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TED Talk discussion group, Wednesdays at Boots



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Come down to Boots every Wednesday after work – we’re going to be watching a couple of TED talks and then, well, talking about them.
It’s like a reading group, without all the pesky literacy.

So stop by, grab a drink, and we’ll watch about 20 minutes of talks starting at 5.40, then discussion afterwards for however long you feel like!

So far, we’ve watched:

July 9th:

A life-changing talk on how to use a paper towel by Joe Smith

The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie

July 16th:

How to Buy Happiness – Michael Norton

How to Be Happy – Shawn Achor

July 23rd:

Mass Timber and Wooden Skyscrapers – Michael Green

Embodied Energy and Building a Greener House – Catherine Mohr

July 31st:

Laura Trice: Remember to say thank you

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

August 7th:

Gavin Pretor-Pinney:  Cloudy with a chance of joy

Julie Burstein: 4 Lessons in creativity

August 14th:

Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

August 21st:

Russel Foster: Why do we sleep?

Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle

August 28th:

Dave Eggers: Once Upon a School

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

September 4th:

Graham Hill: Why I’m a weekday vegetarian

Dan Barber – How I fell in love with a fish

September 11th:


September 18th:

Tania Luna: How a penny made me feel like a millionaire
Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man

September 25th:

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod
Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion’s free culture

October 2nd:

Seth Godin: The tribes we lead
Derek Sivers: How to start a movement

October 9th:

Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?
Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

October 16th:

Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life
Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death

October 23rd:

Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work
Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

October 30th:

Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

November 6th:

Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue
Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don’t leave

November 13th:

Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo
Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world’s trust — time to act

November 20th:

Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?
Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism

November 27th:

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful | Video on
Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. | Video on
December 4th:
Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation
Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

December 11th:

Ursus Wehrli: Tidying up art
Chris Jordan: Turning powerful stats into art

December 18th:

Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons
Liza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change

January 15th:

Hannah Brencher: Love letters to strangers
Lakshmi Pratury: The lost art of letter-writing

January 22nd:

Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

January 29th:

Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries
Lee Hotz: Inside an Antarctic time machine

February 5th:


February 12th:

Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal

Special talk by the Spokane Edible Tree Project

February 19th:

Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
Christopher deCharms: A look inside the brain in real time