Chef and activist Jamie Oliver, who came to international fame in the 1990s as "The Naked Chef," has made it his mission to transform the way we feed ourselves and our children, through his cookbooks, TV shows and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. The 2010 TED Prize winner shares his 5 favorite talks.
The legendary fashion designer — who created the wrap dress and remains an icon in the industry (she's also President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America) — picks the five TED talks that have inspired her most.
Ryan Coogler, director of "Fruitvale Station," picks his 6 favorite talks. He also calls out Steve Jobs' "How to Live Before You Die," calling it: "One of the best speeches given during my lifetime. Jobs gives a personal meditation on what it means to be human."
"These talks have inspired me to create, in my writing or in my life," says Carlton Cuse, screenwriter and producer of Bates Motel and Lost. "These speakers have 'passionate optimism' -- that inner drive that allows us to risk truly expressing ourselves.”
Psychologist Angela Duckworth studies the traits that allow us to stick to our goals — and she chose four great talks that explore other facets of how human beings behave.
Pearl Arredondo worked her way up from humble East L.A. beginnings, and as a high school teacher she now inspires other kids to do the same. Here are the talks that she thinks capture that spirit of drive and determination.
As important as they are eloquent, these four talks are poet Malcolm London’s idea of how to truly cause a stir.
Educator and activist Geoffrey Canada chose a powerful list of favorites — talks that address the cycles of poverty and gender violence, and offer bold suggestions for change.
Chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam knows that great educational media can be nothing short of explosive. Strap on your goggles and watch his top picks.
Björk picks 6 TED Talks that she simply adores, from a mushroom burial suit to a virtual choir of thousands.
A top newscaster in China, Wang Lifen is launching her latest venture, Umiwi, to call on the youth of China to make their own media. Here, her 5 most quotable TEDTalks.
Steve Case says, “It has been amazing to watch TED's transition from party to platform, and from a small gathering for the benefit of a few to a massive global movement. Choosing my favorite TED Talks after so many years was no easy task, but here goes … ”
NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi helped the Curiosity rover land on Mars. He's fascinated by talks that deepen our understanding of the world around us. In addition to the flight notes below, Bobak says, "This list represents a small set of the talks that speak to me about our home in the universe."
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