My all time favorite talks (7)

  • How to live before you die

    By: Steve Jobs

    Duration: 15:04

    Business, Creativity

    Ted Brief : At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself.

  • Want to be happy? Be grateful


    Duration: 14:30

    Culture, Happiness

    Ted Brief : The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

  • If I should have a daughter…

    By: Sarah Kay

    Duration: 18:25


    Ted Brief : "If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."

  • Do schools kill creativity?

    By: Ken Robinson

    Duration: 19.22

    Creativity, Culture

    Ted Brief: Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

  • The Power of Introverts

    By: Susan Cain

    Duration: 18:57

    Business, Culture

    Ted Brief: In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

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