• How the scrappy TED conference became a juggernaut worth millions - and where it wants to go next

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    TED, the media organization behind the popular ideas conference and video talks, is expanding.
    The 33-year-old company has stayed out of politics for most of its existence, but as political tensions create a crisis of ideas, TED now has to figure out where it's going next.
    The first stop, beginning this month, is a new TV show in India.
    "So, uh, politics," Chris Anderson said as he paced across the stage in the Vancouver Convention Center. "Politics. Politics... How do I say this?"
    It was a Monday evening this past April, and Anderson was standing in front of a sea of attendees at the 2017...
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