TEDTalks

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New…

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How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works…

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Why 30 is not the new 20 | Meg Jay

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway…

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Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

If you’re lucky enough to live without want, it’s a natural impulse to help others in need. But, asks philosopher…

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Embrace the Shake | Phil Hansen | TED Talks

In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings…

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Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can…

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D’Andrea

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems…

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A promising test for pancreatic cancer … from a teenager | Jack Andraka

Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival.…

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Steve Howard: Let’s go all-in on selling sustainability

The big blue buildings of Ikea have sprouted solar panels and wind turbines; inside, shelves are stocked with LED lighting…

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An Ode to Envy | Parul Sehgal | TED Talks

What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it? No study has ever been able to…

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The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set…

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Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David…

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I got 99 problems… palsy is just one | Maysoon Zayid

“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk.…

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Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability

Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world’s most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in…

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What it takes to be a great leader | Roselinde Torres

There are many leadership programs available today, from 1-day workshops to corporate training programs. But chances are, these won’t really…

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