Back from TED 2011, and ...

... it was amazing.  I was blown away by the other speakers and was therefore a bundle of nerves before my own talk (which, just to torture me, was in the very last session of the conference).  In the end, though, I had a huge amount of fun, on the stage as well as off.  Really thrilled and honored to have had the chance to participate. 

 

Okay, maybe you don’t have strong beliefs about the “right” way to load a dishwasher, or about your sweetheart’s propensity to do it “wrong.” In that case, either you are unusually saintly or (like me) you don’t own a dishwasher. But you almost certainly get involved in domestic disputes about who’s right and who’s wrong all the time; we all do. Although interpersonal arguments can have a number of causes – from serious and painful breaches in trust to the fact that we haven’t had our coffee yet – an impressive number of them amount to a tug-of-war over who possesses the truth. We fight over the right to be right.