If there’s anything that can get your brain active, it is a TED talk. Here are 5 of my favourite TED talks that, I believe, truly live up to the “ideas worth spreading” tagline.
What physics taught me about marketing | Dan Cobley
Before you roll your eyes, this is not a TED talk that will bore you with science. It talks about the physics that we’ve learned as children, and not in the boring way that your school teacher taught you either. It is a wonderful example of how one should learn to think along tangential lines to connect dots to have a better understanding of the world.
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The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell
We’ve all heard of the story of David and Goliath. It is always cited as an example of the underdog’s triumph against the big baddy. But Malcolm Gladwell is here to say, “ee onnu thrich aaloich nokkiye”.
The beauty of data visualization | David McCandless
We live in the Information Age so it is a given that we will get bombarded with tons of information. So how do you go about making sense of it all? Data visualization is how. David MacCandless will mesmerize you with some beautiful visualizations and also show you why you must have multiple data pointers to get the complete picture of any topic at hand.
Do check out his website informationisbeautiful.net for some of the craziest visualizations you’ll see on the internet (one of my favourites is a set that shows how true some “based of a true story” Hollywood movies are).
Do we see reality as it is? | Donald Hoffman
The Upanishads talk about how all of reality is ‘maya’ (illusion). Now, it is easy to dismiss it as poetic mumbo-jumbo, but what if there is more truth to it than meets the eye? Donald Hoffman gives us an insight into how an animal brain perceives reality and gets you thinking about the real ‘nature of things’.
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Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban
Procrastination is a plague that affects a majority of us. In this TED talk, Tim Urban talks about why that’s the case and what the dangers of procrastination are. Even if you think you’re not a procrastinator, do give this a listen because the biggest danger of them all is being a procrastinator and not realising that you are one!
If you found the 90-year human life in weeks image interesting, then you should check out Tim’s article titled The Tail End.
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