TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.


"Marshmallow Challenge"

Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team

Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
— TED.com
 
 

Derren Brown: The System (2008)

Illusionist Derren Brown has developed a “guaranteed” method for winning on the horses. He reveals how it works in his new Channel 4 special The System
— telegraph.co.uk