UPDATE: WINNERS NAMED, see below!
Earlier this year I got seized by an idea that wouldn't let go. It turned into a TED talk, just posted.
The talk's been well-received... but nonetheless I want you to tear it to pieces. That's because it's about crowd-accelerated innovation, meaning you-the-crowd are capable of taking an idea and making it way better. So let's test that theory.
Pick holes in my logic!
Give better examples than I could find!
Name the passages which are confusing or obvious!
Suggest how I could use this thinking to improve TED.com!
If, as I argue, web video has the potential to launch the biggest learning cycle in human history, we're going to need the smartest approach possible. So please, watch the talk, and if it sparks anything in your brain, share it by posting a comment below, so that it can spark the rest of us.
I'll read every comment. And I'll mail the best book I've read this year to those who submit the 3 most powerful contributions.
The Prezi I used for the talk is here. And there's a link to an interactive transcript of the talk at the top right of the TED talk-page.
UPDATE Oct 28, 2010. Here are the contributors who I've judged as 'winners'. I ended up with six, all of whom I'll send Matt Ridley's book (if you're one of the six, please email me email@example.com with your physical address). I'm thrilled with the effort put into all the responses. Really helpful. Many others could have won if there had been fewer responses. Thanks to all!
Benita Parker - for the "pitch of your life" concept
Sbijlstra - for suggestions on identifying credible contributors
John Warren - for valuable free tips from a speaking coach!
Ramla Akhtar - for responding in video.
Joerasmussen - for his thoughtful comments on zealots vs vandals
George Por - mainly for his second 'practical idea'