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Recap of TEDxBoston

Last week, I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to TEDxBoston– an independently organized TED event.

tedxboston1 “TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future… The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists – is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.”

Well, we didn’t have any Presidents at TEDxBoston, but we did have my favorite speaker, Benjamin Zander, leading the Youth Orchestra of the Americas to Beethoven.  Here is a video of Zander in action at a previous TED event.

Here are  a couple connections between TED and RunMyErrand:

–  TED exists because there have always been people breaking assumptions, and now TED has devoted itself to spreading these ideas for free! For any dreamy entrepreneur, it is relieving to connect with other people who have their own BIG dreams and aspirations.

–  Like TED, RunMyErrand is site where people connect in a community and share resources.  TED makes these connections in a virutal community, and RunMyErrand does it in a physical community.  The power of this technology is making connections where they didn’t exist before.

RunMyErrand and “Service Networking” are ready for TEDxCambridge-  tweet @tedxcambridge on our behalf!

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