Saturday, February 09, 2008

TED and Isabelle

Today I found TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design". Their "About" page says "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world."

The site presents videos of short talks given at TED conferences. I found the site after reading Guy Kawasaki's interview with Garr Reynolds. It was recommended as a place to see great presentations and learn from great presenters. There's lots to see there, and it is a visually stunning site - great design and presentation. (Hint: Go to the "Themes" page and click on "View as Visualization".)

This is a site I'll visit often for ideas and inspiration. This morning I watched a video of Isabelle Allende, the Chilean author, telling "tales of Passion". She had me from the beginning, when she began with "an old Jewish saying": "What is truer than truth? Answer: The story."

It's an 18 minute talk that is alternately funny, sad and inspiring. Check it out below...and visit

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