Talks at Google
The Talks at Google program brings authors, musicians, innovators, and speakers of all stripes to Google for talks centering on their recently published books and capturing the popular and intellectual zeitgeist of the day. Subscribe to our audio-only "Talks at Google" podcast everywhere podcasts are found, listen on the web via talksatgoogle.libsyn.com, or add the rss feed directly to your player via talksatgoogle.libsyn.com/rss. DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments.

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Restoring the Soul of Business | Rishad Tobaccowala | Talks at Google Restoring the Soul of Business | Rishad Tobaccowala | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes author and visionary Rishad Tobaccowala to discuss his book, “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data”. With over three decades of experience as a business and thought leader, Rishad offers a practical framework for innovation and maintaining a proper balance between human intuition and data-driven insights that catalyzes transformation and produces one great success after another. He explains how and why establishing this balance can lead to increased revenue, profitability, retention — and even joy — in your career and business. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/38q6i38.
Painting in The Light Field | Alexa Meade | Talks at Google Painting in The Light Field | Alexa Meade | Talks at Google
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Alexa Meade is famous for devising a practice that optically alters the 3-dimensional world into a 2-dimensional painting in the most realistic way possible. In this Talk, Meade will discuss her collaboration with the Google Artists in Residence team in creating artwork inspired by Light Field and Light Stage technologies. Meade’s art has been showcased at a variety of galleries, such as the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Saatchi Gallery in London, Postmaster’s Gallery in New York, and Galerie Ivo Kamm in Zurich, among others. She was also the first artist-in-residence at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. More recently, her work was featured in Ariana Grande’s video “God Is A Woman” and she is currently collaborating with the magician, David Blaine, on a new series.
Does Soul Food Need a Warning Label? | Adrian Miller | Talks at Google Does Soul Food Need a Warning Label? | Adrian Miller | Talks at Google
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Discover the the journey of this cuisine from West Africa to the American West by showing what people of West African heritage ate before European contact, during The Middle Passage, during slavery in the American South, after Emancipation, and while migrating and settling in other parts of the United States with an emphasis on the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. Moderated by Lesley Pace. Get Adrian's book Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time here: https://goo.gle/2TlVmzd. His book The President's Kitchen Cabinet can be found here: https://goo.gle/3cpdnEt.
A Simple Wedding | Tara Grammy & Sara Zandieh | Talks at Google A Simple Wedding | Tara Grammy & Sara Zandieh | Talks at Google
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Actress Tara Grammy and writer/director Sara Zandieh discuss their experiences making their newly released film, A Simple Wedding. Tara stars as the lead of the indie film opposite Maz Jobrani, Rita Wilson and Academy Award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo. The film follows an Iranian-American attorney who falls for a charming but unorthodox man - leading to a wedding that will be anything but simple. In this moderated discussion, Tara and Sara address the challenges they faced in making this film a reality. Sara Zandieh is an Iranian-American filmmaker based in LA. She holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of Arts and is a recipient of the Fulbright Grant for Filmmaking. Sara recently directed an episode of NBC’s comedy-drama television series Good Girls, starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman. Her debut feature A Simple Wedding starring Tara Grammy, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, and veteran actress Rita Wilson, premiered at Film Independent’s LA Film Festival to rave reviews and was released in theaters, Amazon, and iTunes. She is currently developing her next feature film. Tara Grammy is an Iranian-Canadian actress and playwright. She was born in Tehran, but grew up in Toronto, with time spent in the United-States and Germany. Tara is currently a host of Persia’s Got Talent, which is part of the Got Talent family in the UK and US. Tara stars as the lead of the romantic comedy feature, A Simple Wedding, opposite Maz Jobrani, Rita Wilson and Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, which is currently in theaters and also available on VOD, iTunes, and Amazon. Tara also starred in TBS sketch show 2042 as a series regular. Her unique multi-national perspective inspired her to create her award-winning one-woman show Mahmoud, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in. Mahmoud was nominated for a Governor General’s Award, the most prestigious Canadian award in the literary world. Moderated by Arman Shahbazian. Check out the movie here: https://goo.gle/2TUWzfZ.
Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms | Talks at Google Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Antoinette M. Clarke and Tricia Clarke-Stone, as they discuss their book "Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms". Wait your turn. Pay your dues. Keep your head down. Don’t rock the boat. You’ve heard the status quo cliches from the suits above you, but Tricia and Antoinette Clarke aren’t buying any of it—and they never have. As first-generation Americans, best friends, black women, and as Elle Magazine called them, “power twins”, they wrote Double Down to democratize success for people who look like them. During their Talk they discuss how to turn fear into fuel, get ahead for who you are, not held back for who you aren’t and build a tight tribe of friends who will have your back. They share stories, strategies, tips and tactics on how to identify your unique superpowers, locate your white space (where superpowers meet opportunity), and play the long game by planning well, aiming high, and going far. The tools and tactics Tricia and Antoinette share in Double Down are the ones they used on their paths to Emmy awards and corner offices. Antoinette Clarke is a two-time Emmy award-winning television producer and the senior vice president of branded entertainment and media innovation at CBS. She has worked as a producer for the Tyra Banks Show, Rachel Ray, and The Nate Berkus Show. Tricia Clarke-Stone is an entrepreneur, innovative marketer, and former CEO of WP Narrative_, and award-winning creative and tech agency she co founded with Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons that was acquired by Hollywood producer Will Packer. Currently, Tricia consults Blue Chip Companies, entertainment brands, and innovative start-ups. Moderated by Stephanie LeBlanc. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/39Kd5Gi
Highfire: A Novel | Eoin Colfer | Talks at Google Highfire: A Novel | Eoin Colfer | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google sits down with New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer, to discuss his new book "Highfire". Eoin is best known for being the author of the Artemis Fowl series. Highfire is a clever genre-bending fantasy novel set in the modern day bayous of Louisiana. Moderated by Achille Brighton. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2SDZj1P.
Máirín Ní Bheacháin: "Reinventing Yourself" | Talks at Google Máirín Ní Bheacháin: "Reinventing Yourself" | Talks at Google
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In 2016, Máirín was diagnosed with MoyaMoya– a rare disease that restricts blood flow to the brain. After the recommended surgery, Máirín woke up unable speak, read or write. After 2.5 years of rehabilitation, Máirín can now read and write slowly with the aid of technology. During her recovery, she redesigned her life and even went on to establish her business, MoStyle. Now a thriving personal stylist, she works with men and women to help them feel and look their best. Moderated by Lorna Mellon.
Glow Recipe | Sarah Lee and Christine Chang | Talks at Google Glow Recipe | Sarah Lee and Christine Chang | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes co-founders of Cult Beauty brand’s, Glow Recipe. After its 2015 appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Glow Recipe experienced triple-digit growth. Hear from the two L'Oreal alums on how they built their business and broke through the crowded beauty space. Moderated by Michelle Pham and Paulina Gallagher.
Geoff Andrews: "Agent Moliere: The Life of John Caincross" | Talks at Google Geoff Andrews: "Agent Moliere: The Life of John Caincross" | Talks at Google
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The Cambridge Spies continue to fascinate - but one of them, John Cairncross, has always been more of an enigma than the others. He worked alone and was driven by his hostility to Fascism rather than the promotion of Communism. During his war-time work at Bletchley Park, he passed documents to the Soviets which went on to influence the Battle of Kursk. In this Talks at Google event, historian Geoff Andrews introduces his new book, "Agent Moliere: The Life of John Caincross, the Fifth Man of the Cambridge Spy Circle", the first full account of Cairncross’ spying and of his subsequent confession and dramatic public exposure. With access to the Cairncross papers, and following discussions with Cairncross’ friends, relatives and former colleagues, a complex individual emerges - a scholar as well as a spy, whose motivations have often been misunderstood. After his resignation from the Civil Service, Cairncross moved to Italy and rebuilt his life as a foreign correspondent, editor and university professor. This gave him new circles and friendships – which included the writer Graham Greene – while he always lived with the fear that his earlier espionage would come to light. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/32k54VR.
