TED Explained – Yang Lan: The Generation that’s Remaking China

TED Talk Summary: Yang Lan, a journalist and entrepreneur who’s been called “the Oprah of China,” offers insight into the next generation of young Chinese citizens — urban, connected (via microblogs) and alert to injustice. The chair of a multiplatform business empire, Yang is pioneering more-open means of communication in » Read More

TED Explained – Appollo Robbins: The Art of Misdirection

Talk summary: Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a » Read More

TED Explained – Jay Walker: The World’s English Learning Mania

Talk Summary: Is learning English so important? Why? How come the Chinese are obsessed with improving their English? What opportunities does it bring? Jay Walker discusses. To view the official TED transcript of Jay Walker’s speech please click here.   TED Explained: ‘Let’s talk about manias.’   1.      “Mania” » Read More

TED Explained – Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

TED Explained: In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. » Read More