This presentation basically tells us that the mind and our will control our future. Nothing is impossible for this man.
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage — and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone, created by a team led by Chad Jenkins, that gives him the ability to navigate space — to once again look around a garden, stroll a campus … (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
Just in time for the year end. Time for some reflection on what really makes you happy. Wishing you all a great holiday and festive season!
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
This is pretty awesome for transforming cities. This actually transform cities to become more creative and innovative like this is, a City Startup!
Tony Hsieh is no stranger to gambling his own money on visions he believes in, and he has both won and lost in the past – but never retreats. This time Tony’s betting $350 million worth of greenbacks on transforming the decaying and blighted part of the old Vegas Strip into the most community-focused large city in the world by earmarking $200 million for real estate, $50 million for small businesses, $50 million for education, and $50 million for tech startups. The Downtown Project has already funded 21 tech startups and 21 small businesses with the ultimate goal being to invest in 100-200 entrepreneurs.
An interesting take on the gap between the digital world and the material one.
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on whats real?
Really fantastic art and philosophy. We should definitely become more of ourselves.
How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel’s surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent — and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. A delightful meditation on self, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee.
This is pretty cool way to open a wine. If you have to impress, then try this.
Jonathan Ross, a sommelier at Eleven Madison Park, is responsible for resurrecting the old world tradition of using heated tongs to open wine. Placing the red hot metal around the neck, it makes a clean break leaving the cork intact. The method originated in Portugal as an alternative to opening very old bottles of wine with corks that tended to crumble from age.
Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.
An interesting look into Warren Buffet’s family and how they brought up their children. Very insightful if you are looking to start a family, if not, very interesting nonetheless
How do those who have achieved great financial success avoid raising spoiled brats? Members of three of America’s greatest business families — the Buffetts, the Pritzkers and the Carlsons — show the way.
This is a very great story about Steve Jobs told by Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff. Watch this and enter another side of Steve Jobs, as a great friend and mentor for others, then karma and serendipity play full swing with the introduction of the App Store.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in conversation with Michael Arrington on the lingering influence of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and the necessity of giving back.
Thinking of stress being bad for you, is not going to save your life. Interesting presentation.
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.