TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. www.ted.com

14.01.2018

How we can stop Africa’s scientific brain drain

How we can stop Africa’s scientific brain drain

Transcript So many of us who care about sustainable development and the livelihood of local people do so for deeply personal reasons. I grew up in Cameroon, a country of enchanting beauty and rich biodiversity, but plagued by poor governance, environmental destruction, and poverty. As a child, like we… »

10.10.2017

TED: Fighting with nonviolence

TED: Fighting with nonviolence

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how nonviolence… »

27.08.2017

The Accidental Anarchist | Carne Ross | TEDxSkoll

The Accidental Anarchist | Carne Ross | TEDxSkoll

Published on Apr 19, 2017 A former British diplomat in the lead up to the Iraq war, Carne experienced first-hand the lies and self-serving discourse of political power. After a profound crisis, he began a quest for a more just way of living together. In this moving and… »

06.08.2017

TED talks: An Independent Diplomat

TED talks: An Independent Diplomat

After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a “freelance diplomat,” running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that… »

16.10.2016

TED talks: What reality are you creating for yourself?

TED talks: What reality are you creating for yourself?

“Love the reality you build” is a central tenet of the humanist ethos, expressed in the book Humanise the Earth, by Silo. In this TED talk Isaac Lidsky gives a thorough example of how this works in real life. Transcript… »

28.08.2016

Non-lethal weapons, a moral hazard?

Non-lethal weapons, a moral hazard?

Pepper spray, tasers, tear gas, rubber bullets — these “non-lethal” weapons are being used by more and more local police forces, as well as military forces brought in to control civilian crowds and other situations. Despite their name, non-lethal weapons have been known to cause deaths … and as Stephen… »

18.08.2016

Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man of math – James Earle

Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man of math – James Earle

“What’s so special about Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man? With arms outstretched, the man fills the irreconcilable spaces of a circle and a square — symbolizing the Renaissance-era belief in the mutable nature of humankind. James Earle explains the geometric, religious and philosophical significance of this deceptively simple drawing.” Lesson… »

21.07.2016

How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history

How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history

Gerard Ryle led the international team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. Hear the story behind… »

01.02.2016

Capitalism will eat Democracy – unless we speak up

Capitalism will eat Democracy – unless we speak up

By Yanis Veroufakis for TED Democracy. In the West, we make a colossal mistake taking it for granted. We see democracy not as the most fragile of flowers that it really is, but we see it as part of our society’s furniture. We tend to think of it as… »

25.12.2015

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness… »

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