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What are You Willing to Give up to Change the Way We Work: Martin Danoesastro (Transcript)

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In this TED Talk, transformation expert Martin Danoesastro shares lessons learned from companies on both sides of the innovation wave on how to structure your organization so that people at all levels are empowered to make decisions fast and respond to change. Martin Danoesastro – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Have you ever watched a flock of […]

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A Powerful Way to Unleash Your Natural Creativity: Tim Harford (Transcript)

In this TED Talk, Author Tim Harford shares how innovators like Einstein, Darwin, and others found their inspiration and productivity through cross-training their minds. Tim Harford – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT “To do two things at once is to do neither.” It’s a great smackdown of multitasking, isn’t it, often attributed to the Roman writer Publilius […]

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The Way We Think About Biological Sex is Wrong: Emily Quinn (Transcript)

[Warning: This talk contains mature content] Emily Quinn – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT I have a vagina. Just thought you should know. That might not come as a surprise to some of you. I look like a woman. I’m dressed like one, I guess. The thing is, I also have balls. And it does take a […]

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How Language Shapes the Way We Think: Lera Boroditsky (Transcript)

Lera Boroditsky – Cognitive scientist  So, I’ll be speaking to you using language because I can. This is one of these magical abilities that we humans have. We can transmit really complicated thoughts to one another. So what I’m doing right now is, I’m making sounds with my mouth as I’m exhaling. I’m making tones and hisses and […]

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Leaving Your Old Way of Thinking: Jordan Reeves at TEDxBirmingham 2014 (Transcript)

Jordan Reeves – TED-Ed Community Manager I’m going to be totally honest with you. What I’m going to share with you today is something I’ve not shared with anyone before and it makes me really nervous. On the one hand, I’m an advocate for the LGBT community. I’m a gay man, so their best interest is […]

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A New Way to See Cancer (Literally): Michelle Bradbury at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Michelle Bradbury – Radiologist Hi everyone! I’m going to give you a quick run of what we are doing in the operating room, with a small particle that we have developed with Cornell University. Here it is. It’s a silica particle. And you might say: “What are you using a nanoparticle for?” Most surgeons are […]

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Bryan Gaensler: A New Way of Looking at the Sky at TEDxSydney (Full Transcript)

Bryan Gaensler – TRANSCRIPT Good morning, everybody. 400 years ago, Galileo pointed his telescope at the sky, and ever since then, we’ve built bigger and more powerful telescopes to look at the sky in increasingly more detail. And though we’ve learned a lot, there are some problems that we still can’t answer. Today I’m going […]

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New Imaging Lights the Way for Brain Surgeons: Adam de la Zerda at TEDxStanford (Transcript)

Adam de la Zerda – TRANSCRIPT “We’re declaring war against cancer, and we will win this war by 2015.” This is what the US Congress and the National Cancer Institute declared just a few years ago, in 2003. Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy that. I don’t think we quite won […]

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A Better Way to Get Punctured: Nikolai Begg at TEDxBeaconStreet (Full Transcript)

Nikolai Begg – TRANSCRIPT The first time I stood in the operating room and watched a real surgery I had no idea what to expect. I was a college student in engineering. I thought it was going to be like on TV. Ominous music playing in the background, beads of sweat pouring down the surgeon’s face […]

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A better way to die: Jeremy Make at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

Jeremy Make – TRANSCRIPT The world is filled with choices. Do you know how many different types of Raisin Bran there are? There’s like 35. Thirty-six. There are more than 15 million iPhone apps that you can choose from, and, of course, you can choose to use the Oxford comma, or you can choose to be […]

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Life & Style

The Amazing Way Bicycles Change You: Anthony Desnick at TEDxZumbroRiver (Full Transcript)

Anthony Desnick – TRANSCRIPT I was a lot less nervous during dress rehearsal when they were only eight people here. So, they told me that I was going to die and I went on a bike ride. My own history in cycling, — and I’m going to ask for a show of hands to see […]

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You’re Already Awesome. Just Get Out of Your Own Way!: Judson Brewer at TEDxRockCreekPark (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer’s TEDx Talk: You’re Already Awesome. Just Get Out of Your Own Way! at TEDxRockCreekPark conference. TRANSCRIPT:  So what’s the difference between a fairy tale and a war story? A fairy tale begins ‘Once upon a time’. A war story starts ‘No shit, there […]