Posts Tagged ‘TED

Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side -- and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial. via Tali Sharot: The optimism bias | Video on...

January 16, 2012 | In: Business, Green

Putting a value on nature …

Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev as nature's banker --...

Arvind Gupta shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. via Arvind Gupta: Turning...

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life. Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness |...

February 19, 2011 | In: Business

A mesh business is the future

Lisa Gansky, author of "The Mesh," talks about a future of business that's about sharing all kinds of stuff, either via smart and tech-enabled rental or, more boldly, peer-to-peer. Examples across industries -- from music to cars -- show how close we...

when you make it easier for people to communicate between each other, good things happen Evan Williams on listening to Twitter users | Video on...

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. He lays out the main problems and offers three suggestions to make work work. Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work | Video on...

September 9, 2010 | In: Learning

Greatest Hits of TED Videos

In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring...

In his home of Namibia, John Kasaona is working on an innovative way to protect endangered animal species: giving nearby villagers including former poachers responsibility for caring for the animals. And it's working. via John Kasaona: How poachers...

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