16 Inspiring and Motivational TED Talks from 2011

by Jake Rocheleau
on February 16, 2012

TED Talks have been an enormous source of inspiration to both myself and many other freelancers. All intellectuals will enjoy these speakers who lecture on a wide range of topics. Popular ideas encompass world affairs, society, scientific breakthroughs, technological advancements, plus tons of other fascinating concepts. Check out some videos in the gallery below and let us know your thoughts about TED going into 2012.

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness

Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact

Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

Robin Ince: Science versus wonder?

Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity

Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong

Marco Tempest: Augmented reality, techno-magic

Deb Roy: The birth of a word

Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling

Paul Zak: Trust, morality — and oxytocin

About Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a freelance writer, designer, and illustrator. He currently writes articles on user experience design for web & mobile. You can see more work on his portfolio site and follow his tweets @jakerocheleau.