There are three places that I turn to every week for inspiration and unforgettable stories: The Moth, This American Life, and TED Talks. TED is one of those brands that truly delivers on its promise - Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
As this year comes to a close, I'm reminded of the three new-to-me-in-2009 talks that I can't stop passing on.
Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy
An amazing talk about how technology has transformed our worlds - empowering workers with access to their personal lives and connecting us in surprisingly personal and intimate ways.
Daniel Pink: The surprising science of motivation
Let's just say to begin with that he is entirely charming. In his introduction, he admits that "I graduated in the percent of my law school class that made the top 90% possible." But, then with simple illustrations and bold pronouncements shows us why the typical ways we try to motivate each other fail. "There's a mismatch between what science knows and business does."
Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce
At once the story of the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce and ultimately what we know about human choice and happiness. Full of anecdotes you will use in meetings all year long. Did you know - most of us prefer milky, weak coffee. We just say we like a robust blend in focus groups.