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Listening as an Act of 'Positive Disruption': What I Learned From 2013 TEDxChange

Lisa Russell | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I don't know what it is about Melinda Gates, but I have always been intrigued by her. Truthfully, I have not really ever known why.  Maybe it's the ...

Positively Disrupting the Global Community

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Melinda Gates

Disruption is often unwelcome. But some disruption can be a positive -- even vital -- catalyst for change. That is why I am so thrilled about this year's TEDxChange theme of "positive disruption."

Wanted: Professional Soulmate

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Dr. Layla McCay

It turns out that while I was spending my formative years coming up with brilliant ideas to change the world, I should actually have been screening my fellow students for their potential as my future business partners.

TEDxChange: Looking Ahead to a Stellar Line-Up

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

There's no greater honor than to take to the stage alongside a line-up of individuals from around the globe for whom I have such great respect. This year's speakers are all unique in their talents and perspectives, but they also have much in common: a strong belief in our ability to change the world for good.

Making a Difference One Life at a Time

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Seven billion people live on the planet. And we want every one of them to have the chance to live a healthy and productive life.

The Hardest Workers

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

I am filled with tremendous optimism mostly due to one fact: while we here at the foundation might be working hard to help lift people out of poverty, the poor are working harder.


Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

On Monday, we held our first TEDxChange salon, in Kibera, Nairobi. It was inspiring for me to meet the community there and hear their perspectives on ...

Hans Rosling: The Good News of the Decade?

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

2010-10-07-pullcopy.jpgHans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news.

Social Entrepreneurs and Change in Dubai

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

How is it that Coke can sell 1.5 billion servings daily and dispense to far flung areas that NGOs, Quangos and aid agencies have difficulty reaching? Coke's distribution takes advantage of local entrepreneurs.

WATCH: TEDxChange Webcast On Millennium Development Goals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: The live webcast is now over. To watch the video of the event, visit TEDxChange marks the 10-year anniversary of the Mi...

'The Future We'll Make' Photo Campaign

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty --- what does that really mean? At the foundation, it's very clear we can't do this alone. This was how we created the idea for the "Future We'll Make" photo campaign.