Tired of pointless, regurgitated viral debris? A convenient, painless way to expand your entrepreneurial mind in 2012 is to get a daily dose of TEDTalks, comprising more than 900 thought-provoking presentations on technology, entertainment, design, sciences, humanities, arts, NGOs, business and more. You’ll gain life-altering insight and inspiration from the globe’s leading thinkers and doers to better your life, your business and your world.
Here’s just a fragment of the wisdom you can gain from TED:
Schools Kill Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology
Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data, including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.”
Why Are We Happy?
Author Dan Gilbert challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership, all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His cases include Apple, Martin Luther King and the Wright brothers.
Try Something New for 30 Days
Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a clever way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Ideas Definitely Worth Sharing
Why not trade in the dancing pets and exercise your brain? While you’re at it, you can spread the good word to help make the world a better place.