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Tribal + Ted Talk Tuesdays

“Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture — … Continue reading

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Tribal + Ted Talk Tuesdays

“MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly — the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It’s a big concept … Continue reading

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Tribal + Ted Talk Tuesdays

“Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.” The first TED talk I ever saw since I was pointed … Continue reading

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Tribal + Ted Talk Tuesdays

“In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around … Continue reading

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Tribal + Ted Talk Tuesdays

“It may seem that big problems require big solutions, but ad man Rory Sutherland says many flashy, expensive fixes are just obscuring better, simpler answers. To illustrate, he uses behavioral economics and hilarious examples.” Probably one of my favorite talks … Continue reading

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Tribal + Ted Talk Tuesdays

“How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars.” Not exactly what I expected from … Continue reading

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Tribal + Ted Talk Tuesdays

“Many of us have a social media presence — a virtual personality made up of status updates, tweets and connections, stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow asks a big question: What happens to that personality after you’ve died? Could it … Continue reading

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