TED comes to Austin
Are you as obsessed with TED as we are?
TED provides conferences that feature leaders in technology, entertainment and design—hence the name, TED—who present mind-blowing talks in a tiny amount of time. This past Saturday, TEDxAustin, a local version of the larger TED initiative, provided a full day of TED talks that were streamed live at local viewing parties.
After watching this weekend’s inspiring speakers, I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite TED talks with you:
- Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action An oldie, but a goodie. This was the first TED talk I ever saw and it still resonates with me today. Take a look at how successful companies and great leaders thrive by starting with the question, “why?”
- Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code Coding is fun—and easy. Mitch Resnick explains how and why coding teaches kids to use their imagination and their cognitive skills.
- Chris Houston: Internet privacy People today, especially people in my generation, don’t seem to care about the vast amount of private information exposed online. INK’s client and SurfEasy CEO Chris Houston gave a TEDx talk a couple months ago about Internet privacy that made me think twice about the information I share online.
- Johanna Blakely: Social media and the end of gender If there’s one thing I can’t pass up, it’s a TED talk about social media. Johanna Blakley shares how social media is changing the way we analyze demographic information.
Do you have a favorite TED talk? Share it with us.