Tags > TED University

Stories for "TED University"

The next evolutions of thumb wrestling

The next evolutions of thumb wrestling

on

No one is exactly sure who invented thumb wrestling. According to Wikipedia, Julian Koenig — the advertising copywriter who helped coin the slogan “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” for Timex — claimed to have invented the game in 1936 while at summer camp. Meanwhile, author Paul Davidson says that his grandfather was []

Wisdom from attendees: TED University Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2013

Wisdom from attendees: TED University Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2013

on

TED University Session 2 began with a difficult challenge, especially for 8:45 in the morning: describe yourself in six words. After several TEDGlobal 2013 attendees bravely took the stage to share their introductions, Kelly Stoetzel urged her co-host June Cohen to share her own six-word self-description. Cohen, who runs TED’s Media Team, raised a huge []

Talks from the audience: TED University session 1 at TED2013

Talks from the audience: TED University session 1 at TED2013

on

At TED University, members of the TED audience get a chance to step on stage and give a talk — about their work, about their passion, about their life. The talks are always incredible. At TED Universities past, Nina Tandon shared how tissue engineering could potentially lead to personalized medicine, Graham Hill urged us to have less stuff []