Discover: The TED Edition, March 14

Discover: The TED Edition, March 14

Every week, ‘Discover’ seeks to bring you the best of what’s on the internet. This is where we, the editors compile the great stories we’ve seen during the week. It’s the perfect addition to your lazy weekend.


On TED x St Kilda

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In light of next week’s TED x St Kilda, we’re serving up a smorgasbord of everything TED to tantalise and stimulate your little grey cells.


For those of you living under a rock with no access to wifi, TED stands for Technology, Education and Design and is a forum for the world’s most diversely brilliant minds to share snippets of invaluable wisdom. Much akin to their tagline of ‘ideas worth spreading’ you might have seen a video or two floating around your newsfeed, they are well worth a watch.

Here’s a sample pack I’ve compiled to get you started.


Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

This is particularly relevant to students. Meg makes some very interesting points regarding taking action today to achieve your goals whilst emphasising the importance of simultaneously respecting yourself along the journey.


Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

“People don’t buy what you do – they buy why you do it”. Some inspiring and nourishing food for thought.


David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful

Allow David to ground you in your present and remind you to slow down, pay attention to where you’re going and embrace a gracious attitude.


Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

A rather compelling case, in my humble opinion, for an education system that nurtures rather than quash an individual’s capacity for creativity.

There is a TED talk to tickle everyone’s fancy. Discover the wealth of wisdom at your disposal at

TED Podcasts!


I am forever spreading the joy podcasts have brought me and will encourage any TED lovers to download NPR’s Ted Radio Hour. Each week a melange of TED talks are compiled centring a common theme such as ‘Spoken and Unspoken’ and ‘How We Love’. Interviews with speakers are profound and thought-provoking, a great way to start the day indeed.

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