How To Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them.- TED Talk by Verna Myers “We were all outside when the contamination came down.” Verna Myers brings home the fact that we are all biased because we live in a biased society. She implores us to move towards our biases in an effort to understand and overcome them. My favorite clip begins at 4:20.
The Danger of a Single Story- TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie If you haven’t seen this yet, stop reading this and go watch. My favorite clip begins at 7:25 when Adichie speaks about what it means to be “authentically African.”
Ten Ways To Have A Better Conversation- TED talk by Celeste Headlee “You have to enter every conversation assuming you have something to learn.” I loved Celeste Headlee when she co-hosted The Takeaway on NPR and she just keeps getting better.
Management Lessons from Chinese Business and Philosophy - TED talk by Fang Ruan I learned so much in this talk about Chinese management and ancient philosophies. The primacy of Confucian thinking in Chinese society has translated to a top-down way of managing. This is all changing now as leaders are adopting a Taoist approach which allows things to evolve more naturally.
How I accidentally changed the way movies get made - TED Talk by Franklin Leonard Franklin Leonard accidentally found a way to bypass the conventional wisdom that blocked diverse stories from being made into movies. Now he asks, “How much of that conventional wisdom is all convention and no wisdom?”
How education helped me rewrite my life - TED Talk by Ashweetha Shetty As a kid I often wondered what my world would have been like if I had been born in India instead of the U.S. I’d like to think that I would have turned out like Ashweetha Shetty.