Posts Tagged ‘TED talks’

TED Talk–Novogratz–Hero

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone more inspirational than Jacqueline Novogratz–she, of Acumen Fund and The Blue Sweater, is a hero of mine–I look forward to one day hanging out with her, solving the problems of the world over a cup of strong coffee or tea or cocktails or all of the above.

We Are Family Foundation

The We Are Family Foundation was founded by musician and producer Nile Rodgers after the events of 9/11. The non-profit is dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate the next generation about respect, understanding, and cultural diversity—all while striving to solve some of the biggest global problems. Their Three Dot Dash initiative supports global teen leaders who work on projects to promote peace by addressing basic human needs (3 dots and a dash is Morse Code for the letter “V” as in the victory sign, more commonly used as the “PEACE” sign–it’s a cool, savvy way of saying “Peace.”). This past Spring they helped create the TEDxTeen Talks, a youth-focused version of the most brilliant meeting of the minds that we have these days, the TED Talks. They have produced documentary films and music videos with industry leaders and annual events celebrating the remarkable power of young people to take stewardship and heal the world. Volunteers and Support make the world of an organization like this turn…so think of getting involved…for the future of all of us.


There are some things I discover that make me think to myself, THAT would make a great blog entry, but then assume, naahhhhh, everybody already knows that.

So if this is redundant, my apologies…and if you don’t already know TED, you’re gonna’ love this.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year’s TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

The part that concerns you and I, is the library of free online content. Here you can see some of the world’s greatest thinkers (and speakers) in video clips that will rock your world. How to help Haiti, how to inspire children, what it is like to experience a stroke, explorations of business, science, global issues…you could visit each day and watch a 21-minute (or, often shorter) video over your morning coffee that will widen your perspective of the world. There are truly dynamic presenters who are up to changing the world.

Just like you and me.