David & Goliath

David & Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell [ Mindset ] PRASAD SETTY: Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to our Talks at Google session today. We are very fortunate to have a guest amidst us who doesn’t need any introduction. Seriously, how many people need an introduction to Malcolm Gladwell? PRASAD SETTY: Malcolm was the bestselling author of “The Tipping Point,” “Blink,” “Outliers,” et cetera. He’s received many honors. But

Jumpstarting Change

Jumpstarting Change

Jeni Cross [ Mindset ] I want to challenge you all about what you think you know? Many of you are here because you are really interested in making change. You’re thinking about making change in lots of places and lots of ways but what you don’t know is that your greatest adversary is not that change is hard to make, your greatest

Proof Pudding

Proof Pudding

Malcolm Gladwell [ Mindset ] I was recently asked to give a public lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on the subject of “proof.” My question is: How much proof do we need about the harmfulness of something before we act? I began with the strange history of how long it took for society to grasp the seriousness of black-lung disease, and then

Rocking Boat

Rocking Boat

Margaret Heffernan [ Mindset ] In Oxford in the 1950s, there was a fantastic doctor, who was very unusual, named Alice Stewart. And Alice was unusual partly because, of course, she was a woman, which was pretty rare in the 1950s. And she was brilliant, she was one of the, at the time, the youngest Fellow to be elected to the Royal College

Design Science

Design Science

Raphael Diluzio [ Mindset ] is a serial creative artist, entrepreneur and professor. He is currently developing two start-ups, creating a new program in Design Science at USM, while still maintaining his studio practice. His art is centered in visual image making, primarily in the relation between traditional studio art and digital time-based media. His interest lies in reconnecting a historical praxis in

Steal Like An Artist

Steal Like An Artist

Austin Kleon [ Mindset ] I like to start out all of my talks saying that all advice is autobiographical. It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice they’re actually just talking to themselves in the past. And this book actually is a book in which I am talking to a previous version of myself. I wrote it all down

Buddha Brain

Buddha Brain

Rick Hanson [ Mindset ] I’m not here to push Buddhism or any ism, but it’s a source of great insight into actually how the mind works, as well as psychology and neurology. That said, I think it’s humbling and appropriate to appreciate the fact that there’s really, literally, so little we actually know about the mind and the brain these days. No