Every day we face issues like climate change or the safety of vaccines where we have to answer questions whose answers rely heavily on scientific information. Scientists tell us that the world is warming. Scientists tell us that vaccines are

TED | Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

Every day we face issues like climate change or the safety of vaccines where we have to answer questions whose answers rely heavily on scientific information. Scientists tell us that the world is warming. Scientists tell us that vaccines are

TED | Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? – Critical Review

People say things about religion all the time. The late, great Christopher Hitchens wrote a book called “God Is Not Great” whose subtitle was, “Religion Poisons Everything.” But last month, in Time magazine, Rabbi David Wolpe, who I gather is

TED | Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? – Critical Review

People say things about religion all the time. The late, great Christopher Hitchens wrote a book called “God Is Not Great” whose subtitle was, “Religion Poisons Everything.” But last month, in Time magazine, Rabbi David Wolpe, who I gather is

TED | Stella Young: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

I grew up in a very small country town in Victoria. I had a very normal, low-key kind of upbringing. I went to school, I hung out with my friends, I fought with my younger sisters. It was all very

TED | Stella Young: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

I grew up in a very small country town in Victoria. I had a very normal, low-key kind of upbringing. I went to school, I hung out with my friends, I fought with my younger sisters. It was all very

TED | Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

There’s a man by the name of Captain William Swenson who recently was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on September 8, 2009. 0:24 On that day, a column of American and Afghan troops were making their

TED | Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

There’s a man by the name of Captain William Swenson who recently was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on September 8, 2009. 0:24 On that day, a column of American and Afghan troops were making their

TED | Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

At every stage of our lives we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we’re going to become, and then when we become those people, we’re not always thrilled with the decisions we made. So young

TED | Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

At every stage of our lives we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we’re going to become, and then when we become those people, we’re not always thrilled with the decisions we made. So young

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TED | Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

So it’s 2006. My friend Harold Ford calls me. He’s running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, and he says, “Mellody, I desperately need some national press. Do you have any ideas?” So I had an idea. I called a friend

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TED | Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

So it’s 2006. My friend Harold Ford calls me. He’s running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, and he says, “Mellody, I desperately need some national press. Do you have any ideas?” So I had an idea. I called a friend

TED | David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?

So I’ve been thinking about the difference between the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the ones you put on your résumé, which are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the

TED | David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?

So I’ve been thinking about the difference between the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the ones you put on your résumé, which are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the

TED | Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

I grew up in Europe, and World War II caught me when I was between seven and 10 years old. And I realized how few of the grown-ups that I knew were able to withstand the tragedies that the war

TED | Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

I grew up in Europe, and World War II caught me when I was between seven and 10 years old. And I realized how few of the grown-ups that I knew were able to withstand the tragedies that the war

TED | Steven Pinker & Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

Steven Pinker (SP): Okay. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (RNG): Reason appears to have fallen on hard times: Popular culture plumbs new depths of dumbth and political discourse has become a race to the bottom. We’re living in an era of scientific

TED | Steven Pinker & Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

Steven Pinker (SP): Okay. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (RNG): Reason appears to have fallen on hard times: Popular culture plumbs new depths of dumbth and political discourse has become a race to the bottom. We’re living in an era of scientific

TED | David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

I wanted to talk to you today about creative confidence. I’m going to start way back in the third grade at Oakdale School in Barberton, Ohio.   I remember one day my best friend Brian was working on a project.

TED | David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

I wanted to talk to you today about creative confidence. I’m going to start way back in the third grade at Oakdale School in Barberton, Ohio.   I remember one day my best friend Brian was working on a project.

TED | Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

I want to talk a little bit today about labor and work. When we think about how people work, the naive intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze — that all people care about is

TED | Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

I want to talk a little bit today about labor and work. When we think about how people work, the naive intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze — that all people care about is

TED | Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

When I was seven years old and my sister was just five years old, we were playing on top of a bunk bed. I was two years older than my sister at the time — I mean, I’m two years

TED | Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

When I was seven years old and my sister was just five years old, we were playing on top of a bunk bed. I was two years older than my sister at the time — I mean, I’m two years

TED | Julia Sweeney: Letting go of God

On September 10, the morning of my seventh birthday, I came downstairs to the kitchen, where my mother was washing the dishes and my father was reading the paper or something, and I sort of presented myself to them in

