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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: When to Take a Stand - and When to Let It Go

This talk comes from Ash Beckham. She's an amazing speaker. She tells really fascinating stories that tie in with each other and contain important lessons which she herself learns throughout the course of the story.

This talk is about our modern tendency towards polarisation and how we can beliefs that seem contradictory. It also covers some of the struggles she goes through as a non-straight woman that in a way that made me reconsider the way I look at those demographics.

10 comments:

  1. She's a really good speaker! I don't think anyone can be all "one side" or the other. Duality is something we should all strive for and accept.

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    1. Even if we accept that very little in life is black-and-white, we'll make a lot of progress.

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  2. What a great talk! I love listening to all of them. I found out last week that I work with a guy that did a TED talk. I've worked with him for a long time. He works in recruiting, so I hardly see him. It was pretty interesting to watch to.

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  3. Interesting I have never heard of Ash Beckham until now

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  4. I wasn't familiar with this speaker but I enjoyed hearing her views. Good choice, Michael.

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    1. Thanks! I'm never familiar with the speakers, but I'm always enthralled with what they have to say.

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  5. I've never heard of her until now. I think you gave me someone to listen during my long commute home. :)

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    1. Looking through the list, she has done a few more talks. The TED Talk podcast might be a good move for you.

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