TED is great. I love TED. I can lose myself for hours in the TED website if I’m not careful.
What’s more, I can look myself in the eye afterwards and tel myself I’ve been doing “personal development”. Great.
But while (most) TED talks are pretty darn cool (though TEDx is very, very mixed!) there’s a risk of even TED becoming formulaic. Check out this four minute parody (but look at a few real TED talks first or you’ll not get what’s soooooo clever about this one!