TED | Julia Sweeney: Letting go of God

On September 10, the morning of my seventh birthday, I came downstairs to the kitchen, where my mother was washing the dishes and my father was reading the paper or something, and I sort of presented myself to them in

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TED | Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems…palsy is just one

My name is Maysoon Zayid, and I am not drunk, but the doctor who delivered me was. He cut my mom six different times in six different directions, suffocating poor little me in the process. As a result, I have

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TED | Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems…palsy is just one

My name is Maysoon Zayid, and I am not drunk, but the doctor who delivered me was. He cut my mom six different times in six different directions, suffocating poor little me in the process. As a result, I have

TED | We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston (transcript)

(This is a personal transcript. I take responsibility for all typos. The symbol “[–]” simply indicates African names and references unfamiliar to me. *UPDATE 7/6/2016: The “[–]” have been replaced with the names suggested by rancommenter in the comments below.)

TED | We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston (transcript)

(This is a personal transcript. I take responsibility for all typos. The symbol “[–]” simply indicates African names and references unfamiliar to me. *UPDATE 7/6/2016: The “[–]” have been replaced with the names suggested by rancommenter in the comments below.)

TED | Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

So why do we learn mathematics? Essentially, for three reasons: calculation, application, and last, and unfortunately least in terms of the time we give it, inspiration. Mathematics is the science of patterns, and we study it to learn how to

TED | Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

So why do we learn mathematics? Essentially, for three reasons: calculation, application, and last, and unfortunately least in terms of the time we give it, inspiration. Mathematics is the science of patterns, and we study it to learn how to

TED | Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

Mark Zuckerberg, a journalist was asking him a question about the news feed. And the journalist was asking him, “Why is this so important?” And Zuckerberg said, A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your

TED | Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

Mark Zuckerberg, a journalist was asking him a question about the news feed. And the journalist was asking him, “Why is this so important?” And Zuckerberg said, A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your

TED | Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

There is an ancient proverb that says it’s very difficult to find a black cat in a dark room, especially when there is no cat. I find this a particularly apt description of science and how science works — bumbling

TED | Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

There is an ancient proverb that says it’s very difficult to find a black cat in a dark room, especially when there is no cat. I find this a particularly apt description of science and how science works — bumbling

TED | James Flynn: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents

(Transcript hopefully to come. For now, read Beyond the Flynn Effect, a lecture by Professor James Flynn at the University of Cambridge.) We are going to take a quick voyage over the cognitive history of the 20th century, because during

TED | James Flynn: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents

(Transcript hopefully to come. For now, read Beyond the Flynn Effect, a lecture by Professor James Flynn at the University of Cambridge.) We are going to take a quick voyage over the cognitive history of the 20th century, because during

TED | Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

A tourist is backpacking through the highlands of Scotland, and he stops at a pub to get a drink. And the only people in there is a bartender and an old man nursing a beer. And he orders a pint,

TED | Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

A tourist is backpacking through the highlands of Scotland, and he stops at a pub to get a drink. And the only people in there is a bartender and an old man nursing a beer. And he orders a pint,

TED | Daniel H. Cohen: For argument’s sake

My name is Dan Cohen, and I am academic, as he said. And what that means is that I argue. It’s an important part of my life, and I like to argue. And I’m not just an academic, I’m a

TED | Daniel H. Cohen: For argument’s sake

My name is Dan Cohen, and I am academic, as he said. And what that means is that I argue. It’s an important part of my life, and I like to argue. And I’m not just an academic, I’m a

TED | Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith

Writing biography is a strange thing to do. It’s a journey into the foreign territory of somebody else’s life, a journey, an exploration that can take you places you never dreamed of going and still can’t quite believe you’ve been,

TED | Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith

Writing biography is a strange thing to do. It’s a journey into the foreign territory of somebody else’s life, a journey, an exploration that can take you places you never dreamed of going and still can’t quite believe you’ve been,

TED | Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what

Even in purely non-religious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty. It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality — a pitiable flight from life. As such, it deserves no compassion, it deserves no treatment as minority

TED | Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what

Even in purely non-religious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty. It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality — a pitiable flight from life. As such, it deserves no compassion, it deserves no treatment as minority

TED | Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

I’m going to share with you a paradigm-shifting perspective on the issues of gender violence — sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children. That whole range of issues that I’ll refer to in shorthand as

