This is the best TED talk I’ve seen in a long time. At TEDxBrusseles, Paddy Ashdown talks about the ongoing change of power not only between nations and states (from the Atlantic circle to the Pacific circle), but also to and between international and global corporations and institutions.
He also makes a point that because of this global shift, we’re interconnected and interdependent and praises cooperation: “In the modern age where everything is connected to everything the most important thing about what you can do, is what you can do with others.” Well worth watching.
From the video:
“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family. Have fun. Save a little money.”
“That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact and that is: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”
“Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”