Sharelek with TED

29 november, 2013

Igår samlades vi en liten skara geek girls på LBi’s kontor i centrala Göteborg för att se på inspirerande TED Talks och för att diskutera intrycken efteråt. Maria och Emilie hade fixat så att lokalen var upplyst med värmeljus och det stod serverat ett härligt bord med surdegsbröd, franska dessertostar och mörkchoklad. Ingen geek girl ska behöva lida i onödan, som Maria brukar säga.

Vi hade fått in tips på bästa TED Talks genom vår Facebooksida och vi fick in fler tips än vad vi hann se. Ett event som detta visar också på att man inte behöver förbereda en massa olika talare och ha stora inbjudningar, utan att låta enkelheten i att tillsammans ta sig tid och se olika TED Talks som vi kanske inte alltid får sett annars i vår vardag.

Nedan är listan på de talks som vi såg (har längre beskrivning) och de som vi inte hann se just igår.

 

TED Talks

 

Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women’s issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a ”soft” issue, she says, women’s issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death. A frank and funny Q&A with Pat Mitchell from the Paley Center.

Since leaving office as US Secretary of State in 2001, Madeleine Albright has continued her distinguished career in foreign affairs as a businesswoman, political adviser and professor.

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Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.

Amy Tan is the author of such beloved books as The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife and The Hundred Secret Senses.

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

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Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

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Susan Cain: The power of introverts

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Candy Chang: Before I die I want to…

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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

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Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

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Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition

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Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive

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Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women

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TED öppnade upp höstens första Geek Girl Academy

16 oktober, 2012

Hösten har kommit, löven på träden börjar ändra färg och regnet är en konstant tillvaro i Göteborg. Med popcorn och tända stearinljus öppnade vi upp höstens första Geek Girl Academy i LBi:s lokaler. Kvällen bjöd på våra favorit TED talks och värmdes med tankvärda och intrycksfulla diskussioner. Amy Cuddy pratade om power poses och att ändra frasen fake it ‘til you make it till fake it ‘till you become it. Spelutvecklaren Jane Mcgonigal pratade om hur online spel skulle kunna lösa världsproblemen och Facebooks Chief Officer Operations Sheryl Sandberg pratade om vikten att ta plats vid bordet (styrelsebordet). Sist pratade Aimee Mullins om lyxen att kunna ha 12 par ben och kunna morfa sig själv från att ha ben som en supermodell till att ha benen liknande en leopard.

 

Här finns de TED Talks vi såg under vår Geek Girl Academy

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html

 

Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html

 

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders.html

 

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

Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs — she’s got a dozen amazing pairs — and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height … Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.

http://www.ted.com/talks/aimee_mullins_prosthetic_aesthetics.html

 

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