TEDx Countdown Contest

Posted by · September 24, 2012 8:43 am

 We have a winner folks: Richard Edwards! We will be contacting you by email, please keep an eye on your inbox! Thank you to everyone who contributed their favorite TED talk videos.

TEDx San Luis Obispo is very nearly upon us! In the spirit of this exciting event, we want to hear from our favorite people (you) about which TED talks have inspired you.

Leave a comment below with a link to your favorite TED talk and a short description about why it moved you. Did it change your work ethic? Did it change your outlook on life? Did it shed some light on a situation that you struggled with? It can be anything!

For example:
My favorite TED talk is from Jason Fried, “Why work doesn’t happen at work.” http://www.ted.com/talks/jason_fried_why_work_doesn_t_happen_at_work.html
I loved this talk because he put into words how I feel about working in an office environment. I shared it with a lot of my coworkers and it opened up a line of communication for us to work more efficiently in the office.

Just for sharing, you’ll be entered to win an Experts Exchange hat!



  • teylyn

    Not for the hat.

    My fav TED talk is Sir Ken Robinson – Schools kill creativity — http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

    The main message from that talk is: Being wrong is not the same thing as being creative, but if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

  • Matt Nguyen

    My favorite TED talk is “Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce” by Malcolm Gladwell (http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce.html) when he talks about Howard Moskowitz and how he changed the food science industry, particularly, the spaghetti sauce industry. This talk got me to think differently about marketing; that it is not about answering just one hypothesis. You can miss out on a lot of opportunity if you think your customers like your product for one reason.

  • This one is the most powerful one I have seen. Old but very interesting


    Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

    Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery

  • Kpax7

    My favorite TED talk is from Mr. Maz Jobrani . which can be found at:

    He has a great sense of humor and points to a series of serious things by using jokes and stories. He wants to show that nothing is wrong with people of middle eastern countries as it’s shown on western media. And that’s some kinda political propaganda….
    I liked him so much….

  • Richard Edwards

    My favorite is the sixth sense http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
    The imagination of what can be done is limitless, and all done with open source. It opened my eyes on how technology can be used to better help those that are disabled, and connect people in different ways