Why I'm Dedicating My Life to Hot Chicken | Chef Morgan McGlone | Talks at Google Why I'm Dedicating My Life to Hot Chicken | Chef Morgan McGlone | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Chef Morgan McGlone, a third-generation chef who grew up in Australia with Māori and Irish parents. After a twenty year career cooking in some of the top fine dining restaurants in the world, Morgan spent three and a half years working for chef Sean Brock as the Line Cook at Husk Charleston, and soon became their first non-American Chef de Cuisine for Husk Nashville. After a trip back to Australia, Morgan saw a gap in the market where this niche American favorite would flourish and Belles Hot Chicken was born. Belles became one of the hottest restaurant phenomenons in Australia, quickly expanding to 7 stores with a cult following, selling almost 9000 pounds of Nashville hot chicken every week, and pop-ups all over the world. In this talk, Chef Morgan demos some of his hot chicken secrets for you try out at home, and shares his story on finding inspiration in Nashville and Charleston. Moderated by Amanda Ibrahim.
Why Are We Yelling? | Buster Benson | Talks at Google Why Are We Yelling? | Buster Benson | Talks at Google
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In this funny and insightful talk, author Buster Benson offers an approachable and practical framework for developing the artful skill of productive disagreement -- designed specifically for the everyday conversations we have at work, in relationships, and as citizens. Buster Benson has spent 20 years as an engineer, product leader, and entrepreneur facilitating difficult conversations at companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Slack. In 2016, he synthesized 200+ cognitive biases into the popular Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet. More information about Buster and the book here: busterbenson.com/whyareweyelling
Crash Test World | Kari Byron & Jenny Buccos | Talks at Google Crash Test World | Kari Byron & Jenny Buccos | Talks at Google
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Kari Byron (former star of Mythbusters) and Producer Jenny Buccos discuss their new show, "Crash Test World". In each episode, Kari explores how history, technology, culture and people come together to make their world - and ours - a better place. The series aims to answer the most compelling questions of our time while exploring some of the most incredible places on Earth. Moderated by James Morehead
Ryan Holiday: "Stillness is the Key" | Talks at Google Ryan Holiday: "Stillness is the Key" | Talks at Google
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Ryan Holiday joins Talks at Google to discuss how he draws on timeless stoic and buddhist philosophy to demonstrate why slowing down is the secret strategy for those charging ahead. Get his book here: https://goo.gle/32fHERi.
Duncan Stewart: "Climate Change - Causes, Consequences and Mitigation Solutions" | Talks at Google Duncan Stewart: "Climate Change - Causes, Consequences and Mitigation Solutions" | Talks at Google
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Tune in to hear from award winning architect and environmentalist Duncan Stewart in this talk on the challenges posed by greenhouse gas emissions to Earth’s climate system, its impacts to our young generation’s future, along with impacts to biodiversity, and what we can do about it. A pioneer of ecologically sustainable architecture, timber building design, renewable energy, energy efficient & nearly zero carbon buildings, Duncan is a director of the Irish Environmental Network, the Dublin Civic Trust, and a director & former chairperson of Green Foundation Ireland. He is also the producer & presenter of 'Eco Eye’ & ‘About the House’ TV series on RTE 1. Duncan Stewart is a founder of Eco Ed 4 All - Developing Environmental Education for Schools in Ireland & CPD courses for teachers on Environmental themes. These include impacts and remedies to the following: Climate Change, Biodiversity, Land Use and Farming, Circular Economy, Air & Water Pollution, impacts to the Developing World and the UN Sustainable Development Goals to 2030.
"Jet Girl: My Life in Peace, War & the Cockpit of the Navy's Most Lethal Aircraft" | Talks at Google "Jet Girl: My Life in Peace, War & the Cockpit of the Navy's Most Lethal Aircraft" | Talks at Google
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Caroline Johnson, the author of JET GIRL, joins Talks at Google to give us a behind the scenes look at her experiences as an F/A-18 Weapons Systems Officer in the Navy, where she was in charge of communicating, coordinating and targeting all the bomb and missile employments in her fighter jet. Not your stereotypical fighter jock, Caroline shares fascinating stories about her time at the Naval Academy, her many years of training in Naval Aviation, and her deployment on the USS George H.W. Bush where she flew combat missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and was the first woman to neutralize ISIS from her F/A-18. Hardly a collection of aviation stories, Caroline shares insights on leadership, overcoming adversity, and what it takes to achieve the greater heights in your career. Moderated by Niki Marin. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2Use6Op.
