Tuesday 3 August 2010

TED Talks - Jamie Oliver's TED Prize Acceptance Speech - Amazing

Just in case you haven't heard of  the TED site, it is a brilliant resource - inspirational, informative and engaging lectures by amazing people. This recommendation comes with a WARNING, however - the danger is that you go to watch one speech and then spend hours enthralled. Here is Jamie Oliver's acceptance lecture for the TED prize. I could watch it so many times. http://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html  Enjoy!! Love Joyx

NB Whilst many people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - IBD (as Guy Cohen, for example says in his wonderful book, Your Gut Feeling), having a healthy diet is important, but having mastered his condition he can now eat just about anything without a flare up.


  1. Why is Guy Cohen charging so much for his audio recording? I just wrote to him. He suffered from UC and now he's profiting from other people's suffering?

  2. Hello Erica, I'm a bit baffled by your comment... I'm not sure where you're looking but if you Google Guy Cohen audio recording and click on the link for MyGutInstinct you can download it for FREE. Sure, the original price shown is higher than the average book, but if you can imagine what it costs to make such a professional recording and market it to the limited IBD audience, that might provide a clue. Even if he was not giving away this free download, in principle, don't you feel that people who write books are entitled to charge for their work? When you read the book it is clear that he has paid a fortune in therapeutic approaches quite apart from the time and cost of publishing and promoting the book and recording. The price when compared to the benefit contained in the book is tiny. I would have thought that most people could easily justify the ORIGINAL price for the recording from the value it contains. I think it is strange that people somehow feel that education should be free? People normally get paid for doing work, what distinguishes this from the work of anyone else? What does anyone else think? Comments welcome as usual.


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