Leveling Up

Leveling Up

Paul Sellew [ TEDx Boston ] I’ve been involved with agriculture just about my whole life — this is a picture of me on my family’s farm with my brother and sister in a few of my cousins — and, just like any good farmer, I know that in compost amended soil, rich in organic matter, you can grow just about anything Over

Refrigerator 4.0

Refrigerator 4.0

Guy Kawasaki [ TEDxUCSD ] I am going to talk to you today about what I learned from Steve Jobs. I worked for Steve Jobs twice in my life. The first time from 1983 to 1987 in the Mac division — which was the largest collection of ego maniacs in the history of Silicon Valley. And that’s saying a lot, if you know

Habits of Nature

Habits of Nature

Rupert Sheldrake [ TEDxWhitechapel ] The Science Delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in. This is a very widespread belief in our society. It’s the kind of belief system of people who say “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science.” It’s a belief system which has

Creating Heat

Creating Heat

Theaster Gates [ TEDxUNC ] Good morning everybody. How you all doing? How many artists do we have out in the audience? Right on! Right on! How many people want to change the world? Right on! I think this morning I’m going to talk about on . For the last several years I’ve had the great opportunity of sharing my artistic practice in

Breaking Through

Derek Cabrera -There’s a lot of talk recently about the 21st century skills or 21st century thinking. What do we need to know in the 21st century? It strikes me that we may be a bit behind schedule — given that we’re in the 21st century right now and that those kinds of skills take tremendous amount of time generationally to develop. So

Recycling Leaves

Recycling Leaves

Mike McGrath [ TEDxPhoenixville ] Was it Chekhov who said that if you bring a leaf blower on stage in the first act you have to use it by the third act? The timing for this event is so appropriate. We’re here in the fall, and I’m going to talk to you about composting. A lot of people schedule composting talks in the

The Distributed Economy

The Distributed Economy

Stacy Mitchell [ TEDxDirigo ] I want to begin today by telling you something about the Boston Tea Party that you might not know. At its core it was an act of corporate sabotage. Those ships were owned by the British East India Company, the most powerful corporation of its day. The company was tightly connected to the British government. So much so