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TED: The Pecking Order

In her TED talk, “Forget the Pecking Order at Work,” Margaret Heffernan talks about the research of William Muir, an evolutionary biologist at Purdue. He studied egg laying productivity using two teams of chickens. One team was comprised of “super chickens” (the MVP’s) and the other was a group of average chickens. Muir studied these […]

TED Talks, Innovation and Saul Wurman

In 1984, we were braced for something to happen. We’d read the book 1984 by George Orwell, and were thinking about the post-apocalyptic melt-down of society. Anything seemed possible, and since “Make Love Not War” bumper stickers had peeled off all the VW bugs by then…. we were bracing for the worst. But that is […]

TED TALK As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.” […]

I Choose To Be Happy, Lizzie Velasquez

This powerful message is given by Lizzie on kindness, acceptance and staying true to yourself. She speaks about bullying and has been called many names, among them “The World’s Ugliest Women”. She has a nutritional disorder that stops her from gaining weight, so she looks different, different enough that she has experienced cruelty first hand. […]

Wanderlust through the Banjo in China

An inspired story about the BANJO, China and the story everyone has to tell. This TED talk, will wake up your imagination and joy of coming home or finding a new place: Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations … by banjo It all starts with Doc Watson and Shady Grove. TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to […]