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Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Humanity is defined by its immense body of knowledge. Most times it inches forward, shedding light onto the mysteries of the universe and easing life’s endeavors in small increments. But in some special moments, knowledge and understanding leap forward, when one concentrated mind or one crucial discovery redirects the course of things and changes the []

Free report: Bright ideas in business, distilled from TEDGlobal 2017

Free report: Bright ideas in business, distilled from TEDGlobal 2017

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The Brightline Initiative helps executives implement ambitious ideas from business strategies, so it’s only fitting that the nonprofit group was onsite taking notes and holding brainstorms at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. With the theme “Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts.,” TEDGlobal was a celebration of doers and thinkers, including more than 70 speakers who’ve started companies, nonprofits, education []

How to build the future: Talks from TED#Brightline

How to build the future: Talks from TED#Brightline

Let’s face it: it’s hard to get stuff done. How can we, together, realize our most ambitious dreams? To celebrate the efforts of smart people who are changing the world while doing business as usual, TED has partnered with the Brightline Initiative, a non-commercial coalition of leading organizations dedicated to helping leaders turn ideas into []

What if? … and other questions that lead to big ideas: The talks of TED@UPS

What if? … and other questions that lead to big ideas: The talks of TED@UPS

What if one person could change the world? What if we could harness our collective talent, insight and wisdom? And what if, together, we could spark a movement with positive impact far into the future? For a third year, UPS has partnered with TED to bring experts in business, logistics, design and technology to the stage []

Two surprising strategies for effective innovation

Two surprising strategies for effective innovation

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Picture this: Three kids are given a LEGO set with the pieces to build a fire department. All of them want to build as many new toys as possible. The first kid goes straight for the easy wins. He puts a tiny red hat on a tiny minifig: presto, a firefighter! In this way, he []

The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style

The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style

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Two years ago, a prototype VR experience re-imagined the way we interact with virtual reality by interweaving the digital and physical space — and one year ago, it held its lines-out-the-door premiere at TED2016. Today, THE VOID has locations in Times Square, New York; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Salt Lake City, Utah (where it was conceived) — and plans to expand. []

A world of inspiring destinations: The Post Up at TED2017

A world of inspiring destinations: The Post Up at TED2017

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The medieval Moroccan scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta once wrote: “Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” If that’s the case, TED2017 is a conference full of storytellers, as showcased in The Post Up project by TED partner Marriott Hotels. “Sikkim, in the Himalayas. I know that electricity is not needed to []

Ingenuity starts with a spark: The talks of TED@IBM

Ingenuity starts with a spark: The talks of TED@IBM

From artists to scientists, mothers, mathematicians and business visionaries, people in every corner of the world are dreaming up solutions to our most pressing problems. Whether tackling war and peace or the principles of machine learning, ingenuity starts with one thing: a spark. And regardless of where the spark takes hold, inspiration demands action to []

What if the coolest thing about a 21st-century school wasn’t technology?

What if the coolest thing about a 21st-century school wasn’t technology?

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Sometimes technology isn’t the answer to every problem. Even at the TED conference. At TED2016, TED partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to run a blue-sky workshop session on creating a new healthy school from scratch, imagining new solutions to problems that plague educators, students, schools, and the communities that surround them.