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Aja B.
  • Aja B.
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Online Community Manager, TED

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What have you accomplished in response to a TEDTalk?

Have you ever been inspired to do something specific after watching a TEDTalk? Examples:

• Took lessons at Khan Academy after watching Salman Khan's talk
• Bought and read one of his books after watching one of Alain de Botton's talks
• Volunteered in a classroom after watching Sir Ken Robinson
• Became a "weekday vegetarian" because of Graham Hill
• Tackled a new creative project after watching Liz Gilbert
• Changed how you work with quiet people because of Susan Cain's "The Power of Introverts"
• Donated to an organization that helps the oceans after watching David Gallo or Sylvia Earle
• Registered for a footrace because you watched "Are we Born to Run?"

Etc etc etc. Can you think of any specific actions you've taken that were directly related to watching a TEDTalk? Please share!

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    Jun 19 2012: Yeah!
    I quit my Job!

    ... and decided to strike it out on my own to develop a Hans Rosling/Gapminder inspired healthcare performance measurement, management and accountability decision support system. Thanks to TED I've already received awards and accolades for my work (and much higher personal life satisfaction!).

    Then, after Tim Berners-Lee's call for OpenData, I started finding, integrating and including as many opendata sets as I could scrape together into a data visualization tool and making them freely available to everyone to assist in evidence-based decision-making: Check it out at http://opendata.datatechsoln.com

    TED changed my life and providence willing will eventually lead to improvements in equitable access to health care services, healthcare performance and the general health, welfare and satisfaction of my fellow citizens.

    ~jba

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