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TED Talks Worth Talking About | Ken Robinson on Bring on the Learning Revolution

May 26, 2010

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! TED, February 2010. Picking up from his 2006 talk, … I believe there is a second climate crisis which is as severe, which has the same origins and we have to deal with, with the same urgency. This is a crisis, not of natural resources, but a […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Simon Sinek on How Great Leaders Inspire Action

May 25, 2010

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Also his book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html So, why does Apple, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Wright Brothers inspire when there are so many others doing the same thing? There’s something else at play here. There’s a pattern. All the great inspiring leaders think, act, and […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Daniel Dennett – Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny: An Evolutionary Riddle

March 20, 2009

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http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dan_dennett_cute_sexy_sweet_funny.html I find Daniel Dennett to be one of the most challenging atheist philosophers for several reasons. First, he is, in my perspective, respectable and reasonable as well as intelligent in his argumentation. While others are vitriolic, Dennett continues to pose thoughts and ideas that are honorable to the field of science, philosophy, and even […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Barry Schwartz On Our Loss of Wisdom

February 25, 2009

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Absolutely fantastic! One of my favorites. I’ve transcripted much of it below. http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_our_loss_of_wisdom.html In his inaugural address, Barack Obama appealed to each of us to give our best as we try to extricate ourselves from this current financial crisis. But what did he appeal to? He did not, happily, follow in the footsteps of his […]

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

November 26, 2008

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(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You can buy the laptops at Amazon.com. Founded in 2005 by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte. Mission […]

Charter For Compassion | TED Prize Winner

November 13, 2008

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This site launched today (November 13). The front site reads: Help us create a Charter for Compassion People of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, are invited to contribute. By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world religions, the Charter for Compassion can inspire people to think differently about religion. This Charter […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Billy Graham On Technology, Faith, and Suffering

July 17, 2008

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One of the reasons why TED is so good, is that they’re willing to reach to any direction for truth and discovery. This talk by Billy Graham highlights the three problems that technology cannot solve. Beginning with the Hittite development of Iron and the Israelites’ adaptation of that technology, a  move that helped poise the […]