Summary of TED Talks Viewed

From the series of TED talks I reviewed so far, a very common theme is that of mind over matter. Essentially you think about what you or your ideal life or lifestyle is like, and gravitate towards it. Others showcase interesting ideas or things such as underwater creatures or sixth sense technology, or perhaps bank… Continue reading Summary of TED Talks Viewed

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Learning Points from Helen Fisher’s TED Talk on “Why we Love, Why we Cheat”

Another one on relationships and romantic love. Execution and perspective slightly different from the previous one by Esther Perel. Learning points as follows: 1. There are 2 major world trends affecting relationships now. Women moving back to the workforce, and aging population. 2. Romantic love is not an emotion. It is a drive. 3. Lust,… Continue reading Learning Points from Helen Fisher’s TED Talk on “Why we Love, Why we Cheat”

Learning Points from Jon Ronson’s TED Talk on “Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test”

An amusing TED talk by Jon Ronson on what makes a psychopath. See if you fit any of the criteria! 1. It is harder to convince people you're sane than it is to convince them you're crazy. 2. Signs of a psychopath include a. Being aloof and grandiose b. faking madness c. cunning d. manipulative… Continue reading Learning Points from Jon Ronson’s TED Talk on “Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test”

Learning Points from Barry Schwartz’s TED Talk on ” The Paradox of Choice”

A portion of this talk was covered in Dan Gilbert's "The Surprising Science of Happiness". Well surprisingly. Read the points to find out! 1. Having freedom of choice produces paralysis, rather than liberation as intended. This is because, with so many things to choose from, people find it hard to choose anything at all. 2.… Continue reading Learning Points from Barry Schwartz’s TED Talk on ” The Paradox of Choice”

Learning Points from Esther Perel’s TED Talk on “The Secret to Desire in a Long Term Relationship”

Being in a relationship, this topic means a lot to me. Learning points as follows: 1. At the heart of sustaining desire in a committed relationship lies 2 fundamental human needs. The need for security, and the need for mystery. 2. We are asking one person, our partner, to give us what an entire village… Continue reading Learning Points from Esther Perel’s TED Talk on “The Secret to Desire in a Long Term Relationship”