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    Making Ideas Real

    January 25, 2017 | By:

    We often think that a great new idea will speak for itself — that people will automatically see that it is awesome. But that’s often untrue. There are two other crucial components needed before an idea can truly change the world. Tim Kastelle explains more on the TEDx stage.

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    How AI Can Bring on a Second Industrial Revolution

    January 18, 2017 | By:

    “The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable,” says digital visionary Kevin Kelly — and technology is much the same, driven by patterns that are surprising but inevitable. Over the next 20 years, he says, our penchant for making things smarter and smarter will have a profound impact on nearly everything we do. Kelly explores three trends in AI we need to understand in order to embrace it and steer its development. “The most popular AI product 20 years from now that everyone uses has not been invented yet,” Kelly says. “That means that you’re not late.”

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    The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure

    January 11, 2017 | By:

    “Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.

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    Crisis as Wake-Up Call

    January 4, 2017 | By:

    Embrace Innovations Co-Founder and CEO Jane Marie Chen describes how the sudden loss of a corporate customer threatened to end her organization’s operations and served as a wake-up call that a more sustainable business model was needed, prompting Embrace to adopt one where its humanitarian efforts would be supported by the sale of baby products intended for retail consumers.

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    Are You Open Minded? Three Ways to Break Thinking Patterns

    December 28, 2016 | By:

    Paul Sloane helps organisations improve innovation and is the author of over 20 books on lateral thinking, leadership and innovation. His talk will show how you can use simple powerful methods to break routine thinking habits and boost Creative Problem Solving.

  • in-hackers-we-trust

    Crowdsourcing Amongst Hackers

    December 21, 2016 | By:

    Synack’s Jay Kaplan discusses how the cybersecurity startup he heads mitigates concerns stemming from the practice of using crowdsourced hackers around the world to identify vulnerabilities in the systems of private companies and government agencies that serve as customers. Synack’s safeguards include rigorous vetting and tracking, as well as placing high “bounties” on the most serious vulnerabilities.

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    Defining Success Upfront

    December 14, 2016 | By:

    Julie Zhuo, vice president of product design at Facebook, explains the importance of visualizing success before beginning work on a project and how it can help teams avoid the tendency to define success along the way with vanity metrics. The question to ask is, “How will we know if we’ve solved this problem?” Zhuo says. “What would be different in the world?”

  • the-surprising-habits-of-original-thinkers

    The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

    December 7, 2016 | By:

    How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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    Understand the Essence

    November 30, 2016 | By:

    Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap, discusses the need to balance broad strategic thinking with a granular-level understanding of the fundamental human experience that a new product seeks to improve or create. As an example, Gutman explains how his digital-health app is just an extension of the archetypal interaction between healer and patient.

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    Why Tech Hasn’t Transformed Healthcare

    November 23, 2016 | By:

    Med-tech entrepreneur Michael Ackermann cites the various reasons why healthcare has yet to be disrupted by technology akin to how Amazon, Netflix and other companies have transformed their respective industries. Now vice president of neurostimulation at Allergan, Ackermann lists healthcare’s diverse and complex array of consumers, industry regulations, ethical and legal privacy concerns, and the fact that medical science moves at a much slower pace than software development.

  • steve-blank-the-rise-of-startups-and-investors

    The Rise of Startups and Investors

    November 16, 2016 | By:

    Retired serial entrepreneur and educator Steve Blank traces the origin of technology startups and venture capital in Silicon Valley. An adjunct professor in Stanford’s School of Engineering, Blank talks about how the very first semiconductor business in the valley spawned 65 other chip companies over the next 20 years. The increased activity and a loosening of financial regulations subsequently led to the birth of venture capital, according to Blank.

  • matt-rogers-learning-to-lead-teams

    Learning to Lead Teams

    November 9, 2016 | By:

    Matt Rogers, co-founder and vice president of engineering at Nest, recalls how working on projects at Apple from beginning to end put him in a position to lead teams. He also talks about how a great career can be built by taking on projects that others think are unworthy.

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    Continuous Process Improvement

    November 2, 2016 | By:

    Are you trying to transform something? Most of us are. In fact, data shows that at least 68% of organisations have moderate to significant transformations in their 2-3 year plan. In this short talk, Penny Weller, Senior Director at the Hackett Group, talks about continuous process improvement and strategies to create sustainable transformations and improvements your business and in the world around you.

  • how-humility-courage-and-empathy-help-navigate-the-creative-process

    How Humility, Courage, and Empathy Help Navigate the Creative Process

    October 26, 2016 | By:

    In this short talk, Seung Chan Lim (Slim) shares two stories from research he conducted at both the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University on what it means to “make something,” how it works as a creative process, and why it matters to our lives. The stories illustrate how humility & courage help the artist develop their empathy in relation to the “others” they interact with in the creative process.

  • what-creativity-is-trying-to-tell-you

    What Creativity is Trying to Tell You

    October 19, 2016 | By:

    The creative process is as individual as it is universal. And yet there is a secret that creativity itself is yearning to tell us. Since the age of 9, Jonathan has performed as a singer, dancer, actor, and gone on to other creative ventures such as a playwright, director, choreographer, author, and voice over artist. Many different titles, one common thread: Creativity. He shares pivotal life experiences that define creativity for him and shows how you can tap into your own creativity on a daily basis, in whatever space and time you have.

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