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How can groups make good decisions? | Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely
How can groups make good decisions? | Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely
We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? With his colleague Dan Ariely, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman has been inquiring into how we interact to reach decisions by performing experiments with live crowds around the world. In this fun, fact-...
Activism needs introverts | Sarah Corbett
Activism needs introverts | Sarah Corbett
For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take it from Sarah Corbett, a former professional campaigner and self-proclaimed introvert. She introduces us to "craftivism," a quieter form of activism that uses handicrafts as a way to get people to slow d...
How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway
How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway
The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular rant, Scott Galloway shares insights and eye-opening stats about their dominance and motivation -- and what happens when a society prizes shareholde...
The hidden opportunities of the informal economy | Niti Bhan
The hidden opportunities of the informal economy | Niti Bhan
Niti Bhan studies business strategy for Africa's informal markets: the small shops and stands, skilled craftspeople and laborers who are the invisible engine that keeps the continent's economy running. It's tempting to think of these workers as tax-dodgers, even criminals -- but Bhan makes the case that this booming segment of the economy is legiti...
How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes
How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes
The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet -- and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday ...
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët
Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery -- and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. She shares how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage by infusing them into film and music time capsules. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted...
I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter
I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter
One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she'd change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization -- and makes the case tha...
How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) | Beth Malone
How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) | Beth Malone
With warmth and grace, Beth Malone tells the deeply personal story of her dad's struggle with frontotemporal lobe dementia, and how it changed how she thinks about death (and life). A moving talk about a daughter's love -- and of letting go and finding peace. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best tal...
How the military fights climate change | David Titley
How the military fights climate change | David Titley
Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpart...
The Housing First approach to homelessness | Lloyd Pendleton
The Housing First approach to homelessness | Lloyd Pendleton
What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent hou...