Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was posted by CN&CO Chief Senor Carel. Here’s why he chose it:

For my choice this week, I decided I would push the boundaries a bit – and why not?! Team CN&CO have been publishing our TED Talk Tuesday’s for over 70 weeks now. And rather than choose just one talk, I thought it may be useful to share one of the TED Playlists – a collection of talks around a particular theme. And who knows, maybe the CN&CO community will publish our own TED Playlist in the not too distant future…

The playlist I have chosen is titled “An ode to unsung heroes.” And whilst I find the selection a tad too Northern American focused, it does talk to a belief I have – there are millions of people who, daily, in a myriad of ways, add immense value to the world and make it a better place. Each one of us, in fact, has the ability – and I would argue – responsibility – to use our talents and our circumstances to contribute. Fame, high praise and adulation is meant for only very few (and, quite frankly, being well-known and a celebrity must be hectic and intrusive – who needs that?!) I hope that you enjoy reading about unsung heroes and that you will join/continue in your own, unsung way, to contribute. Thank you to all those who don’t get praise, but make a positive difference. Ngiyabonga.