TED | Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

I’m going to share with you a paradigm-shifting perspective on the issues of gender violence — sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children. That whole range of issues that I’ll refer to in shorthand as

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TED | Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake

So, when I was in art school, I developed a shake in my hand, and this was the straightest line I could draw. Now in hindsight, it was actually good for some things, like mixing a can of paint or

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TED | Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake

So, when I was in art school, I developed a shake in my hand, and this was the straightest line I could draw. Now in hindsight, it was actually good for some things, like mixing a can of paint or

TED | Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other’s minds

  Today I’m going to talk to you about the problem of other minds. And the problem I’m going to talk about is not the familiar one from philosophy, which is, “How can we know whether other people have minds?”

TED | Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other’s minds

  Today I’m going to talk to you about the problem of other minds. And the problem I’m going to talk about is not the familiar one from philosophy, which is, “How can we know whether other people have minds?”

TED | Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Thank you very much. I moved to America 12 years ago with my wife Terry and our two kids. Actually, truthfully, we moved to Los Angeles — (Laughter) — thinking we were moving to America, but anyway, it’s a short

TED | Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Thank you very much. I moved to America 12 years ago with my wife Terry and our two kids. Actually, truthfully, we moved to Los Angeles — (Laughter) — thinking we were moving to America, but anyway, it’s a short

TED | John Legend: “True Colors”

Every now and then a good talk isn’t a talk at all. This special performance was set in the context of teachers and educators. Beautiful. ♪ You with the sad eyes ♪ ♪ Don’t be discouraged ♪ ♪ Oh, I

TED | John Legend: “True Colors”

Every now and then a good talk isn’t a talk at all. This special performance was set in the context of teachers and educators. Beautiful. ♪ You with the sad eyes ♪ ♪ Don’t be discouraged ♪ ♪ Oh, I

TED | Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. (Laughter) My bridge coach, Sharon Osberg, says there are more pictures of the back of her head than anyone

TED | Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. (Laughter) My bridge coach, Sharon Osberg, says there are more pictures of the back of her head than anyone

TED | Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

I’m a little nervous, because my wife Yvonne said to me, she said, “Geoff, you watch the TED Talks.” I said, “Yes, honey, I love TED Talks.” She said, “You know, they’re like, really smart, talented — ” I said,

TED | Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

I’m a little nervous, because my wife Yvonne said to me, she said, “Geoff, you watch the TED Talks.” I said, “Yes, honey, I love TED Talks.” She said, “You know, they’re like, really smart, talented — ” I said,

TED | Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

I have spent my entire life either at the schoolhouse, on the way to the schoolhouse, or talking about what happens in the schoolhouse. Both my parents were educators, my maternal grandparents were educators, and for the past 40 years

TED | Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

I have spent my entire life either at the schoolhouse, on the way to the schoolhouse, or talking about what happens in the schoolhouse. Both my parents were educators, my maternal grandparents were educators, and for the past 40 years

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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,

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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TED | Sarah Kay: Should I have a daughter…

  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

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TED | Sarah Kay: Should I have a daughter…

  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

TED | Beau Lotto + Amy O’Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

Beau Lotto: So, this game is very simple. All you have to do is read what you see. Right? So, I’m going to count to you, so we don’t all do it together. Okay, one, two, three. Audience: Can you

TED | Beau Lotto + Amy O’Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

Beau Lotto: So, this game is very simple. All you have to do is read what you see. Right? So, I’m going to count to you, so we don’t all do it together. Okay, one, two, three. Audience: Can you

TED | Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

So, I’ll start with this: a couple years ago, an event planner called me because I was going to do a speaking event. And she called, and she said, “I’m really struggling with how to write about you on the

TED | Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

So, I’ll start with this: a couple years ago, an event planner called me because I was going to do a speaking event. And she called, and she said, “I’m really struggling with how to write about you on the

TED | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

    Fifteen years ago, it was widely assumed that the vast majority of brain development takes place in the first few years of life. Back then, 15 years ago, we didn’t have the ability to look inside the living

TED | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

    Fifteen years ago, it was widely assumed that the vast majority of brain development takes place in the first few years of life. Back then, 15 years ago, we didn’t have the ability to look inside the living

