I am not sure how many people watch TED or for that matter, even know what TED is about. I really did not know much about it, until my boss asked me if I ever watched stuff on the site. I said NO. But once I got an iPad, and downloaded the TED application, I have gotten into the habit of trying to watch TED.
From their own website:
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
Ideas Worth Spreading. Think about it. In a nutshell it is part of what Social Media is all about. Ideas that we think are good, that we are trying to share with others. Not for any motif of profit or fame or glory…but to make things better. The TED mission is simply stated in Spread Ideas.
The site itself is mostly videos of speakers talking about ideas that will help change in a positive way.
Now the video I am showing below is about 18 minutes long and it specifically is in relation to Social Media, but the key is the last three minutes.
Morgan Spurlock says “When you train your employees to be risk adverse, then you’re preparing your whole company to be reward challenged.”
That is just powerful.
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/6c0VtOdibcI