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I’ve been moved to tears by some of the talks and performances at TED.

SOME OF THE most inspirational things I’ve heard have come out of TED talks. If you’re not familiar with TED yet, it stands for Technology Entertainment Design. They host conferences around the globe where experts give 20 minute talks in their fields. “Ideas worth spreading” is their tagline. Very apt.

A few of my favourite TED talks

Brene Brown on vulnerability:

Dan Gilbert on happiness:

Sir Ken Robinson on education:

Elizabeth Gilbert on creativity:

Not a talk per se, but inspirational nonetheless. An amazing ukelele cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody by Jake Shimabukuro:

What are your favourite and most inspirational TED talks? Share in the comments.

[Feature photo: whiteafrican]



About The Author

Carlo Alcos

Carlo is the Dean of Education at MatadorU and a Managing Editor at Matador. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

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