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Mousuf Chowdhury | 21 Sep 2012, 2:28 PM |

 

TED Talks! It’s moto: Ideas Worth Spreading.

To no surprise it’s doing just that, it is a worldwide Phenomenon. This platform where the brightest minds — scientists, designers, inventors —  go to spread their ideas. Many of these leaders deliver their insights, their beliefs at TED conferences around the world, which are then uploaded onto TED.com. To date, the talk videos have received 800 million views.

To be successful you must learn from others those who have been there. This no doubt an excellent place to learn how some of the world’s most successful people became so.

TED constructed a list of 20 most watched videos to date

  1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 13,409,417 views
  2. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 10,409,851
  3. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 9,223,263
  4. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 7,879,541
  5. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 7,467,580
  6. Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do (2006): 6,879,488
  7. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 6,050,294
  8. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die (2005): 5,444,022
  9. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 4,966,643
  10. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability (2010): 4,763,038
  11. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 4,706,241
  12. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 4,658,425
  13. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your genius (2009): 4,538,037
  14. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 4,269,082
  15. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008): 4,153,105
  16. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen (2006): 3,891,251
  17. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators (2008): 3,869,417
  18. Keith Barry does brain magic (2004): 3,847,893
  19. Mary Roach 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 3,810,630
  20. Vijay Kumar demos robots that fly like birds (2012): 3,535,340

 

Links obtained from http://blog.ted.com/2012/08/21/the-20-most-watched-ted-talks-to-date/

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