Caroline Ramade: "Why Women Leave Tech and How to Retain Them" | Talks at Google Caroline Ramade: "Why Women Leave Tech and How to Retain Them" | Talks at Google
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In her talk, Caroline will give her insights on the tech industry diversity challenge. Data show that is not just a pipeline issue. 1 in 2 women leaves tech permanently after 10 years. The retention and promotion of female talents are a top priority in order to attract new ones. Caroline will give you the main reasons why women are running away from tech instead of attracting them and the best practices and actionable advice to fix it. For several years, Caroline has worked to advance women entrepreneurs in the digital economy. For the past three years, she has served as the Managing Director of WILLA (ex Paris Pionnières), the biggest incubator for female founders in Europe, and as the Deputy Head of the Digital Department of the City Hall of Paris. She is also a board member of the French UN Women National Committee. She is now CEO at 50inTech, where Caroline seeks to amplify the belief that women can change the face of the economy and that they are a huge and underused reservoir of growth.
Paul Artale: "Accessibility in the Workplace" | Talks at Google Paul Artale: "Accessibility in the Workplace" | Talks at Google
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Did you know that 25% of the U.S. Population has a (dis)ability in some form? Did you know that 55% of the workforce will have a (dis)ability by the time they reach retirement age? Motivational speaker, author, and researcher Paul Artale visits Talks at Google to discuss how he blends his life of being born with what others would see as a (dis)ability with research and best practices. In this Talk we explore: -Why (dis)ability as an identity is unique and what needs to be understood about it -What the social model of (dis)ability is and how it impacts all of us -How workplace flexibility and work-life balance cultures at work are the best tool for creating an ability-friendly environment Born with what some would call a "disability" Paul overcame adversity and achieved his dream of playing college football for the University of Toronto. He is in his final stages of PhD research that focuses on the benefits of workplace flexibility and work-life initiatives and their impact on job satisfaction and turnover intention. Author of the book "The 2-Year-Old's Guide to Work-Life Balance", Paul is an award-winning speaker, having twice been a semi-finalist in the world championships of public speaking where he placed in the top 25 out of over 35,000 contestants. He is also an Accredited Speaker via Toastmasters International - a designation less than .0001% of members have achieved in the organizations 100 year history. Best of all, Paul is the father to two amazing children; his son Alessio (6) and daughter Sofia (3). For more information visit www.paulartale.com. Moderated by Tim Freeth. Get Paul's "The 2-Year-Old's Guide to Work-Life Balance" book here: https://goo.gle/2HqOn16.
Anna Fälth & the U.N. Chamber Music Society: "U.N. Women & Girls in Science Day" | Talks at Google Anna Fälth & the U.N. Chamber Music Society: "U.N. Women & Girls in Science Day" | Talks at Google
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February 11th is the United Nations' Women and Girls in Science Day. Ms. Anna Fälth, the Senior Program Manager and Policy Advisor for Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) at U.N. Women, visits Talks at Google to discuss what U.N. Women is doing to build global momentum of women in the sciences. We discuss the role of the WEPs, how the diversity problem manifests in both the pipeline and corporate policies, and what we can all do to keep moving in a positive direction. This talk also features a performance by the United Nations Chamber Music Society, who perform four songs from around the world. Featured musicians include: Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director & Piano Johnna Wu, Violin Florrie Marshall, Viola Drake Driscoll, Cello James Quinlan, Bass Eva Ding, Flute Moderated by Nick Miceli.
Garth Greenwell: "Cleanness" | Talks at Google Garth Greenwell: "Cleanness" | Talks at Google
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Poet, novelist, and literary critic Garth Greenwell discusses his new book "Cleanness" and reads from its first story, "Mentor," which explores the trauma, heartache, and disillusionment experienced by a gay Bulgarian student as he comes to terms with his sexual orientation, and his gay American teacher's struggle to provide him emotional support and reassurance. Greenwell also shares his personal experiences growing up queer in the American South and how the LGBT community can derive strength and resilience from art. Moderated by Sanders Kleinfeld. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/3bwV3ZB.
Chris Gethard & Friends: "Chris Gethard Presents" | Talks at Google Chris Gethard & Friends: "Chris Gethard Presents" | Talks at Google
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Chris Gethard, Dave Szarejko, Greg Sutton, Christi Chiello, and Riley Soloner discuss building their vision for a digital comedy club one week at a time by merging the old school world of public access television with the most modern online platforms. Whether it is robot clowns, an entire soap opera, or a talk show hosted by a chicken, Chris Gethard Presents always delivers some of the rawest, most off-the-wall comedy around. Chris Gethard Presents airs weekly at 11 PM Eastern on MNN and https://chrisgeth.com/live/. Moderated by Michael Sobin.
