TED.com is about to go quiet for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted on the website from Monday, August 5 to Monday, August 19, 2019, while most of the TED staff takes our annual two-week summer holiday. Yes, we all, or almost all, go on holiday at the same time. (No, we […]
Stories for "time off"
Leave work for a year to go live on a remote island? How a TED Talk inspired me to take a mid-career sabbatical
Odysseus…Gauguin…Robinson Crusoe…and me? Many people dream of the ultimate escape: throwing all the baggage of civilization away and taking off to live on a remote island. But few people—particularly professional couples with young kids—actually go through with it. And yet, that’s just what my family did: we left Boston, and my reliable job at a […]