Apr 10, 2009

TedTalks: Creativity

I discovered TED via Twitter when one of my contacts posted a great video about why we do what we do. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design which started out in 1984 to bring people together from these 3 disciplines in a conference. TED's website makes the best talks in these conferences available for free for the public.

Imagine that! All the great ideas from the world's greatest thinkers readily available as a source of inspiration to us. I salute and commend all the people from TED for such a wonderful endeavor and powerful mission of spreading these great ideas. In this regard, this is my own small way of spreading these great ideas. I will compile by topic the best videos, from my standpoint, where I learned and inspired the most.

The first topic I am posting is about creativity. The first video is from Tim Brown who is the CEO of the "innovation and design" firm IDEO. He discussed the vital link between play and creativity. The second video is from the author Elizabeth Gilbert who shared the radical idea that instead of the "rare" person being a genius, there is a genius in all of us.

Tim Brown: The powerful link between creativity and play

Elizabeth Gilbert: A different way to think about creative genius

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