10 TED Talks Given by Mormons

TED Talks have become increasingly popular over the past few years, sharing new, powerful, or unique ideas in short video segments. TED speakers come from all walks of life, and locally sponsored TEDx conferences appear in cities and college campuses all over the country.

It's no surprise that Mormons have made their way into the TED sphere, sharing their own thoughts and stories on knowledge, comedy, purpose, education, beauty, success, mental illness, and a variety of other topics. Below are TED/TEDx talks from 10 Mormons that you might like to check out. 

1. Clayton Christensen

Clayton Christensen is a professor of Business Administration at Harvard University and author of several books, including the well-known The Power of Everday Missionaries. The talk featured below discusses principles from his book How Will You Measure Your Life? in which Christensen uses business theories to explain why we often, without meaning to, implement personal strategies that lead us far away from the lives we truly want to live. 

2. Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings holds the longest winning streak on the game show Jeopardy! He won 74 games in a row in 2004. He also holds the second-place record for highest earnings from the show at $3,196,300. In his TEDxBerkley talk, Jennings shares his perspective on being ousted by an artificial intelligence computer named Watson in a game show challenge and discusses the value of learning and knowledge in a world where information can be almost instantaneously accessed on the internet. 

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