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As a TED speaker, Nilofer has shared stages with Malcolm Gladwell, and even Bono (yes, THAT Bono).

Nilofer Merchant, Author, Speaking at TED2013, Long Beach, CA February 25, 2013

TED2013 Talk Coverage

Getting asked to speak at TED2013 was delightful, but especially because I got the chance to redeem myself from my less-than-stellar talk at TEDGlobal. I write about the secrets of getting ready for the “talk of one’s life”, at Linked In… which was a slightly therapeutic moment … a way to work through the nervousness.  More

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Onlyness (The Topic and the Talk at TEDxHouston)

The first step to unlocking talent in the #SocialEra is celebrating something I’ve termed onlyness. Onlyness is that thing that only that one individual can bring to a situation. It includes the journey and passions of each human. Onlyness is fundamentally about honoring each person: first as we view ourselves and second as we are  More


Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation

Yesterday, I shared with you the “big” news that I’m speaking at TED at their Long Beach event a short 40 or so days from now. The topic of my talk may surprise you. It’s not on business models of the future, or why collaboration matters, or about the need to dissolve us v. them  More

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Speaking at TED2013

Keeping secrets is incredibly hard. I lack the poker face. So, most times, I just avoid people or situations so I won’t spill the beans. And for many weeks now I’ve wanted to write and tell you this news but I was sworn to secrecy… I’ve been invited to deliver a talk on the Main  More


Keeper of the Flame… Conversation on Video with Nancy Duarte

Whenever I give an interview, I ask the conversation partner to not tell me any of the questions because I really want it to be a conversation — not some rehearsed packaging of ideas. Sometimes, this comes out well, and sometimes not. The combination of factors affects it — the questions themselves, the community that  More


Thriving in the SocialEra & What it means for Social Business

When you realize social can affect everything, you can create value entire differently. And that has huge implications for us as leaders, for our organizations and for our economy. But it will mean we need to stop thinking “Social Media” and start thinking about what Social really means — to be connected, purposefully and in  More