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Top Ted Talks For Nurses

Alia Indrawan is an integrative healing practitioner and intuitive guide based in Bali, Indonesia. She has previously worked as a Hospice Nurse, helping people with terminal illness to die gracefully and in peace. She has taken the lessons she’s learned from death and dying and now empowers others to become conscious creators of their lives. She is deeply committed to whole-hearted living, where emotional freedom and vulnerability are honored and celebrated.

Alia integrates her background in traditional medicine with her passion for indigenous healing. Her spot-on intuition and grounded, compassionate nature open up a pathway for powerful self-discovery and a renewed sense of purpose. Alia has developed a client base spanning five continents, a testament to the limitless breadth of her spiritual and emotional guidance.

Physician, CBC Radio Host, and Author of “The Night Shift” Dr. Brian delivers a Talk at TEDxToronto 2011 on the theme of Redefining the Practice of Medicine. 


Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist with a masters in public health from Johns Hopkins. He’s been called “The Doctor of the Future” and one of the “Top Ten Most Creative People in Healthcare” by Fast Company. Esquire Magazine included him in 2009′s “Best and Brightest: Radicals and Rebels Who Are Changing the World” issue.

There’s some amazing things coming down the healthcare pipeline and Daniel Kraft ( @daniel_kraft ) knows a “little” about all of them. We asked him to take us on a rollercoaster-journey through them.

Take for example regenerative medicine, which is starting to experience tremendous growth with the blossoming use of stem cells to help the body heal and replace damaged tissue. Or personalized medicine that allow for far more precise dosage and effectiveness for individuals, not masses. Kraft will touch upon some impressive developments that hint us to the future of medicine. Kraft teaches at Stanford University, is an expert on regenerative medicine, and a member of the faculty at Singularity University and is directing their upcoming FutureMed program.

Fred Lee has the unusual distinction of having been both a vice president at two major medical centers and a cast member at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. At Disney, he helped develop and facilitate Disney’s health care version of its 3-day seminar, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service for the Healthcare Industry. With an insiders experience and a keen eye for cultural comparisons between Disney and American hospitals, he is author of the best selling health care leadership book, If Disney Ran Your Hospital, 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently. In 2005 his book received the Book of the Year Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is now available in Dutch and Portuguese.

Top Ted Talks For Homeland Security Professionals


Loretta Napoleoni details her rare opportunity to talk to the secretive Italian Red Brigades — an experience that sparked a lifelong interest in terrorism. She gives a behind-the-scenes look at its complex economics, revealing a surprising connection between money laundering and the US Patriot Act.


In this impassioned talk, Dr. Usmani demos the Usmani-Kirk Model by plotting an imaginary suicide attack. While sharing his vision to fight terrorism in Pakistan, he astutely comments on the current state of affairs with a tongue-in-cheek manner.


Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy takes on a terrifying question: How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp is intercut with interviews of young camp graduates. A shocking vision.


Oklahoma State University head of Fire Protection and Safety Technology Michael Larrañaga researches high-impact events. His talk addresses the probability of catastrophic and epidemic-like occurrences including forest fires and power outages.


Throughout the history of Islam, says journalist Bobby Ghosh, there have been two sides to jihad: one, internal, a personal struggle to be better, the other external. A small minority (most recently Osama bin Laden) has appropriated the second, using it as an excuse for deadly global violence against “the West.” Ghosh suggests that, now that bin Laden’s worldwide organization has fragmented, it’s time to reclaim the word.

Top Ted Talks For Architects


Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture. Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.


MIT’s Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets — like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away — to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.


Greg Lynn talks about the mathematical roots of architecture — and how calculus and digital tools allow modern designers to move beyond the traditional building forms. A glorious church in Queens (and a titanium tea set) illustrate his theory.


Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.


In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about.

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