TED 2016 – Best Quotes

The TED 2016 Conference

The theme for 2016 was “Dream” but it was the quotation printed inside the first page of conference book that really caught my attention:

“Make no small plans”

Astro Teller, Google’s head of “X”, Google’s “moonshot factory” that has created self-driving cars and Project Loon:

“The secret to our moonshot factory is to make it easy and rewarding to kill projects”

“Enthusiastic skepticism is optimism’s best partner”

 Al Gore, On the transition to renewable, sustainable energy:

“This is the biggest new business opportunity in the history of the world”

Judit Polgar, the Hungarian chess Grandmaster and youngest person to achieve Grandmaster status, on beating Garry Kasparov, one of the world’s greatest chess players:

“To give check mate is always fun”

Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, and an expert on Muslim communities:

“ISIS has as much to do with Islam as he KKK does with Christianity”

Chris milk, music video producer turned Virtual Reality cinematographer:

“VR is an empathy machine”

Adam Grant, a professor at Wharton and author of the upcoming book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, defines as “Originals” as non conformists – successful people that defy standard molds:

“Procrastination can be a vice for productivity but a virtue for creativity”

“The greatest originals fail the most because they try the most”


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