The business case for working with your toughest critics | Bob Langert

Who remembers this infamous Styrofoam container? (Applause) Well, it sure changed me, it changed my company, and it started a revelatory journey about how adversaries can be your best allies. You know, back in the late ’80s, this Big Mac clamshell was the symbol of a garbage crisis. People were really angry. For example, thousands […]

Harsha Bhogle: The rise of cricket, the rise of India

So, what I’m going to do is just give you the latest episode of India’s — maybe the world’s — longest running soap opera, which is cricket. And may it run forever, because it gives people like me a living. It’s got everything that you’d want a normal soap opera to want: It’s got love, […]

The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes the first question a little […]

Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

Hello. My name is Simone. You know how people tell you if you get nervous when onstage, picture people in the audience naked? Like it’s this thing that’s supposed to make you feel better. But I was thinking — picturing all of you naked in 2018 feels kind of weird and wrong. Like, we’re working […]