TED.com contains some of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining videos on the Internet. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The site shares video-recorded talks given by some of the most intelligent and interesting people in the world. There are plenty of top TED presentation lists on the Internet, that are created based on people’s interests. One of the most recent subject-specific lists I’ve seen is 20 Essential Ted Talks for Entrepreneurial Students. This is an excellent list for potential entrepreneurs.
However, TED has far more than just entrepreneur-related topics to offer. If you plan on getting lost on any site on the Internet, do it on TED. I try to view to as many TED talks as I can possibly fit into my schedule. Of the ones I have watched recently, I have created my own top 20 list of TED talks that I feel should not be missed:
- Arthur Benjamin on Doing Mathemagic
- Alain de Botton on A Kinder Gentler Philosophy of Success
- Ted Pink on the Surprising Science of Motivation
- Deb Roy on the Birth of a Word
- Dennis Hong on Making a Car for Blind Drivers
- Oliver Sacks on What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds
- David Bolinksy on Animating a Cell
- Anthony Atala on Printing a Human Kidney
- Stewart Brand on Does the World Need Nuclear Energy
- Adam Astrow on After Your Final Status Update
- Jeff Hawkins on How Brain Science Will Change Computing
- John Hodgman on Aliens, Love and Where Are They?
- Cameron Herald on Let’s Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs
- Edward Tenner on Unintended Consequences
- Misha Glenny on Hire the Hackers!
- Gregory Petsko on The Coming Neurological Epidemic
- Malcolm Gladwell on Spaghetti Sauce
- Joshua Walters on Being Just Crazy Enough
- Barry Schwartz on the Paradox of Choice
- Steve Jobs on How to Live Before You Die Speech at Stanford