Covey wrote about the need to sharpen our saw. TED certainly sharpens our mental saw. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. We learn from the passionate speakers at TED. TED allows us to enter new worlds of thinking; we can think bigger, think in new ways and make more connections. TED speakers cover diverse topics such as the world’s best whistler, the sound of the universe, the birth of a baby’s word, mesh, saving streams and rivers, using art to turn the world inside out, printing a human kidney, the new feminism, curating humanity’s culture, etc. TED does reignite wonder!
If you have not visited the TED website or have not watched a TED video recently, go and watch any of these under 20 minute videos. Pick a video at random.
I’ve started a sharpening-the-saw regime of watching one random TED video a day. I daily share insights from these videos with family and friends. From watching TED videos, my little world of thought become bigger!
Will you enlarge your world of thought through TED?
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