James Surowiecki: The moment when social media became the ne

www.ted.com James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering the 2005 [Read more…]

Virginia Postrel: The power of glamour

www.ted.com In a timely talk, cultural critic Virginia Postrel muses on the true meaning, and the powerful uses, of glamour [Read more…]

Steven Pinker: Chalking it up to the blank slate

www.ted.com Steven Pinker’s book The Blank Slate argues that all humans are born with some innate traits. Here, Pinker talks [Read more…]

Laura Trice: The power of saying thank you

www.ted.com In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you” [Read more…]

Chris Jordan: Picturing excess

www.ted.com Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some [Read more…]

Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

www.ted.com Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, journeying through her childhood and family history and into the [Read more…]

Rick Warren: Living a life of purpose

www.ted.com Pastor, philanthropist and author Rick Warren reflects on how the success of his book The Purpose-Driven Life triggered his [Read more…]