Saturday, April 19, 2008

Amazing Website to Inspire -

Hello all,

A quick diversion from Ed's chapters. He sent me an amazing website that if you haven't heard about, you need to check out. It is

The site is a repository of amazing speeches given by some of the world's most fascinating thinkers. For example see:

Al Gore give his updated slideshow regarding Climate Change

Jill Bolte Taylor, Harvard Neuroanatomist give an amazing speech on her experience of having a stroke

Jan Goodall speak about man and apes

As stated on their website:

"The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)."

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

"This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted."

Spend a few minutes on this site and change your thinking!

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