Monday, November 8, 2010

Five TED Talks You Must Watch

1. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? 

Sir Ken Robinson is a leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. Here he talks about how school makes the world a less creative place.

 2. Jill Bolte Taylor: Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor is a neurologist that suffered a stroke and survived. Her deep understanding of what happened to her and how allows her to really explain to us what it means to reach the end of your mind.

3. Sugata Mitra: Can Children Teach Themselves?

Sugata Mitra is one of the world's most ingenious education scientists. From India to Italy, his educational experiments showed how education can be flipped on its head and become a system of learning that is based on the child learning rather than the teacher teaching.

4. Dan Pink: Surprising Science of Motivation + RSA Animate

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories and maybe, a way forward.

5. Jeremy Rifkin: The Empathetic Civilisation + RSA Animate

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical genius, Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. You will learn a lot from this lecture about why you live your life right now.

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