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Opening Video from Last Week's TedxBoston: Revolutionary Ideas Start Here

Posted by Scott Kirsner  August 3, 2009 10:09 AM

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Here's the video that opened the TedxBoston gathering last week. I found it pretty inspiring -- even though it leaves out so much in an effort to be succinct (Bostonians built the guidance system that helped Apollo 11 reach the moon, and a Bostonian created the first venture capital firm, for starters.) I especially like the branding statement at the end, which pretty neatly encapsulates what Boston, Massachusetts, and New England are all about: "Revolutionary ideas start here."

This was produced by Fidelity Investments, which hosted the event.

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