TEDTalks: Ideas worth Spreading. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives.
Hang in there! 9 life lessons from rock climbing
About this talk: In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too.
Time 4:48 minutes; Filmed February 2009; Posted on TED: April 2009
Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better
About this talk: Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.
Time 22.30 minutes; Filmed February 2006; Posted on TED: June 2006
Richard St. John:
What Leads to Success
About this talk: Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slide show on the real secrets of success.
Time 3:40 minutes; Filmed February 2005; Posted on TED: December 2006