Lately, I have noticed that many of my conversations with friends, family or co-workers includes me mentioning at some point “…I watched this really interesting TED Talk recently that….”.
Since I am afraid that I am beginning to sound annoying and repetitive, I decided that maybe a blog post of some of my favourite TED Talks may help me get my ‘fix’ of sharing these exciting and inspiring videos. That only led me to a problem…How do I pick my favourites, there are so many great talks on such diverse subjects? As I began to compile this list I realized that ranking these videos is impossible and picking only 10 favourites is equally as challenging. Therefore, here are 10 equally awesome yet completely different TED Talks I think are ideas worth spreading.
1. Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
– I am still trying to get my head around this classic TED talk. But wow, what an interesting outlook on life.
1. David Gallo: Underwater astonishments
– Because I love cephalopods!
1. & 1. Dan Barber: A foie gras parable, and Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish
-Two all time favourites by Chef Dan Barber.
1. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
-Something to note for my next interview.
1. Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20
-I hate to admit that this lady is right… ugh!
1. Brian Skerry: The ocean’s glory — and horror
-Beautiful and depressing photos from a talented photographer.
1. Kees Moeliker: How a dead duck changed my life
-A bit of random, strange and just plain interesting.
1. Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors
-One inspiring teenager! Makes me feel both insignificant in comparison to this young man, but also gives me an overwhelming sense of hope for both our young generation and the ones still to come.
1. Richard Preston: The mysterious lives of giant trees
-This video makes me want to go climb a tree…actually, anyone else have a new trip to plan after watching this tedtalk?
1. Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
-What, Stress is good?! Who knew… quite the opposite to what I have always been told. But hey, why not try and make it my friend.
There really are so many other great TED talks. Here is a great summary blog post of “100 incredible things I learned watching 70 hours of TED talks last week” by Chris Bailey.