Final TED Roundup

So, I made these last night. I promise pics of my actual brownies being devoured later. I used the sugar from a bite of these little wonders to fuel my TED explorations. I’m off to school, but here’s a recap of today’s chosen speakers. I can’t wait to TED it up in class today!

Steven Johnson, “Where good ideas come from”

This talk validates my love of coffee, chaos, and collaborative thinking. Thanks Kevin Savage!

Jill Bolte Taylor, “A stroke of insight”

This is my favorite TED talk in terms of fulfilling the TED spirit of spreading worthy ideas (Benjamin Zander is my favorite in terms of delivery and energy). My favorite moment is the audience’s reaction to Taylor explaining how the brain works with a real human brain. One audience member yells out “Yess!” Great choice, Nikki Barber.

Thandie Newton, “Embracing otherness, embracing myself”

Newton is known for her beauty, but her eloquence and humility are far more admirable. Can’t wait to hear Jessica Cabrera’s analysis!

Kathryn Schulz, “Don’t regret regret”

Regret is a part of the human experience. Schulz argues that we embrace it as opposed to running from it. Brittany Egersett will break this talk down for her classmates.

Rory Sutherland, “Sweat the small stuff”

Mike Poveda chose this charming ad man who makes economics accessible through humor that reveals simple truths.

Kate Hartman, “The art of wearable communication”

This is a fitting choice for the awesome Audrey Peart. I want one of those inflatable hearts…

Sir Ken Robinson, “Schools kill creativity”

This is a must-watch talk if you consider yourself a TEDster. Robinson’s talk is fresh and thought-provoking every time. Thanks to Gernon Tait for sharing this talk with the class!

John Hodgman, “Aliens, love…where are they?”

Of course love and science fiction go hand in hand. I am curious to hear Ben Greger’s take on this talk.

Daniel Goldstein, “Battle between present/future self”

Okay, okay, I definitely need to start saving more. Thanks to birthday boy Eric Merrell for this talk!

J.J. Abrams, “The mystery box”

Jorge Rutmann chose this excellent, energetic, and inspiring talk from Abrams, whose energy is infectious.

While I may never be able to afford the 75oo it takes to go to TED or the 3500 it costs to attend TEDActive or TEDGlobal, each month feels like a mini-TED, and I truly love introducing people to these spreadable ideas.

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One thought on “Final TED Roundup

  1. Alex Rister says:

    Thank you for all of the delicious salted caramel Nutella brownies today! They were delicious. I would know… I ate four of them 🙂 Our group is truly awe-inspiring this month. Delivery = out of control. Maybe we’ll break the curse and have a 100% A+ phenomenal Worst Case Scenario presentation day all around. I am hopeful after these TED speeches! xxoxo

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