Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave? The subject of race can be very touchy.
As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail. " But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page. Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version) - Chris Anderson. Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence. Robert Thurman: Expanding your circle of compassion. Robert Wright: The evolution of compassion. Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The profound journey of compassion.
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