Adding to my goal to read 52 books in 2017, I also made a goal to watch 100+ popular TED Talks in 2017. 

The jaw-dropping, persuasive, fascinating, and inspiring talks given at TED are transforming me as a leader and as a man.

Here’s what I’ve watched so far:

  1. 01.08.2017 Lara Boyd: After watching this, your brain will not be the same
  2. 01.10.2017 Brian Boxer-Wachler: fight for sight
  3. 01.11.2017 Tai Lopez: Why I read a book a day (and why you should too)
  4. 01.12.2017 Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
  5. 01.12.2017 Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation
  6. 01.14.2017 Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius 
  7. 01.23.2017 Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don’t have one true calling 
  8. 01.25.2017 Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career 
  9. 01.26.2017 Anne Curzan: What makes a word “real”?
  10. 02.02.2017 Aaron O’Connell: Making sense of a visible quantum object
  11. 02.02.2017 James Veitch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email
  12. 02.02.2017 Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
  13. 02.02.2017 Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice
  14. 02.03.2017 Daniel Levitin: How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed
  15. 02.03.2017 Deb Roy: The birth of a word
  16. 02.06.2017 Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen
  17. 02.13.2017 John Lloyd: An inventory of the invisible
  18. 02.17.2017 Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain
  19. 02.17.2017 Nagin Cox: What time is it on Mars?
  20. 02.18.2017 Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world
  21. 02.26.2017 Brian Greene: Is our universe the only universe?
  22. 03.01.2017 Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self
  23. 03.01.2017 Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do
  24. 03.03.2017 Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen
  25. 03.03.2017 Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
  26. 03.06.2017 Keith Barry: Brain magic
  27. 03.07.2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story
  28. 03.11.2017 Hans Rosling: The best stats you’ve ever seen
  29. 03.11.2017 Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame
  30. 03.11.2017 John Koenig: Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions
  31. 03.14.2017 Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance
  32. 03.14.2017 Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion
  33. 03.27.2017 Megan Phelps-Roper: I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I Left
  34. 03.28.2017 JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure
  35. 03.30.2017 Eduardo Briceño: How to get better at the things you care about
  36. 04.02.2017 Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
  37. 04.02.2017 Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
  38. 04.04.2017 Tim Harford: How frustration can make us more creative
  39. 04.05.2017 Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
  40. 04.09.2017 Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure
  41. 04.14.2017 David Bolinsky: Visualizing the wonder of a living cell
  42. 04.16.2017 Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time
  43. 04.18.2017 Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture
  44. 04.19.2017 Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds
  45. 04.20.2017 Robin Ince: Science versus wonder?
  46. 04.20.2017 Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity
  47. 04.20.2017 Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think
  48. 04.21.2017 Jean-Baptiste Michel + Erez Lieberman Aiden: What we learned from 5 million books
  49. 04.21.2017 Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread
  50. 04.28.2017 Brian Little: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality
  51. 04.28.2017 Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
  52. 04.28.2017 Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley
  53. 05.03.2017 J.J. Abrams: The mystery box
  54. 05.09.2017 Stella Young: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much
  55. 05.09.2017 Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.
  56. 05.09.2017 Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure
  57. 05.10.2017 Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything
  58. 05.11.2017 Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a boy became an artist
  59. 05.11.2017 Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough
  60. 05.12.2017 Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
  61. 05.13.2017 Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks
  62. 05.15.2017 Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership
  63. 05.15.2017 Robert Sapolsky: The biology of our best and worst selves
  64. 05.17.2017 Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
  65. 05.31.2017 Daniel Goleman: Why aren’t we more compassionate?
  66. 06.05.2017 Ben Ambridge: 10 myths about psychology, debunked
  67. 06.05.2017 Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact
  68. 06.07.2017 Casey Brown: Know your worth, and then ask for it
  69. 06.07.2017 Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color
  70. 06.11.2017 Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
  71. 06.13.2017 Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English
  72. 06.13.2017 Amy Purdy: Living beyond limits
  73. 06.14.2017 Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from
  74. 06.16.2017 Ricardo Semler: How to run a company with (almost) no rules
  75. 06.17.2017 James Altucher: Choose yourself
  76. 06.17.2017 Lizzie Velasquez: How do you define yourself?
  77. 06.17.2017 Mel Robbins: How to stop screwing yourself over
  78. 06.20.2017 Sam Berns: My philosophy for a happy life
  79. 07.02.2017 Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar: What happens in your brain when you pay attention?
  80. 09.01.2017 Susan Cain: The power of introverts
  81. 09.01.2017 Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
  82. 11.20.2017 Scott Geller: The psychology of self-motivation
  83. 11.30.2017 David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 minutes
  84. 12.06.2017 Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
  85. 12.01.2017 Joshua Harris: Strong enough to be wrong
  86. 12.19.2017 John McWhorter: 4 reasons to learn a new language
  87. 12.19.2017 Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language 
  88. 12.20.2017 Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it 
  89. 12.20.2017 Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought
  90. 12.20.2017 Steven Pinker: What our language habits reveal
David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global

David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.


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