Kate Leahy: "Lavash" | Talks at Google Kate Leahy: "Lavash" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google & FoodTalks welcomes award-winning author Kate Leahy as she demonstrates recipes from her latest cookbook, “Lavash.” During the demonstration, Kate prepares a delicious Jingalov Hats recipe, while highlighting her culinary journey through Armenia to discover the rich history of it's cuisine — a diverse range of flavors influenced by ingredients and techniques from Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Kate has written or edited more than nine books on food and wine, including “A16 Food + Wine,” an IACP Cookbook of the Year and winner of the Julia Child best first book award. Prior to writing, she spent five years cooking on the line at James Beard award-winning restaurants in California and Boston. Years before joining forces with John Lee and Ara Zada to write "Lavash," she did a deep dive into Armenian-American foodways for a research paper published in “Explorations,” a University of California at Davis academic journal. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2wrDV7n Moderated by Ida Shen
Obayda Jamal: "My Journey as a Landscape Photographer" | Talks at Google Obayda Jamal: "My Journey as a Landscape Photographer" | Talks at Google
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Obayda Jamal grew up in a traditional Arab family in the small village of Jatt, in the north of Israel. Today, he travels great distances as a landscape photographer to capture breathtaking natural vistas. Jamal shares his journey with us from small town to the world in pursuit of his passion of photography.
Andre Miripolsky: "Viva LA!™" | Talks at Google Andre Miripolsky: "Viva LA!™" | Talks at Google
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Los Angeles artist Andre Miripolsky about creativity, Inspiration, and VIVA LA – the new iconic brand to celebrate Los Angeles! Miripolsky gives insight into his 50 Year Retrospective which showcases his unique style of pop art and his collaborations with superstars like Elton John, Bette Midler, and Quincy Jones. Miripolsky’s artwork and belief that creativity in all its forms is the lifeblood of Los Angeles is the inspiration for Viva LATM’s instantly iconic logo and the mission of the Viva LATM Arts Initiative which launches this year. The Celebration Begins in 2020! Join us at our website: www.VivaLA.us, Twitter: @VivaLAofficial, Instagram: #VivaLAofficial Speakers: Christian Mitman, Founder of BIX Art Group Los Angeles (http://www.bixartgroup.com/) Andre Miripolsky, Los Angeles Multi-Media Artist (https://www.bixartgroup.com/vivala50years) Special Thanks To: Viva LATM Branding Hunter Tura, Jeffery Ludlow, The City of Los Angeles, Bruce Mau Design, SyndicateX, David Dubinsky, “M” mural artist, The Dream Hotel Hollywood, Mama Shelter, The Hollywood Vinyl District, The Abbey, RonRobinson @ Fred Segal, Karen Meena, Budman Studios, Edward Kubow Partners Hollywood Hills, The Boy Scouts of America, Palm Springs Troop, LAPD Hollywood Division, Officers Talman and Bustamante, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and all the fantastic LA locals and visitors exclaiming “Viva LA”!
"After the Asteroid: Colorado Rocks Tell Earth's Comeback Story" | Talks at Google "After the Asteroid: Colorado Rocks Tell Earth's Comeback Story" | Talks at Google
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Don’t you love the zing of a good “ah-ha moment?” The deft swing of a rock hammer launched Denver Museum of Nature & Science Scientists Tyler Lyson and Ian Miller into the discovery of a lifetime. Join them for a discussion about how a fresh look at a site just outside of Colorado Springs revealed the birth of the modern world after the extinction of the dinosaurs in unprecedented detail. Moderated by Greg Wimpey.
