TED Finally Posted The Income Inequality Speech You Weren’t Supposed To See – Business Insider


nick hannauer When Business Insider originally posted that there was a TED talk by a billionaire that was not published I was very curious as to why.

Now that I have seen the speech I am more confused than ever…….

What do you think?

TED finally posted a video of Nick Hanauer’s TED talk on income inequality this afternoon, caving to media pressure and criticism that the organization was trying to placate its elite audience.

As we noted earlier, Hanauer’s presentation is actually pretty underwhelming. But you can judge for yourself whether it is as “politically controversial” and “insulting” as TED officials claimed it to be.

Watch the video below:

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Nicolas “Nick” Hanauer

is a Seattle-based entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author and activist with a knack for identifying and building transformative business models.

In 1995, Hanauer became the first non-family investor in Amazon.com where he served as a Board Advisor until January 2000.

In 1996, he founded and served as CEO of internet media company aQuantive, Inc. (originally Avenue A) and became Chairman of the Board when the company went public in February 2000. aQuantive was acquired by Microsoft in August 2007 for $6.4 billion, the largest acquisition in Microsoft history.

In 1998, he founded Gear.com and served as Chairman until it merged with Overstock.com in 2001. @

Nick’s Blog http://nick-hanauer.com/
Nick’s Twitter @NickHanauer

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2 responses to “TED Finally Posted The Income Inequality Speech You Weren’t Supposed To See – Business Insider

  1. I truly do not see what the fuss is all about. This is an interesting argument / perspective. I guess TED does not want to be perceived as “siding with the left”. Economists can argue over the point that the wealthy are job creators or not. However, there is a lot of data that shows that the rich are getting richer.

    • I know.. I agree. What is the fuss all about? Sliding left? As an independent, I like to agree on the things that work and make sense for all. I believe that there too many shades of grey (not referring to the book) and that the truth is always somewhere in the middle. A great idea does not have to come from the left or right, to make it a great idea. I appreciate your feedback.

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