Andy Hobsbawm is the European chair of and the founder of the website Green Thing.

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Internet advertising pioneer Andy Hobsbawm is the European chair of He founded the first international Internet agency in 1994, and was a founder of Online Magic, a firm that merged with in 1997. 

Merging his passions for ads and the environment, he's a cofounder of the website Green Thing, which shares seven fun, punchy little (and big) ways to go green, using clever video and graphics to get across a message of accessible greening. He also keeps an interesting, if a bit sleepy, blog around a book project called Small Is the Next Big Thing.

Andy Hobsbawm’s TED talks

Andy Hobsbawm on the TED Blog


Watch TEDTalks from speakers at the upcoming TEDGlobal 2009

July 10, 2009

From TEDGlobal’s speaker list of more than 90 — including 18-minute talks, demos and TED U courses — 13 of our scheduled speakers already have TEDTalks online from previous TEDs and partners. To find them, check out our new theme, Speaking at TEDGlobal 2009, and watch archive gems from these returning speakers. All of these […]

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Quotes from Andy Hobsbawm

Great creativity is astonishingly, absurdly, rationally, irrationally powerful.
Andy Hobsbawm
TED2008 • 329K views Nov 2008
Inspiring, Funny
We’ve got the science, we’ve had the debate. The moral imperative is on the table. Great creativity is needed to take it all, make it simple and sharp. To make it connect. To make it make people want to act.
Andy Hobsbawm
TED2008 • 329K views Nov 2008
Inspiring, Funny