Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Many of you who have attended TED Tuesday for awhile are familiar with Wade Davis' other two talks. Today's talk was as inspiring as ever and we got a follow up on a culture Wade first talked about in 2003, the Elder Brothers. Since we last saw him he ran a remarkable race through the mountains with them. He described the race as a marathon that starts at 11,500 ft drops down to the base of the mountain rises back up to 15,000 feet. It takes hours and Wade attributed his success in finishing it (the only outsider to ever do so) to chewing handfuls of coca leaves. Gives a new spin on performance enhancing drugs. I'll say it again: Wade Davis has the most interesting job ever.

Here's his first talk from 2003. One of my all time favorites.

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