Ted - Ideas worth spreading, worth listening to

Tänk så många kloka människor det finns! Tänk så många intressanta idéer och berättelser det finns! Och tänk på hur många av dessa människor, idéer och berättelser vi aldrig hör talas om...

Anledningen till att jag ber er tänka på detta är att jag ägnat en rätt stor del av denna fredag åt att lyssna till kloka människor som presenterar intressanta idéer. Jag har suttit med mitt broderi framför ted.com och bara funderat och det är verkligen något jag rekommenderar, det finns något där för alla.

"TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."

Här är tre av mina favoriter, bland dem jag kollat på idag:

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding

Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.

Blind river dolphins, reclusive lemurs, a parrot as fearless as it is lovelorn ... Douglas Adams' close encounters with these rare and unusual animals reveal that evolution, ever ingenious, can be fickle too -- in a University of California talk that sparkles with his trademark satiric wit.
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