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TED Radio Hour asks: “Why do we collaborate?”TED Radio Hour asks: “Why do we collaborate?”

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

This week’s TED Radio Hour examines “Why We Collaborate,” exploring why, and how, millions of people come together to work on online projects, sometimes for free. The episode begins with Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, who spoke at TEDGlobal 2005, back when the site was still very new. The incredible growth of Wikipedia since […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Got social problems? Business can help: Michael Porter at TEDGlobal 2013Got social problems? Business can help: Michael Porter at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter is here to make the case that business can help tackle social problems. Issues such as healthcare, access to water and climate change are bread-and-butter concerns for TEDsters in the room, who clearly agree with his early statement that we’re all very aware that these problems exist. Many of them also […]


7 writer/artist/thinker groups whose members made a tremendous impact on their time  … as well as ours7 writer/artist/thinker groups whose members made a tremendous impact on their time … as well as ours

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 1812, four men met for a “philosophical breakfast” at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, Richard Jones and William Whewell. Over food and drinks, they debated the state of knowledge –- imagining a world in which thinkers drew conclusions based on data, where research was done for the good of humanity rather than for […]


A brand new TED Book: Radical OpennessA brand new TED Book: Radical Openness

Posted By Tedstaff

At TEDGlobal 2012, Don Tapscott gave us an beautiful metaphor for how society could function: like a starling murmuration. By flying as a group — dipping and diving as a single unit — starlings successfully ward off predators through cooperation. While there is leadership, there is no discernable leader. Tapscott shares much more of his […]


New TED Book: Mind Amplifier

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

It’s a complaint we’ve all heard about the internet: all the cat videos and incessant celebrity gossip sites are making us, as a culture, stupider. However, digital community expert Howard Rheingold, doesn’t think that’s the case. In fact, he believes that both designing and using digital media can actually improve our intelligence. As Rheingold sees […]