I stumbled upon one TED talk, JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure, by the famous author of the Harry Potter Series, and after seeing this video, I wanted more. So, when I saw links to several other TED talks… I decided to listen to some of their stories and gain insight to their passions too! And…well…They inspired me!
TED is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 by information architect Richard Saul Wurman and his partners. They saw that the industries of Technology, Entertainment and Design — the T, E and D of TED — were converging and that an event covering all three could be uniquely interesting. As the TED conference grew over the years, the content of the conference became ever broader, incorporating scientists, business leaders, novelists, etc. They now seek out literally anyone who is remarkable from any discipline, provided they can find a way of powerfully sharing their passion with a general audience.
My advice: “Policies and politicians come and go, but great ideas last forever. And we live in an age where they can spread faster than ever. Watch with an open mind … and let your curiosity take you on a thrilling journey of discovery!”