Posted on March 8, 2013 by

Top 20 TED Talks

I was chatting with some friends, and my friend Troy mentioned a TED talk he had recently seen, and someone else in the group had never heard of TED.  Well, always up to help a friend, we proceeded to compile a list of some of the best TED talks to initiate him.

I thought I’d share.  Here are 20 of the best TED talks we’ve seen, in no particular order.  Did we miss any?  Let me know in the comments!


Larry Lessig: Laws that choke creativity

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

Bruce Feiler: Agile programming — for your family

Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your worldview

Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

Bobby Umar: School-Learning to Fly

Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome

Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Ze Frank’s nerdcore comedy

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers

Aimee Mullins: It’s not fair having 12 pairs of legs

Ed Lu: Deflecting Asteroids

Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots!

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement

Erik Johansson: Impossible photography