LatetlyÃ‚Â I’ve been downloading and watching all the amazing TED presentations available, and I must say WOW. These are really the people who making a difference in the world and not an unworthy place for me to aspire to be.
Anyways, while looking for talks to download late last night, which I haven’t already seen, I found, to my delightful surprise, two more new ones added. YAY! And coincidentally it’s titled The Pursuit of Happiness. Go have a look at these, they’re great. I favourites so far are:
Jimmy Whales – founder of Wikipedia
Malcom Gladwell – bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Blink
Ze Frank – is hilarious
Amy Smith – MIT enginer passionate about developing ingenious low-cost devices to help developing nations
Sirena Huang – an amazing 11 year old prodigy concert violinist
Nicholas Negroponte – former director of MIT Lab who’s goal now is to develop the $100 laptop and provide One Laptop per Child
Jeff Han – Does some amazing stuff with the a newly developed HCI (Human Computer Interface), the “interface-free” touch-driven computer screen.
The three TEDPrize winners, Larry Brilliant, Jehane Noujaim, Cameron Sinclair. If their wish comes true then the world is definitely moving in the direct direction, as Hans Rosling, founder of Gapminder, so aptly demonstrates
Pastor Rick Warren – Is another fav of mine, as he gives a really deep and thought-provoking talk
Tony Robbins – I think he’s talk goes in very well with Rick Warrens, speaking about Why people do what they do. What influences us?
Sir Ken Robinson – was great and funny, really.
Majora Carter – was the first one I watched after reading the post on Guy Kawasaki’s blog saying that he thinks she’s a better presenter than Steve Jobs. She’s fantastic.
That just shows you the obbsesion he sparked in me :), but in a good way. There is much to learn from such great people making a difference in the world