Issue 6 — My favorite 10 TED talks

10 things worth sharing each week.

Hi there,

Greeting from Macao. Welcome back to the #10tws.

In this issue, I share my favorite 10 TED talks. I listen to TED talks at every noon time for years. It’s not easy to choose only 10 talks among all the great sharing. I have revised the list many times. What remains in the list are all my true favorite ones. This is the list I would share to my friends who is new to TED.

  1. The Al Gore talk that led me to the TED community: What comes after An Inconvenient Truth?

  2. I have shared this in issue 2. But it definitely worth the 2nd position of the list: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness by Robert Waldinger.

  3. I like all talks from Sir Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley, Bring on the learning revolution! and my all time favorite: Schools kill creativity. I can’t remember how many times I have re-watched this talk.

  4. If you are a manager, you probably want to know how to speak so that people want to listen by Julian Treasure.

  5. When speech isn’t enough, songs and jokes may help: Simplicity sells by David Pogue.

  6. Let’s think outside of box. Here is a journey through the mind of an artist by Dustin Yellin.

  7. At the moment that AlphaGo is beating human-kind, let’s revisit how we form human knowledge: A visual history of human knowledge by Manuel Lima.

  8. Then, we have 3 ways the brain creates meaning by Tom Wujec.

  9. I have quit using Google 10 months ago. What I concerned is how much AI can do with its learning skills combining with this: Your phone company is watching by Malte Spitz.

  10. Finally, This is the talk I shared to every teammates: Why work doesn’t happen at work by Jason Fried.

The quote of the week:

“There isn’t time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.” — Mark Twain

Thanks for reading. Enjoy your weekend!

Best Wishes,

Thomas Mak