Cathartic moment on stage as TED’s originator, the larger-than-life Richard (Ricky) Saul Wurman took to the stage to make peace with current curator, Chris Anderson, who bought the conference off him. Their relationship in the ensuing years has by all accounts been acrimonious, so tension amongst TED veterans (and there are many) was high. Undercut when Wurman promptly burst into tears after a standing ovation.
Wurman’s truly a character (I hung out with him a little while later, and he was greeted and hugged by a whole host of the great and the good — he really inspires strong emotions, this one). Anyway, his words are better than mine, so here are some of the things he said on stage: