I don’t know about you, but I’m a TED fan. TED, according to Wikipedia, is “a global set of conferences owned by the private nonprofit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. … [Now] TED events are also held throughout North America and in Europe and Asia … They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture … The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas.”
I can lose hours of prime work time if I get caught up in exploring the TED site. My favorite is Sir Ken Robinson’s talk, “How schools kill creativity” and my second is Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Your elusive creative genius” (you may detect a theme here). Both are available if you click on “The most popular talks of all time.”
So I’m cautious when I approach TED. And that’s why I really appreciated this summary of “10 Best Literary TED Talks of the Year” from BookRiot. (That’s 2014. Here’s 2013.)
If you’ve got some time to relax over these holidays, check it out!
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