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Michel Desjardins

Risk Manager, Enterprise Resilience & Security, Telstra


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TED Ideas Worth Funding

For many years now, we are learning ideas worth spreading on TED.

I then asked myself:
- What's happening to TED ideas after broadcasting?
- How could we ensure that great ideas come to life?
- How could we help an idea to come to life?

Which lead me to:
- How could we bring TED to its next evolutionary stage?

My ideas:
- Let's embed a crowd funding model into TED. Let's ensure that great ideas have the financial support required to come to life and to impact our society.
(if you need to learn about it, here is a link to wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_funding )

- Let's even consider embedding crowd sourcing into TED. So, we could all work collaboratively at making the world a better place.
(wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdsourcing)

That's one thing to have an idea; that's another to make it happen. Let's make it easier for everyone and for us.


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  • Jan 25 2013: I would not enjoy Ted as much as I do now, if I was asked to make contributions or click on tabs. It's not because I am selfish, but more that I would not really be able to believe the real reason why the speakers are speaking. When I strongly believe in the speaker, I would go to their website and make my own arrangements thereon.

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