Loading…

Build a tower, build a team

TED2010 · 6:51 · Filmed Feb 2010
Subtitles available in 33 languages
View interactive transcript
1,933,240 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?

pin This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
Designer
Tom Wujec studies how we share and absorb information. He's an innovative practitioner of business visualization — using design and technology to help groups solve problems and understand ideas. He is a Fellow at Autodesk. Full bio

Discuss

157 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please log in or sign up to add comments.
There are currently no comments for this talk.