I’ve really been enjoying my daily commute recently… all thanks to TED. Whilst driving I’ve been listening to a variety of fascinating talks about all kinds of topics courtesy of my smartphone, a podcast app, Bluetooth and my car stereo.
I am now more knowledgeable in ‘areas’ and ‘specialisms’ I hardly new existed but, more than that, I feel inspired by the passion of the speakers – many of whom have dedicated their life to their chosen field of study.
Most of you will already know about TED.com but in case you don’t TED self describes as:
TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages.
You simply cannot fail to expand your mind and intellectually evolve if you listen to TED. The talks are generally 10 – 20 minutes long so its not difficult to listen or watch 2 or 3 a week. Yes, ‘eat up’ all those talks on subject matters of interest BUT also surprise yourself by tuning into talks on subjects that don’t seem of interest… you’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn.