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Mitch Harrison

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I need a TED icebreaker video! How do I get someone hooked?

I strongly feel like exposing high school and college students could really change our future, because we are the future. I find, however, showing someone a video with someone talking about statistics or dependence on oil doesn't particularly peak the interest of most of my fellow students. I need a talk that is exciting or up-beat or something! I want to get my generation's foot in the TED door. Maybe we can start spreading all of these "ideas worth spreading"!

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    May 27 2012: Know your audience, then make a choice.

    Suggestions: (1) Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice, (2) Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your genius, (3) Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense, (4) Chimamanda Adichie shares the danger of a single story, (5) Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity...
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      May 27 2012: I think it really depends on your audience as T.T. Chung said above and agree with those talks mentioned. So depending on them, I would recommend:
      Rory Sutherland - Lessons from an Ad Man -
      Juan Enriquez - Future
      Hans Rosling - Statistics
      Steward Brand - Environment
      Matthieu Ricard - Happiness
      John Klein - Innovation of Crows
      Chris Jordan - Art
      Dan Barber - Food
      Bjarke Ingels - Architect
      Nicholas Christakis - Networks
      Derek Silvers - Following
      Deb Roy - Information
      Sal Khan - Education

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