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How the World Cup can make or break Brazil’s hopes for the future: Misha Glenny gives a talk on the country that’ll host TEDGlobal 2014

How the World Cup can make or break Brazil’s hopes for the future: Misha Glenny gives a talk on the country that’ll host TEDGlobal 2014

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If you ever find yourself in Brazil, advises Misha Glenny, try to look past the samba, soccer and sea. The journalist, who is currently researching a book on the underground drug trade in Rio de Janeiro, sees a Brazil of challenges, contradictions and opportunities that are far more complex than the celebrations on Ipanema let []

Examining prejudice: An in-office TED session

Examining prejudice: An in-office TED session

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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 []

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

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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 []

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

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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

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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

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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 []