Harsha Bhogle: The rise of cricket, the rise of India

So, what I’m going to do is just give you the latest episode of India’s — maybe the world’s — longest running soap opera, which is cricket. And may it run forever, because it gives people like me a living. It’s got everything that you’d want a normal soap opera to want: It’s got love,…

Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I want to share some personal friends and stories with you that I’ve actually never talked about in public before to help illustrate the idea and the need and the hope for us to reinvent our health care system around the world. Twenty-four years ago, I had — a…

The ancient origins of the Olympics – Armand D’Angour

Thousands of years in the making, what began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia has today become the greatest show of sporting excellence on Earth. The inception date in 776 BC became the basis for the Greek’s earliest calendar, where time was marked…

East vs west — the myths that mystify | Devdutt Pattanaik

To understand the business of mythology and what a Chief Belief Officer is supposed to do, you have to hear a story of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god who is the scribe of storytellers, and his brother, the athletic warlord of the gods, Kartikeya. The two brothers one day decided to go on a race, three…

Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis

Translator: Tijana Mihajlović Reviewer: Ellen Maloney Hi everyone. Gosh, I wish I could dance, but I can’t, and you really don’t want me to. So instead I thought I would talk a little today about how people think. I’m fascinated by this question. I’m a social psychologist, which basically means I’m a professional people watcher….

The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

Translator: Jaime Ochoa Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard In my past life as a soccer coach, once you won a national championship, everyone wants to come play for you. Really not true. Once you paid them $ 25,000 a year in scholarships, everybody wants to come play for you. And parents would always come to me and…