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TED@Unilever imagines a brighter future. Inspiring words from this event

TED@Unilever imagines a brighter future. Inspiring words from this event

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From healthy food projects to public health campaigns, TED@Unilever highlighted ideas to inspire leaders at every level. At this TED Institute event, which showcased speakers from both inside and outside the wellness company, the focus was on what corporations and individuals can do to initiate change. Below, some words from each of the TED@Unilever talks:  “In most companies, []

Last week for YOU to apply to be a TED2015 Fellow

Last week for YOU to apply to be a TED2015 Fellow

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Dear [Your Name Here], At the TED Fellows program, we look for extraordinary young innovators, inventors and leaders—like you—from many categories of human endeavor: scientists of all sorts, engineers, artists, filmmakers, photojournalists, entrepreneurs, NGO founders, technologists, inventors, human rights activists and more. Our goal is simple: to help you accelerate your career. Concerned about whether []

7 reasons to get TED Live

7 reasons to get TED Live

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Just in time for TEDGlobal next month, we’ve rebuilt our TED Live program, allowing you to watch the entire conference—or a single day of it—on a high-definition live stream anywhere in the world, anytime. 7 reasons to try it: You’ll gain insight into what’s going on in the world. The TEDGlobal 2014 program is designed []

TED Books—now in print!

TED Books—now in print!

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On the anniversary of September 11, we’re proud to launch an idea that is the deepest possible antidote to terror. It’s the powerful story of Zak Ebrahim, who grew up the son of a terrorist (his father helped plan the 1993 WTC bombing), and chose tolerance over hatred. This idea reaches you in a form []

TEDx takes shape in South Africa, helping communities break barriers

TEDx takes shape in South Africa, helping communities break barriers

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There are 365 days in a year. So it feels like a telling coincidence that the organizers of both TEDxCapeTown and TEDxJohannesburg—independently organized events in two of the biggest, busiest cities in South Africa—opted to hold their events within a single week. This confluence of timing shows just how powerful the TEDx platform is for []

TEDGlobal 2014: The full lineup revealed

TEDGlobal 2014: The full lineup revealed

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TEDGlobal 2014 is themed “South!,” and it will be the first official TED conference held in South America. Focusing on themes emerging around the world, this conference will take a bold look at the ideas flowing from the Global South, discussing innovation as well as social and political issues, art as well as education, resources []

How did Nick Hanauer get onto TED’s home page?!

How did Nick Hanauer get onto TED’s home page?!

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There’s a bit of a back story behind today’s TED Talk, in which Nick Hanauer issues a powerful warning to his fellow zillionaire ‘plutocrats’ that it’s time to take the inequality issue seriously, and makes the case to dramatically raise the minimum wage. Some of you may remember that two years ago there was an online spat between []

Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

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It’s 2008, moments before a BBC broadcast live from the stage at TED. But something’s gone wrong. The house lights are still up, the camera ops are looking at one another, official-looking folks are wandering at the stage apron muttering into headsets, and the panelists are sitting patiently onstage but looking, increasingly, baffled. Minutes go []

Somi unveils an odyssey of song and soul in ‘The Lagos Music Salon’

Somi unveils an odyssey of song and soul in ‘The Lagos Music Salon’

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This week, East African singer Somi releases her first major-label album, The Lagos Music Salon, in the United States. Already, it is #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart, #1 on the Amazon Jazz Vocal Chart, and #1 on the Amazon Pop Vocal Chart. The TED Blog caught up with the jazz-soul vocalist and songwriter—who was was born in Illinois to Rwandan []

A night of nonfiction at the TED office

A night of nonfiction at the TED office

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Last night, four authors stepped onto an Edison-bulb-lit stage in our New York office to share the bold ideas at the center of their books. “Tonight will bring to life the nonfiction section of the library,” promised the evening’s host, June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED Media. From a new vision for healthcare, to a []

Fun and nerdy field trips: TEDx Adventures take to the streets

Fun and nerdy field trips: TEDx Adventures take to the streets

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This week, we’ve launched a new blog: TEDx Innovations. It’s a space for TEDx organizers to share their passion and ingenuity, to reveal the things they’re trying at their events and the ways they’re evolving this global platform before our eyes. Bookmark it and look for lots more to come. Mastering the physics behind sailing in the Boston []

The Terrorist’s Son: A powerful trailer for the new TED Book

The Terrorist’s Son: A powerful trailer for the new TED Book

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Zak Ebrahim is the son of a terrorist—his father helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In the forthcoming TED Book, The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice, Ebrahim tells the incredible story of how he chose a different direction, toward empathy and tolerance. Preview Zak’s riveting story in the trailer above. This title will be the first TED []