Beyond Measure by Margaret Heffernan | ideas.ted.com

Culture defines any business, yet it’s also one of the hardest things to manage. In this extract from her TED Book, Margaret Heffernan describes the important, often-overlooked element necessary to build an effective, efficient organization: social capital.

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Rich and poor, left and right, we all agree the world should be more equal. Dan Ariely and Michael Norton have spent the past decade analyzing the data. Now, they tackle what to do next.

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Timothy Doner started teaching himself to speak in other languages when he was 13, and was quickly hailed as a prodigy for his linguistic proficiency. But as he soon realized, there’s more to fluency than being able to barter over kebabs in Arabic or order from a menu in Hindi.

Should you call that meeting?

A public service announcement from TED, with help from artist Wendy MacNaughton.

Illustration by Andrea Turvey for TED.

Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures. But what feeds your soul?

Cowboy at Paniolo Heritage Rodeo-Saturday, Mauna Loa, Hawaii.

So much has disappeared from the islands of my childhood. Will the paniolo be next?

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Star Trek star George Takei has written a musical. No, not about his time on the U.S.S Enterprise, but about his family’s experience being interned during World War II. Take a look at this and other pop culture references to this little known period of American history