The single biggest reason why startups succeed | Bill Gross

Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data … source

Hacking language learning: Benny Lewis at TEDxWarsaw

“Some people just don’t have the language learning gene.” To prove that this statement is patently untrue is Benny Lewis’s life mission. A monoglot till after … source

How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination | Massimo Banzi Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the … source

How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream | Jamie Bartlett

There’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet — accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from … source

How not to be ignorant about the world | Hans and Ola Rosling

How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), … source

Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil … source

A young scientist’s quest for clean water | Deepika Kurup

Deepika Kurup has been determined to solve the global water crisis since she was 14 years old, after she saw kids outside her grandparents’ house in India … source

Reading, Writing, and Programming: Mitch Resnick at TEDxBeaconStreet

Most people view computer coding as a narrow technical skill. Not Mitch Resnick. He argues that the ability to code, like the ability to read and write, is becoming … source

TEDxRamallah – Khaled Al Sabawi – Keeping Palestine Cool: A Different Kind of Underground Movement

“What is za purpose of your visit to Izrael?” This is the welcoming question that is asked by Israeli border security to anyone that travels to the Palestinian … source