I’ve been on TED’s mailing list for years, as they make interesting recommendations each week from their extensive library of short “talks” on just about any subject you can imagine. Doing a TED Talk can make a career, even in classical music. (Just ask Eric Whitacre, Gustavo Dudamel or any of the other numerous musicians who have gained recognition from the platform.) Over the years, the organization has managed to link suggestions thematically, creating some interesting cross-referencing that can lead to inspiration and exciting realizations.
This week is a case in point, and based on our ongoing conversations with Listers and arts leaders, a few of these seem particularly apt for performing artists, whether they delve into our psyches or light up creativity. Take a look, and see if something grabs you:
And as a bonus, here’s a podcast from Originals author Adam Grant, available from Spotify: