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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows that diversity onscreen is a win for everyone

2018-08-22T03:01:01+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Michelle Yeoh, center, in a scene from “Crazy Rich Asians.” Photo by Sanja Bucko © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and SK Global Entertainment Crazy Rich Asians, a new Hollywood film that is an adaptation of the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan, topped the box office over the weekend, proving the “power of diversity (again).” [...]

Moving healthcare forward: The talks of TED Salon: Catalyst

2018-08-18T03:04:48+00:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

TED and Optum partnered to cultivate the dialogue and collaboration that’s needed to understand and guide changes in healthcare. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED) Healthcare is at a turning point. Big data, evolving consumer preferences and shifting cost structures are just a few of the many complex factors shaping the opportunities and challenges that will [...]

Nnedi Okorafor pens a new Black Panther comic series, and more updates from TED speakers

2018-08-18T03:04:47+00:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

We’ve been on break but the TED community definitely hasn’t — here are some highlights from the past few weeks. Black Panther’s Shuri stars in her own comic. Writer Nnedi Okorafor will team up with visual artist Leonardo Romero to bring Marvel’s newest Black Panther comic series to life. Shuri will follow Wakandan princess and [...]

3 reasons why women are still fighting for equal healthcare

2018-08-14T03:04:28+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

“A common theme here is that the data exists, but it has been ignored or beaten back,” says science journalist Linda Villarosa. At the Aspen Ideas Festival, TEDWomen co-host Pat Mitchell (at right) led a conversation about challenges around getting fair and equitable health care for women. The panel included, from left, journalist Villarosa, Dr. Deborah [...]

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

2018-07-30T09:23:58+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

TED.com is about to go quiet for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted on the website until Monday, August 13, 2018, while most of the TED staff takes our annual two-week summer holiday. Yes, we all, or almost all, go on holiday at the same time. (No, we don’t all go to the same place.) We’ve been [...]

Ideas sparked by “What if?”: The talks of TED@UPS 2018

2018-07-24T03:05:05+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Juan Perez, UPS’s chief information and engineering officer, opens TED@UPS with a question: “What if?” (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) The greatest ideas of our time will be sparked by a simple question: “What if?” What if we had truly inclusive workplaces? What if we removed the inefficiencies that stand in the way of eliminating [...]

What does TED look for in its Fellows?

2018-07-21T19:26:37+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Every year, TED opens applications for its new group of TED Fellows. We get thousands of applications from all corners of the world, representing every field under the sun — marine mammal conservation, biomechatronics, Khmer dance, space archeology. How do we select just 20 people to become TED Fellows? It’s not an easy process. (Technically, our [...]

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