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TED-tastic!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dcc001, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Dcc001

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    I've fallen down the TED talk hole. I watch them all the time. Here's a thread for everyone to post their favourite TED talks...let's see 'em!
     
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    What the hell is TED?
     
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    Isn't it the movie from the Family Guy camp?
     
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    I love TED talks too. However, I am sort of dumb with my tablet and I watch them on here with an app, so its going to take me awhile to figure out how to transfer the links.
     
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    Paleo diet reverses symptoms of MS:



    You hear miracle weight loss stuff about diets all the time, but stalling a neuro-degenerative is some powerful shit.

    It's not what you do, but why:



    Very good message for businesses. We're currently going through a re-branding and the marketing firm we like the most keeps harping on the mentality that you aren't just selling a product/service, you're selling an experience..
     
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    I like TED talks a lot, but I feel like they've gotten increasingly less scientific over the years. Once upon a time they were an interesting look into different fields of scientific experimentation, usually presented in a digestible way (which journal papers often aren't). They were highly technical, though, and even when they were of cutting-edge studies, there was still a lot of research backing them.

    There are still some good talks, but so many of them now are just "look at this interesting sociological/intellectual phenomenon we found. We've done no studies on it and have nothing further to add. PLEASE OOH AND AAH NOW."