Here are 7+ hours of TED & related Talks (20+ videos in total). Enjoy.
Inspired by all the TEDxHongKong chatters I had last night with some attendees, I’ve finally done my version of top nth TED videos that inspired me. So here is my baker’s dozen (12+1) of TED and TEDx talk videos that I love and enjoy over the years. Some are popular and some are not.
May be we share a few common ones and we can chat about them in the comments. And if you see a few new ones that you haven’t watched, thats cool too and we can chat in the comments. And may be most important of all, please do share some of your fav! I love to check them out and hear why you love them!
In no particular order, the following are my baker’s dozen (12+1) tweets of my favourite TED & TEDx videos (with links added):
Tonight, I’m excited to get Susan Cain‘s new 2012 book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” as an audiobook so I can listen to it while I drive! Susan also writes a blog.
The following are some videos of Susan talking about her book.
Update: I’ve finished “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” and would highly recommend it to anyone interested. Very insightful book.
*** Book reviews:
* Canadian Business: Book review – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
* Globe and Mail: Giving introverts permission to be themselves
*** Here is a selected list of press mentions from Susan’s post:
The New York Times – In New Office Designs, Room to Roam and to Think
The Asian Age – Why Introverts are Quiet Winners
TheCommentary.ca – Audio Interview / Podcast
The Introvert Entrepreneur – Audio Interview / Podcast
Popsop.com – Sshh Branding: The Quiet Revolution
Danny Hillis of Applied Minds (company) is a really cool and interesting inventor and entrepreneur. Danny was a really good friend of Feynman and worked with him. The following TED talks are quite interesting and insightful.
Danny Hillis: Understanding cancer through proteomics (2011) Hmmm, proteomics looks cool.
* Engadget, “Samsung CES 2012 Press conference”
* CNN/TED Talk, “The man who wants to translate the Web”
I really enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell 2011 TED Talk: The strange tale of the Norden bombsight.
“Technology alone doesn’t solve problems. Social media does not create revolutions. Its a tool. Nothing more or less. Real revolutions are born out of righteous anger and courage and vision. […] The issue is not how accurate a bomb is. The issue is what to do the bombs you have. And more importantly, whether to use bombs at all. Technological problems are not the hardest part of the future. They are the easiest part. The hard part are the human problems that accompany the rise of technology.” – Malcolm Gladwell at University of Toronto: Malcolm Gladwell, Convocation 2011 Honorary Degree speech video (starts at about time code 6:38)
ref: CNN Jun 17th, 2011 report “Malcolm Gladwell: When technology fails”
P.S. By the way, also check out Videos of Malcolm Gladwell at Cannes Lions 2011.