advertisement
advertisement

Greatest Hits of TED Videos

Robotics, pianos, brains — these are the lectures TEDsters love most. Which ones have you seen? And which have yet to touch you?

Greatest Hits of TED Videos
BARRY SCHWARTZ: The 25-year Swarthmore professor says TED is more alive and engaging than a college campus. | Courtesy of TED BARRY SCHWARTZ: The 25-year Swarthmore professor says TED is more alive and engaging than a college campus. | Courtesy of TED
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement

1) Jill Bolte Taylor
When the neuroscientist picks up a human brain with a spinal cord attached, the audience gasps. When she’s done talking about her stroke, they’re crying. Watch the Video >>

advertisement
advertisement

2) Patti Maes and Pranav Mistry
The MIT Media Lab researchers debut a spooky Minority Report — style wearable interface. Watch the Video >>

3) Ken Robinson
This highly influential talk spawned a viral 2010 follow-up and made the creativity expert a star; Robinson says he now “gets stopped in airports.” Watch the Video >>

4) Tony Robbins
Robbins high-fives Al Gore in this video. “One of the best TED moments of all time,” says TED video chief June Cohen. Watch the Video >>

advertisement
advertisement

5) Elizabeth Gilbert
The best-selling author bares her struggle to repeat the success of Eat, Pray, Love. Watch the Video >>

6) Dan Pink
The science proves that intrinsic motivation works better than extrinsic rewards, but your boss doesn’t understand. Pink explains how to tell her. Watch the Video >>

7) Hans Rosling
The Swedish professor dances through a spectacular animation of world development. Watch the Video >>

advertisement

8) Benjamin Zander
TED hosts performances as well as talks. This blends the two, with Zander at the grand piano. Watch the Video >>

9) Barry Schwartz
In a baggy T-shirt, with glasses sliding down his nose, Schwartz gives a profound, witty discourse on why more freedom doesn’t equal more happiness. Watch the Video >>

10) V.S. Ramachandran
A brain scientist in a leather jacket tell us how “this 3-pound mass of jelly … can contemplate the meaning of infinity.” Watch the Video >>

About the author

Anya Kamenetz is the author of Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006) and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, (Chelsea Green, 2010). Her 2011 ebook The Edupunks’ Guide was funded by the Gates Foundation

More

The Fast Company Innovation Festival is happening now! Join us LIVE for FREE now.