The following are a list of the top 20 most viewed videos from TED and TEDx, the length and breadth of the topics are amazing. Take some time out to watch them all, you can always comeback at anytime to view them again.
1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 14,850,200 views 2. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 11,225,783 3. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 9,897,347 4. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 8,204,051 5. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 7,747,690 6. Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do (2006): 7,564,235 7. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 7,539,516 8. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability (2010): 5,861,510 9. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die (2005): 5,444,022 10. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 5,534,123 11. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 5,249,928 12. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your creative genius (2009): 5,020,869 13. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 4,951,918 14. Mary Roach on 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 4,793,334 15. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 4,759,217 16. Keith Barry does brain magic (2004): 4,475,303 17. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008): 4,470,236 18. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators (2008): 3,997,174 19. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen (2006): 3,982,775 20. Barry Schwartz explores the paradox of choice (2005): 3,836,350 Compare and contrast how the 2012 list of the most popular talks stacks up to the 2011 list, written on the fifth birthday of TEDTalks videos. Note: This post was updated November 8, 2012. The TEDx program was launched in 2009 to bring the mission of spreading ideas to the local level, with independent organizers curating their own events for their own communities. This week, the program is celebrating many milestones. Not only did yesterday mark the 5,000th TEDx event — this week also brings the 20,000th TEDxTalk. So which of these many talks has proved the most popular? From baby geniuses and an 11-year-old food activist to the secret of living to 100, we have counted our views from TED.com and Youtube to bring you our 20 most-watched TEDx talks to date. 1. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (filmed at TEDxPugetSound in 2009): 7,579,005 views 2. Brené Brown discusses the power of vulnerability (filmed at TEDxHouston in 2010): 7,029,330 views 3. Shawn Achor gives us the happy secret to better work (filmed at TEDxBloomington in 2011): 3,152,254 views 4. Thomas Suarez is a 12-year-old app developer (filmed at TEDxManhattanBeach in 2011): 3,053,261 views 5. Jane Fonda on life’s third act (filmed at TEDxWomen in 2011): 2,090,958 views 6. Louie Schwartzberg has three words: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. (filmed at TEDxSF in 2011): 1,680,383 views 7. Jason Fried asks why work doesn’t happen at work (filmed at TEDxMidWest in 2010): 1,671,347 views 8. Larry Smith delivers why you will fail to have a great career (filmed at TEDxUW in 2011): 1,614,299 views 9. Joe Smith reveals how to use a paper towel (filmed at TEDxConcordiaUPortland in 2012): 1,585,879 views 10. Birke Baehr is 11 and knows what’s wrong with our food system (filmed atTEDxNextGenerationAsheville in 2010): 1,544,537 views 11. Neil Pasricha on the 3 A’s of awesome (filmed at TEDxToronto in 2010): 1,455,980 views 12. Nigel Marsh tells us how to make work-life balance work (filmed at TEDxSydney in 2010): 1,403,385 views 13. Charlie Todd on the shared experience of absurdity (filmed at TEDxBloomington in 2011): 1,384,172 views 14. Luis von Ahn and massive on-scale collaboration (filmed at TEDxCMU in 2011): 1,242,599 views 15. Dan Meyer says math class needs a makeover (filmed at TEDxNYED in 2010): 1,161,857 views 16. Amy Purdy on living beyond limits (filmed at TEDxOrangeCoast in 2011): 1,113,388 views 17. Dan Buettner uncovers how to live to be 100+ (filmed at TEDxTC in 2009): 1,102,431 views 18. Erez Lieberman Aiden, Jean-Baptiste Michel and what we learned from 5 million books(filmed at TEDxBoston in 2011): 1,088,771 views 19. Patricia Kuhl shares the linguistic genius of babies (filmed at TEDxRainier in 2010): 1,049,003 views 20. Michael Norton knows how to buy happiness (filmed at TEDxCambridge in 2011): 997,798 views
Sit back and enjoy, I will be sharing something quite insightful about all of these videos and why they are the most viewed!
Till then, take care