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"An Idea is Anything That Edits One's World"

Our opening ambit to Chris Anderson, head of TED, the non-profit dedicated to the maxim: ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, is this: “What is an idea?” Anderson is animated when talking about the power of abstract thought, “What excites me about ideas is how powerful they are, physically they are nothing, but if you ignite in someone’s mind, it will spread like wildfire. It is like sneezing, passing the virus on, touching millions of people, [if you] see the idea the right way the impact is incalculable.”