March 01, 2013
One recent study, by Jean Twenge, author of The Narcissism Epidemic, finds that the extensive amounts of time college students spend on social networking sites leads to narcissism. Other experts say that's not the only downside. They fear that this generation of young people will grow up with communication skills so stunted, it will significantly impact the quality of their adult lives.
A startup's culture has a direct impact on the type of product that eventually gets built, its brand and even its ability to raise money and generate revenue. Entrepreneurs need to take the time to really think about the kind of company they want to create because it can make the difference between success and failure.
Here's what McAfee says: "The droids are taking our jobs, but focusing on that fact misses the point entirely. The point is that then we are freed up to do other things, and what we're going to do, I am very confident, is reduce poverty, and drudgery and misery around the world. I'm very confident we're going to learn to live more lightly on the planet and I am extremely confident that what we're going to do with our new digital tools is going to be so profound, and so beneficial, that it's going to make a mockery of everything that came before."
In the spirit of TED 2013, here are 10 amazing TED Talks that have helped me think differently about what business can be, how to be a better leader, and how to become a better global citizen. I hope they do the same for you.