TEDxNavesink Organizers & Entrepreneurs Share Tips for Business Success

 By Susan Chaney Hurricane Sandy left a devastating path of destruction in its wake and we learned much about our communities, businesses and ourselves after the storm. It’s clear that it will take more than just a hammer and nails to rebuild. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it’s going to […]

How TED talks both fascinate and inspire

Twenty months ago in the dim and cold of December in Brussels, Paddy Ashton took the stage at a TEDx event. Informed by a lifetime of diplomatic service his speech carried the tremendous weight of someone who has spent countless nights unraveling politics as it played out over the world stage.

Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions

Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness and a noted behavorial psychologist, explains in his TED talk how we are terribly accurate in making poor decisions.

Feminism Isn’t Dead, It’s Gone Viral

Modern day feminist, Kat Lazo believes that “Online feminism is the future of feminism.” On September 20th at the TEDxNavesink event at Brookdale Performing Arts Center, she’s prepared to share the success of how modern day feminists are using the Internet’s massive reach to end gender inequality. 23 year old, Kat Lazo grew up in a South American […]

Information overload: Separating the signal from the noise

Today, information flows fast. In recent years, this trend has only accelerated. The Internet serves as a perfect conduit for delivering information at an incredibly high velocity. News from all corners of the globe accumulates rapidly and is for the most part readily accessible. The sheer speeds at which information is captured and put to use can have a measurable impact on the course of events.

How play allows us to be more creative

In his TED talk ‘Tales of creativity and play’, Tim Brown discusses the inherent difficulties of encouraging creativity in the workplace. Brown suggests that trust, more than anything else, allows people to harness their creative faculties. Faced with the dullness of a cubicle office or a workplace brimming with artful spontaneity, most people will choose the latter.

How do we get people to care about their government? Ask Nike

In his TED Talk, Dave Meslin argues that people aren’t tuning out their local government, rather they are being shut out (either intentionally or unintentionally) of the process. What he categorizes as “intentional exclusion” many local governments make it exceedingly difficult for people to 1.) understand what is going on at the municipal level and 2.) actively participate in the process of governing.

Should we save the orange with GMOs?

Oranges will almost certainly go extinct without human intervention so genetic modification may be necessary. If consumers are willing to accept GMOs through their unseen risks, should they be developed?

Music is alive and well at the Jersey shore

Ride your bicycle through Asbury Park on a summer evening and succumb to the siren song of this musical seaside city. Whether it’s an Energizer Bunny- like drummer boy who pulls long shifts on the boardwalk for tips, the melodic duo Uke and Drum at The Beach Bar, or a Sublime concert on the summer […]

A pioneer in suburban agriculture

On a winding street tucked away in the woods is a quaint little farm. Here one can skirt past a coop of chickens and goats and end up under an apple tree for an afternoon nap. No, this is not western New York or rural Vermont, although at first glance you might think you were […]