TED is an annual conference at which a bunch of (hopefully?) remarkable people say remarkable things. I’m using the word in a Seth Godin sort of way: remarkable things are those which inspire people to literally remark about them.
It appears to be “A-list” event, meaning that I’m not likely to make the cut anytime soon.
Fortunately, many TED sessions are available to the rest of us online: TEDTalks. Here are some that I bookmarked to watch again; the download links are for QuickTime videos. Many of these are also on Google Video or elsewhere.
Hans Rosling (One word summary: Wow.)
The Secret of Happiness, according to Dan Gilbert:
- Accrue wealth, power, and prestige. Then lose it.
- Spend as much of your life in prison as you possibly can.
- Make someone else really, really rich.
- Never ever join the Beatles.
(watch the video for the story behind this)