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It is a fact TED is a unprecedented success. How do you think it differs from other inspirational and original talks available online?

Hello global community :) At the moment i'm doing a dissertation for my MA. in social entrepreneurship. I am curious to know the underneath (sometimes subconscious reasons) why the individuals are so passionate about TED and what does it triggers in their lifes. Innovation? Reinforcement of personal talents? Creativity? awareness? a more personalized type of education revolution? A craving for authenticity and establishment of relationships? Empathy? A reconnection with millenary way of inspiring by story telling? Is TED playing a "digital parenting" role for individuals, especially for the young generation? Is it a tool for reforming education?

As you may see, there are so many questions! Please feel free to just pop intutitive ideas, feelings and visions ... They will all serve for my analysis.

Looking forward to reading your comments.

Thank you very much,



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  • Jun 4 2013: One of the most famous Quotes of Bill Drayton -Founder and CEO of Ashoka - is the following:

    “the most powerful force in the world is a big idea—if it is in the hands of a great entrepreneur. It’s how a very small investment can make a huge difference.”

    I think TED, is a great platform to SHARE IDEAS and inspire people around the world. I believe that maybe it is proving that it is not necessary for big ideas to be in the hands of great entrepreneurs to make an effect and create impact and in some way change the lives of others.

    People that watch TED may or may not be undertaking any kind of entrepreneurial activity after being so empowered by TED speakers, but they are sharing those ideas with friends, family, etc… In a way or an other being part of a social change.

    What do you think?

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