Tag Archives: great-speeches

Roman Mars on city flags

I used to love TED Talks, and would watch each one religiously as it was posted. With the spread of TedX, though, and regional conferences posting every one of their speakers’ talks, the quality has diminished to the point where I don’t bother clicking, because I don’t want to spend 5 minutes determining if this […]

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Rainbow across my electorate

I want to move to this guy’s district, just so I can say I have the coolest MP in the world. Maurice Williamson: Rainbow across my electorate – YouTube.

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TED Talk: Shawn Achor

A fast, fun, and insightful TED Talk about happiness and productivity from Shawn Achor. Instantly one of my favourites. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Video on TED.com.

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TED Talk: Franz Lanting’s LIFE

Franz Lanting’s nature photography is married to wonderful text and a Philip Glass soundtrack to create a beautiful glimpse of our world from Big Bang to birth. Replace Lanting’s Dutch “uptalk?” with James Earl Jones or David Attenborough, and this could easily be the next BBC documentary blockbuster.

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Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/mike_degruy_hooked_by_octopus.html Mike deGruy’s TED talk about octopods and the preservation of our oceans is very engaging. (NB Future marine biologists: having a huge shark bite visible on your arm lends credulity, as well as making you look like a total badass.)

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