Larry Ingrassia: "Billion Dollar Brand Club" | Talks at Google Larry Ingrassia: "Billion Dollar Brand Club" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Larry Ingrassia, the author of BILLION DOLLAR BRAND CLUB. He explains the many ways that technology has leveled the playing field, and how these entrepreneurs seized the opportunity to do what would have been unthinkable a decade ago. You probably know their names: Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, Allbirds, Glossier -- to name a few. But just how did these and many other direct-to-consumer startups, mostly started by entrepreneurs in their 20s and early 30s, manage to build new consumer product brands against the odds by taking on much bigger, long established rivals? What did they see that others missed? What were the ingredients of success, and what does it say about the changing consumer product landscape? Moderated by: Michelle Behr
Jeff Probst: "A Peek Behind the Scenes of Survivor's 20-Year Success" | Talks at Google Jeff Probst: "A Peek Behind the Scenes of Survivor's 20-Year Success" | Talks at Google
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Jeff Probst, executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning CBS show Survivor, visits Talks at Google to discuss the success of Survivor’s 20 year run in celebration of CBS Survivor’s 20th anniversary and its season 40 premiere. Jeff discusses everything from how he got his start with this “crazy social experiment” to what has made Survivor so successful, as well as what we should expect for Season 40. Jeff even shares publicly for the first time the moment he knew the show was something special. Survivor 40th Season Teaser: https://goo.gle/3bQnVvM. This edition features 20 legendary winners of Survivor who will return to compete against each other. The 20th anniversary edition of the groundbreaking series unites the most memorable, heroic and celebrated champions from the past two decades in the biggest battle in the show's history, as the series' best strategists of all time fight to earn the title of Sole Survivor again. These returning masterminds will compete in epic challenges, face the return of Edge of Extinction, which gives voted-out players a second shot to win, and tackle a brand new layer of the game with the introduction of fire tokens. Fire tokens will serve as currency on the island and add more complexity to the already intense battle. The new twist allows players to use the tokens to buy advantages to help players stay in the game or get themselves back in the game. Additionally, the winner of this historic season will be awarded $2 million, the largest prize in reality show history. CBS Survivor’s 40th season, "Winners at War," premiered February 12th, 2020. To watch, please visit: https://goo.gle/2V4c5IG. To check out the flashback to Season 1, visit: https://goo.gle/2vJ2v3g. Moderated by Dean Kowalski, who recently finished 2nd on Survivor’s 39th season.
Zangshod Dorje: "Sustaining Great Effort - A Buddhist Approach" | Talks at Google Zangshod Dorje: "Sustaining Great Effort - A Buddhist Approach" | Talks at Google
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Bodhi Lama Zangshod has spent over a decade studying Tibetan Buddhism closely under his root teacher, his eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. As a caretaker of the Dzogchen Retreat Center, Zangshod maintains a demanding schedule of rigorous physical and mental activity. Learn more at http://www.thebuddhapath.org/.
Chase Masterson: "BAM! Discover Your Superpowers" | Talks at Google Chase Masterson: "BAM! Discover Your Superpowers" | Talks at Google
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Chase Masterson reveals hard-won knowledge of what true power is, from her journey as a TV/film actress, to a nightmarish experience of brutal threats and stalking, and finally to her work mentoring ex-gang members at Homeboy Industries and founding the Pop Culture Hero Coalition. Pop Culture Hero Coalition is the first 501c3 non-profit organization to use stories from TV, comics, and film to teach real-life heroism over bullying and hate in all its forms. The Coalition’s “Heroic Journey Curriculum” teaches healthy identity, resilience, and empathy as a basis for social emotional learning, bullying prevention, and mental health, all in ways that children and teens find relatable. The Coalition works in schools, pop culture conventions, and children’s hospitals. @SuperheroIRL Get updates @ChaseMasterson on Twitter and @ItsChaseMasterson on Instagram! For more info visit: popculturehero.org
Abe Bichler: "Little Miracles: A Story of Courage, Faith and Survival" | Talks at Google Abe Bichler: "Little Miracles: A Story of Courage, Faith and Survival" | Talks at Google
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An inspirational presentation led by Holocaust survivor, Abe Bichler, to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and inspire us as he recounts his memoir, Little Miracles: A Story of Courage, Faith and Survival. Abe Bichler was a young boy when he was taken in the dark of night and herded with his family into cattle cars. For six weeks they traveled by rail in an unbearable stench, with one soup meal a day, to an unknown fate. The family from Poland landed in a Siberian labor camp built to enslave Jews and other supposed enemies of the state during World War II, and many people died from disease, hunger and cold. Abe Bichler tells a story of the Holocaust that we often overlook — the camps of Soviet Russia. His story is one of perseverance and hope that will inspire us all. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2UKE1RH.
