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Steve Jobs - Commencement Speech at Stanford University in a video (subtitles) and in a DOC file (Inspiring Videos)

Steve Jobs - Commencement Speech at Standford University: one of the best speeches to be found on the Web according to TED Talks. Here with subtitles in English for the speech and the full transcript in a DOC file.



Dave Eggers (2008 TED Prize wish): Once Upon a School (24:26) (Inspiring Videos)

Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open

Writing is only his day job: Dave Eggers moonlights as a publisher, philanthropist and advocate for students and teachers. (Ted.com)

With a closed caption/subtitled version.



Jill Bolte Taylor’s powerful stroke of insight (18:41) (Inspiring Videos)

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery. (From Ted.com)
With a closed caption/subtitled version.



Matthieu Ricard, a French molecular biologist turned a Buddhist monk, on how to get happiness (20:58) (Inspiring Videos)

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? French molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
About Matthieu Ricard

Sometimes called the "happiest man in the world," Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author and photographer.
With a closed caption/subtitled version.



Paralympic Sprinter Aimee Mullins Talks about Her Amazing Carbon-fiber Prosthetic Legs (20:47) & (10:02) (Inspiring Videos)

This video is truly inspiring—one of my favorites. In this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line. And here is a more recent talk by Aimee Mullins, who is today an athlete, actor and activist. Aimee tells us about a dozen of her amazing pairsher prosthetic legs and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be. Let us all learn from Aimee how to make the most of what we have been granted in life.
With a closed caption/subtitled version.



Sir Ken Robinson on an Education System That Encourages Creativity (19:21) (Inspiring Videos)

TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
With a closed caption/subtitled version.



Computer Scientist Randy Pausch Gives His Version of "The Last Lecture" (1:16:27) (Inspiring Videos)

This subtiitled video of Randy Pausch’s "Last Lecture" is a very moving document for ESL learners and other people as well. Let his words of wisdom guide us and help us live better lives.
With a closed caption/subtitled version.



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