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You are here for a reason: 4 questions with Halla Tómasdóttir

2018-02-14T03:05:30+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Cartier and TED believe in the power of bold ideas to empower local initiatives to have global impact. To celebrate Cartier’s dedication to launching the ideas of female entrepreneurs into concrete change, TED has curated a special session of talks around the theme “Bold Alchemy” for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, featuring a selection of favorite [...]

New podcast alert: WorkLife with Adam Grant, a TED original, premieres Feb. 28

2018-02-13T03:04:52+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

            Adam Grant to Explore the Psychology of Unconventional Workplaces as Host of Upcoming New TED Original Podcast “WorkLife” Organizational psychologist, professor, bestselling author and TED speaker Adam Grant is set to host a new TED original podcast series titled WorkLife with Adam Grant, which will explore unorthodox work cultures [...]

The Big Idea: How to find and hire the best employees

2018-02-07T03:04:51+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

So, you want to hire the best employee for the job? Or perhaps you’re the employee looking to be hired. Here’s some counterintuitive and hyper-intuitive advice that could get the right foot in the door. Expand your definition of the “right” resume Here’s the hypothetical situation: a position opens up at your company, applications start [...]

Lee Cronin’s ongoing quest for print-your-own medicine, and more news from TED speakers

2018-01-30T03:04:42+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Print your own pharmaceutical factory. As part of an ongoing quest to make pharmaceuticals easier to manufacture, chemist Lee Cronin and his team at the University of Glasgow have designed a way to 3D-print a portable “factory” for the complicated and multi-step chemical reactions needed to create useful drugs. [...]

Talks from TEDNYC Idea Search 2018

2018-01-27T03:06:17+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Cloe Shasha and Kelly Stoetzel hosted the fast-paced TED Ideas Search 2018 program on January 24, 2018 at TED HQ in New York, NY. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) TED is always looking for new voices with fresh ideas — and earlier this winter, we opened a challenge to the world: make a one-minute audition video [...]

New clues about the most mysterious star in the universe, and more news from TED speakers

2018-01-19T03:00:38+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. New clues about the most mysterious star in the universe. KIC 8462852 (often called “Tabby’s star,” after the astronomer Tabetha Boyajian, who led the first study of the star) intermittently dims as much as 22% and then brightens again, [...]

TED debuts “Small Thing Big Idea” original video series on Facebook Watch

2018-01-17T03:05:44+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Today we’re debuting a new original video series on Facebook Watch called Small Thing Big Idea: Designs That Changed the World. Each 3- to 4-minute weekly episode takes a brief but delightful look at the lasting genius of one everyday object – a pencil, for example, or a hoodie – and explains how it is so perfectly [...]

Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach

2018-01-14T00:14:48+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

By Abigail Tenembaum and Michael Weitz of Virtuozo When Oprah Winfrey spoke at the Golden Globes last Sunday night, her speech lit up social media within minutes. It was powerful, memorable and somehow exactly what the world wanted to hear. It inspired multiple standing O’s — and even a semi-serious Twitter campaign to elect her [...]