Five unconventional ideas for every budding engineer

first_imgTom ThumIn a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile. For the complete video of the beatboxing masterclass, http://www.ted.com/talks Adam GrantHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational,Tom ThumIn a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile. For the complete video of the beatboxing masterclass, http://www.ted.com/talksAdam GrantHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals – including embracing failure. For the complete video, www.ted.comDebbie SterlingClose your eyes and picture an engineer. Chances are, you didn’t picture a woman. Debbie Sterling, a mechanical engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, wants to change that. In the inspiring talk, she explains how she’s preparing young girls to become tomorrow’s engineers. For the complete video, www.ted.comVarun AgarwalFrom failing in engineering to co-founding a million-dollar company. In a world where everyone around us want us to “think” and follow the conventional route to success, INK Fellow Varun Agarwal shares a very different mantra of success — “Don’t think.” For the complete INK Talk, www.inktalks.comJacob BarnettJacob Barnett shows how to “forget what you know” to tell the story of being a misunderstood mathematical prodigy at the age of eight; expands Einstein’s ‘field of relativity’ theory by simple geomatrical shapes. For the complete video visit ed.ted.comCompiled by Ananya Kaushiklast_img read more