Video inspiration – TED Talks

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a conference, held annually in Long Beach, California since 1984. It is famous for “bringing together the world’s most famous thinkers and doers”. It currently covers the topics Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, Culture, Arts and Global issues, with probably more to come. The conference presentations are made from the people who shape the future (Seth Godin, Isabel Allende and Bono to name just a few). The event is something people from all over the world are lining up to attend (if they can afford to, it’s a bit pricey).

Each year, three exceptional individuals receive $100,000 and, much more important, the granting of “One Wish to Change the World.” This is the TED prize, that goes to the three people with the most world-changing dream.

Since several years, the presentations, a.k.a TED Talks, are available online for watching under a Creative Commons license. They are a valuable knowledge collection, as well as a genuine source of inspiration.

I wish you unforgettable moments with these jewels!

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4 Responses to “Video inspiration – TED Talks”

  1. Michel says:

    Might be related? 🙂

    Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.
    —The Laws of Simplicity, by John Maeda

  2. Michel says:

    After I’ve first read here about TED, I started to see it all around me, suddenly!

    Here’s another:

    Bill Gates released a swarm of mosquitos into the crowd — and this happens exactly at TED annual gathering (or I am reading it all wrong)… 🙂

  3. [vladi] says:

    Thanks, Michel!

    TED is really a source of lots of news 🙂 And the example you post is a rather effective way of making a point!

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