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Sunday, 17 January 2016 09:29

4 TED Talks every non-Millennial should see

Written by Brendan Ihmig

TED is a not just an idea it is a movement. With over 2000 videos uploaded and attracting well over a billion views, TED is an invaluable source of information. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and was the brainchild of Richard Saul Wurman, who observed a convergence of these fields in 1984. With the slogan “Ideas worth sharing” TED has become the 'go to' for information and inspiration from the world's leaders in the fields of not only technology, entertainment and design but also for business, science, culture, medicine and academics among others.

Millennials. For some they are a generation of 'lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with there parents' (TIME Magazine). For others they are a generation of collaborative team players who seek meaning and purpose. Understanding Millennials, managing and leading them and engaging them in the work place is most definitely not 'business as usual' and will require a lot more insight and effort than with previous generations. The following four TED Talks are a great point of reference to getting started with understanding this generation.

The Millennial myth | Kristen Hadeed | TEDxStLouisWomen

The Millennial revolution | Ernesto Sirolli | TEDxSacramento

How to make Millennials want to work for you | Keevin O'Rourke | TEDxUNI

How Millennials are changing everything: John Zogby at TEDxUtica

For more TED Talks about Millennials, check out my YouTube Channel playlist HERE.

 

More about TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

egardless of which side of the fence you sit regarding this generation, Millennials are here and are here in numbers and will over the next 2-3 years represent around half the total work force.

 

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