Long-time readers will know that I am a bit of a TED fanatic. I’d love to get the best of the UK’s brains together for an affordable, UK version of TED. I’ve met so many talented, world-changing people over the last year. I’d love to get them up on a stage. One day, one day. It will happen. In the mean-time…
Enjoy the on-line TED videos. The trouble is, with so many now on-line, where do you start? Well, at the 50 million views mark, TED have announced their Top 10 TEDTalks of all time, and even put together a highlights video. They are good brain food – although don’t take that too literally with the top video in the list:
1. Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight
2. Jeff Han’s touchscreen foreshadows the iPhone and more
3. David Gallo shows underwater astonishments
4. Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth
5. Arthur Benjamin does “mathemagic“
6. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
7. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen
8. Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do
9. Al Gore on averting a climate crisis
10. Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks
All I can say is, enjoy! Btw, you can retrieve the TED talks via iTunes – which is just about providing a reason to live for my poor frequently-rebooting AppleTV. My Top 10 would have been slightly different. For lots of reasons Sir Ken Robinson would be top of my list:
And, speaking of brain food, Steve Lawson has a novel way of dealing with the pressures of being a one-man band (literally, in Steve’s case), in this post on Creative Choices “…Employ Yourself“. There again, I may just be a little biased, given one of his sources…
The top video, Jill Bolte Taylor, is amazing and gave me new insights about stroke as well as about the left and right part of the brain.
Hello Bengt, glad you enjoyed it! Her use of the prop was very powerful (I won’t spoil it for people who haven’t watched yet). I’ve been watching back through some of the older videos too, they are always though provoking. I’m interested in other recommendations too.