TED | Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

http://littlebits.cc/, http://ayahbdeir.com/ This may sound strange, but I’m a big fan of the concrete block. The first concrete blocks were manufactured in 1868 with a very simple idea: modules made of cement of a fixed measurement that fit together. Very

TED | Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

http://littlebits.cc/, http://ayahbdeir.com/ This may sound strange, but I’m a big fan of the concrete block. The first concrete blocks were manufactured in 1868 with a very simple idea: modules made of cement of a fixed measurement that fit together. Very

TED | Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

I’m Jane McGonigal. I’m a game designer. I’ve been making games online now for 10 years, and my goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it

TED | Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

I’m Jane McGonigal. I’m a game designer. I’ve been making games online now for 10 years, and my goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it

TED | Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

All right. So, like all good stories, this starts a long, long time ago when there was basically nothing. So here is a complete picture of the universe about 14-odd billion years ago. All energy is concentrated into a single

TED | Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

All right. So, like all good stories, this starts a long, long time ago when there was basically nothing. So here is a complete picture of the universe about 14-odd billion years ago. All energy is concentrated into a single

TED | Marco Tempest: A Magical Tale (with Augmented Reality)

Marco Tempest: What I’d like to show you today is something in the way of an experiment. Today’s its debut. It’s a demonstration of augmented reality. And the visuals you’re about to see are not prerecorded. They are live and

TED | Marco Tempest: A Magical Tale (with Augmented Reality)

Marco Tempest: What I’d like to show you today is something in the way of an experiment. Today’s its debut. It’s a demonstration of augmented reality. And the visuals you’re about to see are not prerecorded. They are live and

TED | Marco Tempest: The Magic of Truth & Lies

So the type of magic I like, and I’m a magician, is a magic that uses technology to create illusions. So I would like to show you something I’ve been working on. It’s an application that I think will be

TED | Marco Tempest: The Magic of Truth & Lies

So the type of magic I like, and I’m a magician, is a magic that uses technology to create illusions. So I would like to show you something I’ve been working on. It’s an application that I think will be

TED | Sherry Turkle : Connected But Alone?

Just a moment ago, my daughter Rebecca texted me for good luck. Her text said, “Mom, you will rock.” I love this. Getting that text was like getting a hug. And so there you have it. I embody the central

TED | Sherry Turkle : Connected But Alone?

Just a moment ago, my daughter Rebecca texted me for good luck. Her text said, “Mom, you will rock.” I love this. Getting that text was like getting a hug. And so there you have it. I embody the central

TED | Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

  The Book, the Website, the Press, and the TED talk: When I was nine years old I went off to summer camp for the first time. And my mother packed me a suitcase full of books, which to me

TED | Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

  The Book, the Website, the Press, and the TED talk: When I was nine years old I went off to summer camp for the first time. And my mother packed me a suitcase full of books, which to me

TED | Bryan Stevenson: We Need to Talk About an Injustice

http://www.eji.org/eji/ | http://jjie.org/founder-of-equal-justice-initiative-greeted-standing-ovation-at-ted/76755 Bryan Stevenson spends most of his time in jails and prisons and on death row. He’s a lawyer, and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. So he’s found it very energizing at TED, and wanted to start by

TED | Bryan Stevenson: We Need to Talk About an Injustice

http://www.eji.org/eji/ | http://jjie.org/founder-of-equal-justice-initiative-greeted-standing-ovation-at-ted/76755 Bryan Stevenson spends most of his time in jails and prisons and on death row. He’s a lawyer, and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. So he’s found it very energizing at TED, and wanted to start by

TED | Kathryn Schulz: Don’t Regret Regret

So that’s Johnny Depp, of course. And that’s Johnny Depp’s shoulder. And that’s Johnny Depp’s famous shoulder tattoo. Some of you might know that, in 1990, Depp got engaged to Winona Ryder, and he had tattooed on his right shoulder

TED | Kathryn Schulz: Don’t Regret Regret

So that’s Johnny Depp, of course. And that’s Johnny Depp’s shoulder. And that’s Johnny Depp’s famous shoulder tattoo. Some of you might know that, in 1990, Depp got engaged to Winona Ryder, and he had tattooed on his right shoulder

