TED came to be in 1984 from Richard Saul Wurman's observation of a powerful convergence among three fields: technology, entertainment and design.
More than 30 years later TED is the staple diet for a wide verity of people who just want to learn more and understand the world of others a little better.
Those 'others' just so happen to be highly inspirational people who have a great story to share and we the audience just seem to lap it up.
Just below you can follow a link to a great video highlighting those 30 years and below that is a link to 12 brilliant TEDTalks.
Enjoy them. I have!
Playlist (17 talks)30 years of TED
Watch the world change over three decades in this nearly year-by-year playlist.Watch now
It pays to keep your idea tank filled and ready to draw from when needed. One of the best ways to do that is by listening to experts share their experience and insights. Some of these talks may be old, but each of them is inspiring, and has invaluable ideas and examples that apply to date.