Ted Talk of the Week – The difference between winning and succeeding
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
Ted Talk of the Week – John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders
John Maeda, former President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people. http://www.ted.com/talks/john_maeda_how_art_technology_and_design_inform_creative_leaders?language=en
Ted Talk of the Week – Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits
Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Daniele Quercia: Happy maps
Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way. http://www.ted.com/talks/daniele_quercia_happy_maps
Ted Talk of the Week – Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe
Ted Talk of The Week – Be An Opportunity Maker: by Kare Anderson
We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And … what if you’re shy?) Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions. http://www.ted.com/talks/kare_anderson_be_an_opportunity_maker?language=en
Ted Talk of the Week – Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t).
Ted Talk of the Week: Joi Ito: Want to Innovate? Become a “now-ist”
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Kathryn Schulz: On Being Wrong
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.