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Examining prejudice: An in-office TED sessionExamining prejudice: An in-office TED session

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last night in our office, we held a miniature TED session around the theme “Examining Prejudice.” And while it explored issues of discrimination and homophobia, it also veered to some unexpected places — like your dislike of Brussels sprouts. “When we think of prejudice, we think of stupid people doing stupid things,” said psychologist Paul […]

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Behind the scenes of McMafia: Exclusive video Q&A with Misha Glenny

Posted By Tedstaff

In an incisive talk at TEDGlobal 2009 in Oxford, investigative journalist Misha Glenny (author of McMafia) described the global shadow economy and crime networks in minute details. After his talk, several attendees asked TED European director Bruno Giussani to invite Misha back to discuss not only the results of his investigations and research, but also […]

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TED Salon in London: Leadership, design and the criminal underworld

Posted By Bgiussani

Fields Wicker-Miurin, co-founder of Leaders’ Quest in London, trains business leaders by connecting them to other leaders. Yes, it sounds rather common – but her leaders live in the Amazon forest or are advocates of HIV education in India or collect and display artifacts related to uneasy periods in Chinese history: they are leaders that […]

 

Investigating global crime networks: Misha Glenny on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in a courageous investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. From the Russian mafia, to giant drug cartels, his sources include not just intelligence and law enforcement officials but criminal insiders. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, in Oxford, England. Duration: […]

 

Misha Glenny at TEDGlobal 2009: Running notes from Session 8

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Misha Glenny at TEDGlobal 2009, Session 8: July 23, 2009, in Oxford, UK. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson Journalist and underworld investigator Misha Glenny starts by addressing the financial crisis. “These are grim economic times, so I want to cheer you up with one of the greatest commercial success stories of the last 20 […]

 

Twitter Snapshot: Misha Glenny digs into the mystery of organized crime

Posted By TED Guest Author

Journalist Misha Glenny expounded upon the ideas presented in his book McMafia, on how organized crime has run rampant in Western society. TEDsters reporting via Twitter were abuzz with this talk, especially Glenny’s stat that states organized crime accounts for “15% of the world’s GDP.” Apparently it is the western world that fuels global organised […]