Butheina Kazim and Luz Villamil: "Breaking Barriers of Cinema in Gulf Countries" | Talks at Google Butheina Kazim and Luz Villamil: "Breaking Barriers of Cinema in Gulf Countries" | Talks at Google
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Butheina Kazim & Luz Villamil join Talks at Google to discuss their journey in shaping the definition of cinema in the Middle East. Butheina Kazim is the founder of Cinema Akil, the only arthouse cinema in the Gulf region the produces repertory cinema programs at their flagship home Dubai and through the nomadic cinema across the UAE. Luz Salem Villamil is the Deputy Director at Cinema Akil, and the creator of Alternativo Latino, the UAE’s first Latin American Film Week. A self-identifying third culture kid, Luz was born in Bogota to a Palestinian father and Colombian mother & was raised in Fujeirah. As a breast cancer survivor, Luz shares her experience in her blog Lopsided Life. Moderated by Bruno Bianchini.
Richard Miles & Kate Germond : "From Prisoner to CNN Hero" | Talks at Google Richard Miles & Kate Germond : "From Prisoner to CNN Hero" | Talks at Google
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Richard Miles, the Founder/Executive Director of Miles of Freedom and 2019 finalist for CNN’s Hero of the year, spent 15 years in prison for a Dallas, TX murder he did not commit. Kate Germond is the Senior Advocate and Investigator for Centurion, the Princeton, NJ-based non-profit organization that started the innocence movement. Centurion re-investigated Richard’s case and ultimately freed him from wrongful incarceration. In the 10+ years since his release, Richard has dedicated his life to helping men and women re-adjust to life after incarceration, and provide them with the tools they need to build new lives. Kate and Richard sat down with Talks at Google to share Richard’s unbelievable story of triumph over unthinkable injustice, and talk about Centurion’s fight to free the innocent in prison. They discuss the justice system’s increasing resistance to considering claims of innocence, the challenges exonerees face when they’re freed, and the ongoing efforts of Miles of Freedom and Centurion. Take time to learn more about the crisis of wrongful conviction from Richard and Kate’s very personal accounts of what happens when the justice system gets it wrong. Moderated by Fizz Ahmed. To learn more about Centurion, please visit https://centurion.org/. For more information on Miles of Freedom, please visit http://milesoffreedom.org/.
"Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art" | Talks at Google "Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art" | Talks at Google
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Author Michael Shnayerson and mega-dealer Marc Glimcher of Pace discuss the meteoric rise of contemporary art which is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, shares anecdotes from his book Boom, the first ever definitive history of their activities. Moderated by Megan Green. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2Sj0947.
Fran Drescher: "NBC's Indebted" | Talks at Google Fran Drescher: "NBC's Indebted" | Talks at Google
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Fran Drescher discusses her charity, Cancer Schmancer whose mission is to save lives by transforming the nation’s current sick care system into one that focuses on genuine health care. Fran is also set to star in a new sitcom, Indebted, a show about broke baby boomers that move in with their kids airing on NBC. Moderated by Megan Green. Watch Indebted on https://www.nbc.com/indebted. Learn more about Cancer Schmancer by visiting https://www.cancerschmancer.org/.
Prof. Robert Bosch: "Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design" | Talks at Google Prof. Robert Bosch: "Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design" | Talks at Google
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Oberlin College math professor and award-winning artist Bob Bosch has been fusing his interests in mathematics and the visual arts for more than twenty years. In this talk, Bob interlaces math, art, and philosophy to explain how and why he uses integer programming and other mathematical optimization techniques to create domino portraits, continuous-line drawings, and what he conjectures to be the world's most computationally-intensive visual puns. Much of Bob's art can be viewed at http://dominoartwork.com/. Check out his book here: https://goo.gle/39oJYI9.
Tony Hale: A.C.T.’s "Wakey, Wakey" | Talks at Google Tony Hale: A.C.T.’s "Wakey, Wakey" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google is proud to welcome comedian, actor & writer, Tony Hale, who you may know from hit shows like Arrested Development, Veep, and most recently Toy Story 4! Tony shares his experience returning to live theater after 17 years for his lead role in the American Conservatory Theater's new play, "Wakey, Wakey", a story about a man with only a few more minutes to live. It's an intimate comedy about love, life and what it means to be human. He will also tell us about his amazing career journey that has spanned over 2 decades, leaving his audiences with tons of laughs along the way. For more information on this and other shows visit: https://www.act-sf.org/
Hongtaek Lim: "90s Are Coming" | Talks at Google Hongtaek Lim: "90s Are Coming" | Talks at Google
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Author Hongtaek Lim discusses his book "90s Are Coming". Released in 2018, his book became an instant hit when President Moon Jae-in gave the book to his staff as a holiday gift. In this Talk, Hongtaek Lim shares more insightful stories about millennials and why it is important to understand them in order to build a better coexistence. Moderated by Yong-min Cho.
