We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.  – TED Mission Statement

Richard Saul Wurman and his partner Harry Marks founded TED in 1984 and the Technology, Education, and Design Conference has been held annually since 1990.

Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license, through their web site at http://www.TED.com

TED is not without detractors (Against TED by Nathan Jurgensen) but, I’ve always enjoyed learning something new from the TED videos. There are so many incredibly interesting topics presented succinctly from some amazing people. As Albert Einstein is quoted: “If you can’t explain it to a 6-year old, you don’t understand it yourself”.

TED Ed : TED Videos and Educational Lessons

Recently, TED Ed was formed and pairs the outstanding TED talk videos with talented animators to give the talks even more impact with complimentary images and graphics. TED Ed has a high-powered advisory board which includes Jackie Bezos, Melinda Gates, Sir Ken Robinson, & Salman Khan.

READ MORE at: http://ed.ted.com/about

What’s YOUR Favorite TED video?

I have SO many favorite TED talks, and if forced to choose only a couple, two I keep coming back to are:

HOW ABOUT YOU? Please leave YOUR favorite TED Talks in the Discussion Box at the end of this post

 

TED Talks Infographic

Source: http://www.onlineclasses.org/2012/11/05/ted-talks/

Career analyst Dan Pink makes a case and examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

 

Daniel Pinks Surprising Science of Motivation Transcript

I need to make a confession at the outset here. A little over 20 years ago I did something that I regret, something that I’m not particularly proud of, something that, in many ways, I wish no one would ever know, but here I feel kind of obliged to reveal. (Laughter) In the late 1980s, in a moment of youthful indiscretion, I went to law school. (Laughter)

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