TED | Peter Diamandis: Abundance is Our Future

(Video) Announcer: Threats, in the wake of Bin Laden’s death, have spiked. Announcer Two: Famine in Somalia. Announcer Three: Police pepper spray. Announcer Four: Vicious cartels. Announcer Five: Caustic cruise lines. Announcer Six: Societal decay. Announcer Seven: 65 dead. Announcer

TED | Peter Diamandis: Abundance is Our Future

(Video) Announcer: Threats, in the wake of Bin Laden’s death, have spiked. Announcer Two: Famine in Somalia. Announcer Three: Police pepper spray. Announcer Four: Vicious cartels. Announcer Five: Caustic cruise lines. Announcer Six: Societal decay. Announcer Seven: 65 dead. Announcer

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TED | Paul Gilding: The Earth is Full

Let me begin with four words that will provide the context for this week, four words that will come to define this century. Here they are: The Earth is full. It’s full of us, it’s full of our stuff, full

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TED | Paul Gilding: The Earth is Full

Let me begin with four words that will provide the context for this week, four words that will come to define this century. Here they are: The Earth is full. It’s full of us, it’s full of our stuff, full

TED | Chris Bliss: Comedy is Translation

Gabriel García Márquez is one of my favorite writers, for his storytelling, but even more, I think, for the beauty and precision of his prose. And whether it’s the opening line from “One Hundred Years of Solitude” or the fantastical

TED | Chris Bliss: Comedy is Translation

Gabriel García Márquez is one of my favorite writers, for his storytelling, but even more, I think, for the beauty and precision of his prose. And whether it’s the opening line from “One Hundred Years of Solitude” or the fantastical

TED | Neil MacGregor: 2600 Years of History in One Object

The things we make have one supreme quality — they live longer than us. We perish, they survive; we have one life, they have many lives, and in each life they can mean different things. Which means that, while we

TED | Neil MacGregor: 2600 Years of History in One Object

The things we make have one supreme quality — they live longer than us. We perish, they survive; we have one life, they have many lives, and in each life they can mean different things. Which means that, while we

TEDx | Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership

I want to start just by asking everyone in the audience a question. How many of you are completely comfortable calling yourselves a leader? See, I’ve asked that question all the way across the country, and everywhere I ask it,

TEDx | Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership

I want to start just by asking everyone in the audience a question. How many of you are completely comfortable calling yourselves a leader? See, I’ve asked that question all the way across the country, and everywhere I ask it,

TED | Nancy Duarte: The Secret Structure of Great Talks

The most powerful device known to man: an idea. A single idea from the human mind; it can start a groundswell, a flashpoint for a movement, and it can rewrite the future. But, an idea is powerless if it stays

TED | Nancy Duarte: The Secret Structure of Great Talks

The most powerful device known to man: an idea. A single idea from the human mind; it can start a groundswell, a flashpoint for a movement, and it can rewrite the future. But, an idea is powerless if it stays

TED | Salman Khan – Lets Use Video To Reinvent Education

Home: khanacademy.org Twitter: @khanacademy The Khan Academy is most known for its collection of videos, so before I go any further, let me show you a little bit of a montage. SK: We now have on the order of 2,200

TED | Salman Khan – Lets Use Video To Reinvent Education

Home: khanacademy.org Twitter: @khanacademy The Khan Academy is most known for its collection of videos, so before I go any further, let me show you a little bit of a montage. SK: We now have on the order of 2,200

TED | Alain deBotton: Atheism 2.0 – Notes & Review

One of the most fascinating talks on religion and secularism, a programme of bringing both forward. My notes and review below. — NOTES — I would like to inaugurate a new way of being an atheist. PREMISE: Of course, there

TED | Alain deBotton: Atheism 2.0 – Notes & Review

One of the most fascinating talks on religion and secularism, a programme of bringing both forward. My notes and review below. — NOTES — I would like to inaugurate a new way of being an atheist. PREMISE: Of course, there

TED | Philip Zimbardo: The Heroic Imagination Project

At HIP, we believe everyone has the potential to transform the private virtue of compassion into the civic virtue of heroic action, and we are dedicated to helping individuals internalize and express their ‘heroic imagination’ in service to humanity. Phil

TED | Philip Zimbardo: The Heroic Imagination Project

At HIP, we believe everyone has the potential to transform the private virtue of compassion into the civic virtue of heroic action, and we are dedicated to helping individuals internalize and express their ‘heroic imagination’ in service to humanity. Phil