Last week, we were asked to inaugurate TED's very first "partners" session on behalf of Orange. This was the an absolutely awesome experience, as frankly, getting to present the thinking behind On at TED was a dream come true.
TED Global took place in Oxford, with some 800 attendees. After the gloom years, the focus was on the good news. The presentations on spreading education , in true TED style, were astounding, as were talks on decoding the brain, and applying video gaming (Tom Chatfield) behaviours to general motivation. Ralph Simons gave us an entertaining insight into My Sharona, while Annie Lennox got us all sweet dreaming again before reminding us of the topicality of the fight against AIDS. Naif Al-Mutuwa tought us the power of comics in fighting against stereo-typing Islam. Matt Ridley gave a compelling explanation of why progress accelerates. And I managed to miss (slight hangover) a brilliant appearance by Julian Assange on WikiLeaks.