Josh Foer [ TED ] I’d like to invite you to close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing outside the front door of your home. I’d like you to notice the color of the door, the material that it’s made out of. Now visualize a pack of overweight nudists on bicycles. They are competing in a naked bicycle race, and they are headed straight
Joe Kraus [ Youtube ] A long time entrepreneur, Kraus has been involved with early-stage technology development and starting companies for more than twelve years. Upon graduation from Stanford University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he joined with five engineering friends to found the Internet company Excite, which would declare bankruptcy in 2001. The original president of Excite, Kraus
Daniel Coyle [TEDxSitka ] For the last five years I’ve been visiting talent hotbeds – little places that produce statistically impossible numbers of talented performers, in sports, art, music and math and business. Places where talent blooms, like a little tennis club outside Moscow. It’s called Spartak — pretty much an average tennis club and then it produced more top 20 women players
Joshua Foer [ GoogleTalk ] Given that this is such an intimate setting I think I would like to maybe chat briefly and then have a kind of conversation with you guys about a theme, a subject, that is almost like this thread that goes through my book, Moonwalking With Einstein which is the relationship between knowledge and wisdom, between memory and intelligence.
Josh Foer [ Moonwalking with Einstein ] My memory was average at best. Among the things I regularly forgot: where I put my car keys (where I put my car, for that matter); the food in the oven; that it’s “Its” and not “it’s”; my girlfriend’s birthday, our anniversary, Valentine’s Day, the clearance of the doorway to my parents’ cellar (ouch); my friends’
Clifford Nass [ Frontline ] Multitasking as we’re studying it here involves looking at multiple media at the same time. So we’re not talking about people watching the kids and cooking and stuff like that. We’re talking about using information, multiple sources. And that is the part of everyone’s life that’s growing so rapidly, “We have not yet found something that [multitaskers] are
Daniel Pink [ TED Global Oxford ] I need to make a confession at the outset here. A little over 20 years ago, I did something that I regret, something that I’m not particularly proud of. Something that, in many ways, I wish no one would ever know, but here I feel kind of obliged to reveal. In the late 1980s, in a