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Close of TED: The 5 best ideas worth spreading

By James Crabtree  

At the end, TED seems different

At the end, TED seems different

The motto of the TED conference, where I’ve spent the last few days, is “ideas worth spreading.” It was a mixed bag: sometimes brilliant, certainly eclectic, stylish, but aesthetically intellectual rather than heavyweight. I think that was the intention, too. The final session today combined speeches from a Benedictine monk, an orchestra conductor, a management theorist and art curator Daniel Birnbaum. If that sounds like the type of mix that might be tricky to get your…

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