Love them or hate them, TED Talks play a crucial role in curating vital ideas in culture of the present! Here are some of the best TED talks that challenge us to transform our imaginations, the ways that we think and talk about the world and ultimately the ways we live within it.
TED Talks also offer a superb opportunity for authors to present sharply a key idea from a new or forthcoming book, and therefore serve as brief and pointed introductions to these books.
We hope you enjoy these TED talks (some of which you may have seen before, but are well-worth re-watching!)
6. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“The Danger of a Single Story”
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.