I hadn't heard much about TED until a colleague forwarded me the TED talk by Bill Gates
What struck me is the fact that today, someone like him actually has the power to change (or atleast influence a change) in public policies the world over on topics that do not have a direct correlation (or maybe, in the grander scheme of things - they do!) to the company or the products which gave him the power in the first place!
Awesome! I don't know if one could call that a success.
Anyways, TED is coming closer home, TED India is slated November 4-7th at Infosys Mysore. An interesting tidbit- registration costs $2400 which as Manish at Pluggd.in put it - is as costly as buying a brand new Tata Nano car:).