Richard Saul Wurman - Wild Business Growth Podcast #254: Creator of TED

Richard Saul Wurman – Wild Business Growth Podcast #254: Creator of TED

Ask great questions. That’s the story of this week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, Richard Saul Wurman. Richard is the Creator of TED. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 254: Richard Saul Wurman – Creator of TED

Richard Saul Wurman, the Creator of TED and other top conferences, Author of 90 books, Architect, and Artist, joins the show to share his journey from taking a triple course load at Penn to exploring challenging questions at age 88. Hear why he wishes he was a brain in a jar, his thoughts on being mentally sharp at his age, how to get better at listening and acronyms, how to decide what project to pursue next, and the most interesting documentary he’s ever watched. This episode covers everything from Yo-Yo Ma to telling the truth. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What would Richard’s ideal birthday party look like
  • Why does he love acronyms
  • What is obsidian
  • Was Richard always driven by curiosity and fascination
  • What’s the difference between an idea you pursue and an interesting thought
  • Is Richard more different from how he was in his 40s or 20s
  • How did I expect this conversation would go
  • Synesthesia

Connect with Richard at Wurman.com.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail. You can also find the full transcript here.

Show Notes

Richard Saul Wurman - Wild Business Growth Podcast #254: Creator of TED
When you start off with “How you doing today?”
Richard Saul Wurman - Wild Business Growth Podcast #254: Creator of TED
Richard Saul Wurman - Wild Business Growth Podcast #254: Creator of TED

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