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Ryan Coogler, director of "Fruitvale Station," picks his 6 favorite talks. He also calls out Steve Jobs' "How to Live Before You Die," calling it: "One of the best speeches given during my lifetime. Jobs gives a personal meditation on what it means to be human."
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1
A guerilla gardener in South Central LA
10:45
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
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2
Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity
19:28
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
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3
How to green the desert and reverse climate change
22:19
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert, begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work
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4
Less stuff, more happiness
05:49
Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.
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5
The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...
21:04
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.
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6
The why and how of effective altruism
17:19
If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to be altruistic to others. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality -- and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share. NOTE: Starting at 0:30, this talk
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