I love TED. TED nourishes and sustains me. TED lifts me up and makes me a better person. I’m gushing, I know. I can’t help it.
For those who might not know, TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TED holds two conferences each year, where some very bright people speak on wide-ranging topics in the Technology, Entertainment, and Design realms. Their talks, roughly 20 minutes in length, are then posted on TED’s video site for all the world to see. For free.
Go ahead and make a date with TED. (I won’t mind.) You’ll find that it’s well worth the time. You can use it to spice up a routine staff meeting, or just to break up the day. You’ll be amused, delighted, and enlightened. I guarantee it.
To introduce the big topic of motivation, which is the subject of my next post, here’s a link to Dan Pink’s talk on the surprising science about motivation. Enjoy!