maandag 22 augustus 2011

Creativity, Inspiration, Ideas & Successful People

I LOVE listening to talks on TED., it feeds me with new ideas, gives me energy and overall it is just fun to watch inspiring people talk about topics they really feel strong about.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED Talks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TEDTalks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world’s most inspiring voices.

To give you an idea, just a few of my favorites:

- Richard St Johns 8 secrets to success.
Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.

- Sylvia Earle, TED Prize winner 2011, protect our oceans
Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

- Isaac Mizrahi, on fashion and creativity
Spins through a dizzying array of inspirations -- from '50s pinups to a fleeting glimpse of a woman on the street who makes him shout "Stop the cab!" Inside this rambling talk are real clues to living a happy, creative life.

- Amy Tan, on creativity
Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.

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