by Darpan Sachdeva
Chris Anderson,as the Curator of TED has the following five Talks that take the front
place for him when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer,
As the curator of TED, he’s had a front row seat for nearly every presentation or performance that’s graced the event’s stage and he names these five “quirky” picks.
1. David Deutsch: Chemical scum that dream of distant quasars
Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem.
2.Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration.
In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
3. Nancy Etcoff : Happiness and its surprises
Why is Etcoff’s talk, “Happiness and its surprises,” one of Anderson’s all time faves? “This is one of a whole collection of talks on happiness that have really changed my thinking and, um, I think actually made me happier.”
4. Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice
In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America’s unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.
5. Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason
Here’s a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even if its effect sometimes takes generations to unfold. The dialog was recorded live at TED, and animated, in incredible, often hilarious, detail by Cognitive.
Darpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.