Philip Petit’s TED Talk is delightful. Petit is best known in the United States for walking across a wire strung from the South Tower of the World Trade Center to the North Tower. In his TED Talk, he takes us on a journey that begins with his first card trick.
Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, gives a compelling talk.
Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg gave an important talk at TED Women in December 2009. She offers three pieces of advice for women who aspire to be leaders in their companies.
This weeks On The Media focused on the role of online gaming in our society. I found this story, called “The Future of Gaming” very interesting for its discussion of the role gaming is shaping the future of collaboration.
The story includes a sound clip from a TED talk by Jane McGonigal, the head of research and development at the the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit forecasting firm.
The story also includes this clip of Jesse Schell speaking at DICE. Schell is founder of Schell Games and a professor at Carnegie Mellon. This is Schell’s full presentation, in which he explains the psychology behind the success of online games. Schell maintains that online games are breaking through to a reality where games are used to incent behavior.
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