The great thing about TED talks is that they are relatively short and almost always of high quality. Here are some talks that we have found that are relevant to innovating in collaborations. If you know of others we would love to hear about them.
Kevin B. Jones: Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine
In a thoughtful talk about the nature of knowledge, Jones shows how science is at its best when scientists humbly admit what they do not yet understand.
Steven Johnson: The playful wonderland behind great inventions
Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, like the computer, didn’t emerge out of necessity at all but instead from the strange delight of play.
Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust
‘Collaborative consumption’: How the placement of trust is driving new economies by utilizing technology, and how the principles used relate to collaborative behaviors and can be directly applied in collaborative projects.
Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity
How iterating with multiple inputs creates a high value product, providing you harness individual talents in collaborative problem solving.
Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration
How CAPTCHA uses users to help digistise books and translate the web
Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption
Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites are changing the rules of human behavior