Well, we’ve wondered: What if that very spotlight that defines the TED Talk experience is the reason that keeps some people from sharing their ideas? In our audio-only series, we can provide anonymity — and still let people’s stories and insights reach millions. Our goal is to uncover great ideas that have emerged from secrets kept.
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