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May 27, 2011

Yesterday i attended TEDxBeirutSalon @ LAU, Beirut
TED “is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading — through, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.” and that’s exactly what it is ..

the event was basically a screening of a few TED talks to bring in the spirit of TED to the local community in Beirut..
one talk that really stood out, caused controversy (yes it did!!) and brought home a very important point is a talk by Derek Sivers, titled: “How to start a movement”

transcript available in his blog as well:  Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy (for those that suffer from #Ontornet)

Lesson: “Leadership is over-glorified.” .. “nurturing” the first follower is what makes a movement.
maybe only a true leader can appreciate the truth in this fact…

Just some food for thought.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Fadi permalink
    May 29, 2011 4:24 pm

    Awesome !

  2. May 31, 2011 5:38 am

    Here’s also my take on the discussion that happened after Derek Sivers talk. I didn’t share my thoughts live during TEDxBeirutSalon because time was short:

    Thanks so much for this post. And for your lovely enthusiasm in spreading the TED spirit. We really want to uncover all hidden TEDsters in the middle east and bring then together.

    P.S.: I absolutely love the tagline in the header of this post. Absolutely love it. Thank you for doing this.

    • May 31, 2011 6:01 pm

      I love TED initiatives, never fail to inspire and educate…

      the comments were too debate(able) so i skipped commenting as well … but then again, that’s why we blog 🙂

      can’t wait for more!

  3. May 31, 2011 6:56 am

    I am really bummed that I couldn’t go.

  4. May 31, 2011 7:26 am

    Yasmine, I’m sorry you missed the event. You can see the pics here:
    Facebook: Flickr:

    We may be posting a few video clips from the event – if we get enough time to edit them, and #Ontornet allows up to upload.

    And we’re having another one in a month 🙂 don’t miss it.

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