Shortly before the original publication of the first edition of The Power of TED*, I learned about the “other TED.” (Actually, at the time, there were two others – one was the ill-fated discount airline carrier of United Airlines.)

The other TED is absolutely awesome!

TED is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design, which started as an annual conference for leading-edge thinkers in those three areas – and beyond – way back in 1984! Its’ tag line is “ideas worth spreading.”

While I have not had the opportunity to attend one of these premier conferences (though I know a number of individuals who have), I have taken the time to view a wide range of videos that are posted on their site.

One of my favorites – and a favorite of many (over 1.25 million views on YouTube alone!) – is Jean Bolte Taylor’s “Stroke of Insight.”  Her story is both fascinating and a supreme example of one who could have easily reacted to her experience as a Victim, yet was clearly in a Creator Orientation (and a scientist mindset), who learned from the Challenger that was her stroke.

Jean – and TED – reminds us that sharing our stories, our insights, and our “ideas worth spreading” is what being Co-Creators is all about!


To the Creator in you!