For the month of July, we’ve been exploring what it means to be a “modern unicorn” on social media. If you don’t already follow us on Facebook or Instagram, be sure to check us out! Modern unicorns are people who are committed to their ideas, passions, and work and it really shows. You may find some of these people inspiring or you may find that you disagree with their ideas. Whatever the case, these modern unicorns are pushing the boundaries and creating new and important conversations.
To continue this idea, we want to share some TED Talks from people that we think are modern unicorns and who are incredibly inspiring. Hopefully these videos of the talks will get the wheels turning in your minds! Who knows what you might discover. And if you missed Part One of this series, be sure to check it out here.
Gilbert is a well-known author who continues to inspire people to get in touch with their creative sides. In this talk, Gilbert talks about how people aren’t geniuses but vessels for genius. And she digs into this idea. Watch to learn more and perhaps have a new take on your own creativity.
Pinker is all about big questions as a cognitive psychologist. And he asks a tough question: Is the world getting better or worse? It’s a charged question, especially when you consider climate, politics, and economies. But Pinker is ready to get people thinking about these big questions. As Pinker says in this video, there’s a lot of problem solving to be done and progress is really about solving those problems.
Nawaz is a former Islamist extremist and he is using his platform to get people talking about why extremist organizations are succeeding faster than many democratic movements. He is passionate about the importance of this topic and how more resources need to be funneled into democratic movements to help them compete. Nawaz calls for global social activism to help spread democracy in the face of rising nationalism.