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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 []

You asked Chris Anderson anything. Here are the highlights.

You asked Chris Anderson anything. Here are the highlights.

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Yesterday, our curator Chris Anderson took an hour to answer rapid-fire questions in a Reddit AMA, sandwiched between AMAs with Matt Damon and Kevin Smith no less. Redditors asked Chris about everything from his dream speakers to the charge that TED has censored speakers. Below, highlights of the conversation. Timbenz asked: What category is hardest []

TED not a recipe for ‘civilisational disaster’

TED not a recipe for ‘civilisational disaster’

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This morning, The Guardian published this essay written by TED’s curator, Chris Anderson, in response to a column in the paper last week. In this essay, he dives into the misconception that TED Talks oversimplify complex subjects, and explains why we as a company are dedicated to the principle that knowledge should be shared. Seven years ago when TED Talks debuted online, []

Chris Anderson on what makes a great talk … great

Chris Anderson on what makes a great talk … great

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It’s an alchemic question that’s very hard for us to answer: what makes a great TED talk? In this talk, which was given to a gathering of 100+ TEDx organizers from 43 countries during the TEDx Workshop at TEDGlobal 2013, our curator Chris Anderson stresses the incredible power of a well-structured, honest talk. “We’re giving someone []

Watch Chris Anderson on CNN Money

Watch Chris Anderson on CNN Money

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Last weekend, TED curator Chris Anderson sat down with CNN Money and shared a bold idea with host Ali Velshi: that ideas can make for a better future, with more pie for us all to enjoy. “A lot of the talks are about ways of repatterning the future. We have these different words for it []

Video: Watch TED’s Chris Anderson on ‘CBS This Morning’

Video: Watch TED’s Chris Anderson on ‘CBS This Morning’

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Early this morning TED’s Curator, Chris Anderson, appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the TED Talks phenomenon, as we get close to a major milestone: one billion views. If you weren’t awake, or don’t have access to American morning television, watch the segment right here >> And watch for some special announcements around []

Ask TED Curator Chris Anderson Anything!

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Ask him anything >> UPDATE: Read the answers to Chris Anderson’s Top 10 AMA! TED’s curator Chris Anderson was born in a remote village in Pakistan, and spent his early years in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, and then trained as a journalist. He built Imagine []

How to talk while people are Twittering

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Three weeks ago, while Evan Williams was onstage at TED2009 talking about Twitter, his audience became an army of #TED tweeters, hunched over their mobile devices, simultaneously listening and creating a written narrative of @Ev’s 8 minutes onstage. Chris Anderson and Evan talked about this in their Q&A: the idea that while a speaker is []

Listening to Twitter: Evan Williams on TED.com

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Twitter has won a small army of lifecasting converts, with its bite-sized notes and instant-gratification communication. Co-founder Evan Williams reveals some startling things he’s learned from Twitter users, and the way they’ve driven his business forward. (Recorded in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 08:00.) Watch Evan Williams’s talk from TED2009 on TED.com, where []

Jose Antonio Abreu's TED Prize Wish — transcribed

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We’ve transcribed Jose Antonio Abreu’s TED Prize wish to use music to transform kids’ lives and posted the full text below the fold. Here’s a snippet: The idea is that the families join with pride and joy in the activities of the orchestras and the choirs their children belong to. The huge spiritual world that []