Bill Gates, Edward Snowden, Larry Page, and the inventor of the World Wide Web converged on the year’s hottest topics.
TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.
If you’ve yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to dash off to South America for this global-minded innovation conference, you can get inspired at home by watching the following top TED Talks of the year.
Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most rewarding thing we’ve done
In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates took a trip to Africa that changed the way they viewed what was truly valuable. The extreme poverty they witnessed then instigated a lifelong commitment to give back 95 percent of their wealth.