I am a sucker for reading or hearing about a person's personal story and that is why I enjoy listening and watching to Ted talks. In the last few days I found a few that were very thought provoking and interesting. One was by a Nigerian woman
writer named Chimananda Adichie and the title of her talk is "The Danger of Telling a Single Story" which basically focuses on the idea that we all have "one story" that we play in our heads about a particular person, culture, country or concept and tend not to expand that story by learning and reading more. It made me think about how limiting my ideas may be and makes me want to read and research more about everything!
The other talk is by a plastics engineer, Mike Biddle, who started a worldwide recycling company called MBA Polymers, located in various countries around the world. He was motivated to start the company by his overriding need to get rid of waste. Its really an amazing story about his "story" and how his company evolved.
See below for links for both talks: