The Big Idea: How to find and hire the best employees

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The Big Idea: How to find and hire the best employees

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So, you want to hire the best employee for the job? Or perhaps you’re the employee looking to be hired. Here’s some counterintuitive and hyper-intuitive advice that could get the right foot in the door. Expand your definition of the “right” resume Here’s the hypothetical situation: a position opens up at your company, applications start []

Lee Cronin’s ongoing quest for print-your-own medicine, and more news from TED speakers

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Lee Cronin’s ongoing quest for print-your-own medicine, and more news from TED speakers

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Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Print your own pharmaceutical factory. As part of an ongoing quest to make pharmaceuticals easier to manufacture, chemist Lee Cronin and his team at the University of Glasgow have designed a way to 3D-print a portable “factory” for the complicated and multi-step chemical reactions needed to create useful drugs. []

New clues about the most mysterious star in the universe, and more news from TED speakers

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New clues about the most mysterious star in the universe, and more news from TED speakers

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. New clues about the most mysterious star in the universe. KIC 8462852 (often called “Tabby’s star,” after the astronomer Tabetha Boyajian, who led the first study of the star) intermittently dims as much as 22% and then brightens again, []

Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach

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Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach

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By Abigail Tenembaum and Michael Weitz of Virtuozo When Oprah Winfrey spoke at the Golden Globes last Sunday night, her speech lit up social media within minutes. It was powerful, memorable and somehow exactly what the world wanted to hear. It inspired multiple standing O’s — and even a semi-serious Twitter campaign to elect her []

Meet the 2018 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Meet the 2018 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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The TED Fellows program is excited to announce the new group of TED2018 Fellows and Senior Fellows. Representing a wide range of disciplines and countries — including, for the first time in the program, Syria, Thailand and Ukraine — this year’s TED Fellows are rising stars in their fields, each with a bold, original approach []

What’s the definition of feminism? 12 talks that explain it to you

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What’s the definition of feminism? 12 talks that explain it to you

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Earlier this month, Merriam-Webster announced that 2017’s word of the year is feminism. Searches for the word on the dictionary website spiked throughout the year, beginning in January around the Women’s March, again after Kellyanne Conway said in an interview that she didn’t consider herself a feminist, and during some of feminism’s many pop culture []

Free report: Bright ideas in business from TEDWomen 2017

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Free report: Bright ideas in business from TEDWomen 2017

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The Brightline Initiative helps leaders from all types of organizations build bridges between ideas and results. So they felt strong thematic resonance with TEDWomen 2017, which took place in New Orleans from November 1-3, and the conference theme of “Bridges.” In listening to the 50+ speakers who shared ideas, Brightline noted many that felt especially []