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#TED talks

From TheJournal.ie Say hello to Ambassador Crawford, now officially the United States' new man in Ireland TED Talks

Say hello to Ambassador Crawford, now officially the United States' new man in Ireland

Until now, the role has been vacant for the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency

From The42 The FAI needs a full-time executive board with appropriate governance... not a social club Mansion House

The FAI needs a full-time executive board with appropriate governance... not a social club

Today Shane Ross hosts a stakeholder event to kick-off a transformation of Irish football. Expect a lot of what, a little how and even less why, writes John O’Sullivan.

From The42 Leinster's Graham Henry: 'If you always say ‘how can we score from here?’ That’s a good mentality' TED Talks

Leinster's Graham Henry: 'If you always say ‘how can we score from here?’ That’s a good mentality'

Leinster’s World Cup-winning coaching consultant has landed and is identifying areas to improve.

From The42 O'Driscoll hopes to see Leinster culture boosted by Henry's short stay Bod On Ted

O'Driscoll hopes to see Leinster culture boosted by Henry's short stay

O’Driscoll hopes to see Henry usher in tools which ensure “mediocrity won’t be acceptable.”

From The42 World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to link up with Leinster as consultant this month TED Talks

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to link up with Leinster as consultant this month

The man who brought the All Blacks to glory on home soil will pitch in with Leinster’s pre-season efforts.

From The42 Ted Walsh just delivered an all-time classic line after the latest Faugheen masterclass TED Talks

Ted Walsh just delivered an all-time classic line after the latest Faugheen masterclass

From the man who said “I rode her mother once” comes another gem.

From TheJournal.ie Blind, paralysed...and bald: But Mark Pollock's TEDx talk is about possibilities, not problems Inspiration
From TheJournal.ie TED TALKS: What is the human cost of war? Conflict

TED TALKS: What is the human cost of war?

Why is our interest in current conflicts so limited?

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: The 7 deadly sins of speaking you need to avoid TED Talks

VIDEO: The 7 deadly sins of speaking you need to avoid

Did you know there was such a thing as a voice sound expert. Julian Treasure is the best in the business…

Find out how much of your brain you're using right now

The human head weights eight pounds… or does it?

From TheJournal.ie 13-year-old Waterford programmer in NY Apple Store keynote speech Jordan Casey

13-year-old Waterford programmer in NY Apple Store keynote speech

The young entrepreneur is CEO of his own games company, and started writing code when he was nine.

From TheJournal.ie Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head Astonishing This post contains videos

Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head

DNA sequencing meets 3D printing meets artistry. Wow.

From TheJournal.ie Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher Women In Tech

Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher

Men design for other men, he argues – like the vibrate setting on a phone.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEOS: The best of TEDx Dublin Inspirational This post contains videos

VIDEOS: The best of TEDx Dublin

Reclaiming ghost estates, making city centres liveable places – and where inspiration come from: some thought-provoking videos from Dublin ideas forum.

From TheJournal.ie TED2012: The ideas you should hear this year Inspiration

TED2012: The ideas you should hear this year

How social media is making us emotionally lazy, why humans are born optimists and one man who has probably made you cry: the inspiring talks to expect from non-profit group TED this year.

THE MOTTO OF TED - the global set of conferences whose past speakers have included everyone from Bill Clinton, Richard Dawkins and  Bill Gates, to designer Philippe Starck, model Aimee Mullins  and a telephone book worth of Nobel Prize winners – is “ideas worth spreading”.

TED’s own idea is simple: stand some of the most interesting people in the world before a live audience and give them 18 minutes to deliver the talk of their lives.

In keeping with the theme of ideas worth spreading, here’s our pick of five of the most thought-provoking contributions from TED – some from this year’s European outing, and a couple of old favourites.

Kick your shoes off, sit back – and enjoy.

1. Lewis Pugh on the mind-bending, finger-bursting swim in a lake created from a melted glacier 5,300 metre up Mt Everest: how it almost killed him; and what it taught him about himself, and about climate change.

2. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on a rural childhood; how he started Amazon, and why anyone can be born gifted, it’s choosing what to do with those gifts that’s the real challenge.

3. Sheena Iyengar takes up the theme of choices – and looks at how culture and upbringing influence the choices we make, whether that’s how to take your green tea – or how anxious you are to please your Mum.

4. The buzz of TED 2009 was Pattie Maes’ talk introducing the concept of ‘Sixth Sense’ – technology so cool, it allows users to turn the palm of their hands into a calculator,  take photos with their fingers or use their hands as a barcode scanner. Incredible, exciting – and very Minority Report.

5. From 2008, here’s Benjamin Zander on why everyone deep down loves classical music – and there’s really no such thing as being tone deaf.