Steve Cohen: "Chamber Magic: Performance and Stories from a Magical Career" | Talks at Google Steve Cohen: "Chamber Magic: Performance and Stories from a Magical Career" | Talks at Google
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Renowned New York magician Steve Cohen presents excerpts of his acclaimed show Chamber Magic, and speaks with fellow magician and Chamber Magic creative director Mark Levy about his career. With over 30 years’ experience as a magician, he reflects on lessons he’s learned, how magic has evolved since he began, and the changing face of magic in an increasingly impatient age. More information on Steve Cohen and Chamber Magic at https://www.chambermagic.com/.
Quentin Skinner: "Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google Quentin Skinner: "Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google
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Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it. In this Talks at Google, Quentin Skinner gives a very short introduction to Machiavelli, focussing on his best-known work "The Prince". Quentin Skinner is the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities and Co-director of The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London. From 1996 to 2008 he was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author a number of books, including "The Foundations of Modern Political Thought", which The Times Literary Supplement listed as one of the 100 most influential books since World War II. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/36XSi0I.
Dr. Shami Chatterjee: "Building a Galaxy-Scale Gravitational Wave Detector" | Talks at Google Dr. Shami Chatterjee: "Building a Galaxy-Scale Gravitational Wave Detector" | Talks at Google
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As black holes spiral around each other in the distant universe, Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space-time itself. We have now detected such ripples from stellar-mass black holes, as well as directly imaging a supermassive black hole. Shami Chatterjee, an astronomer at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science and a member of the NANOGrav collaboration, talks about ongoing efforts to build a Galaxy-scale detector to observe low-frequency gravitational waves from the mergers of supermassive black holes in the distant universe, as well as some of the unexpected discoveries along the way. The unexpected discoveries include enigmatic “fast radio bursts”, bright millisecond flashes of radio waves that pop off thousands of times every day, all over the sky, with astonishing energy output. Dr. Chatterjee searches for and studies neutron stars, and how to use their lighthouse beams as clocks to build a long-wavelength gravitational wave detector. He has done foundational work on fast radio bursts that has been featured twice on the cover of Nature, and plays a small role in the Event Horizon Telescope team that won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for imaging a black hole.
Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson and Mr. Richard Lawson: "WACO: Where Art Can Occur" | Talks at Google Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson and Mr. Richard Lawson: "WACO: Where Art Can Occur" | Talks at Google
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The WACO Theater Center is dedicated to the empowerment of artists within a diversified pool of LA communities. It's founders mission is to create a space Where Art Can Occur. WACO Theater Center, where artists and non-artists alike will be taught to develop their true purpose and awaken their own individual power source which fuels their art. Learn more at https://wacotheatercenter.com/.
Anthony Casalena: "How Anthony Casalena Built and Scaled Squarespace" | Talks at Google Anthony Casalena: "How Anthony Casalena Built and Scaled Squarespace" | Talks at Google
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In 2003, Anthony Casalena founded Squarespace in his dorm room at the University of Maryland and 16 years later, the all-in-one website building platform is a global company with millions of customers. In this talk, Anthony discusses his experience building and scaling Squarespace, the importance of culture, why design is the ultimate differentiator online, and what’s next for Squarespace as it continues to scale by diversifying its product and offering to meet the needs of the growing independent workforce. Moderated by David Thacker.
Justin Willman: "Magic for Humans" | Talks at Google Justin Willman: "Magic for Humans" | Talks at Google
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Justin Willman wows the audience with his magic and discusses season 2 of Netflix's Magic For Humans. In 2018, Willman premiered his six-episode magic series on Netflix entitled Magic For Humans with Justin Willman. In the series, Willman brings his skills as a magician to the strange and misunderstood subcultures of America, while incorporating his disarming demeanor into street magic and social experiments that will boggle the mind. Upon premiering, the show instantly became one of the most streamed shows on Netflix with clips from the show garnering over 150 million views to date across social media, even sparking a viral meme. Indiewire called Willman the “perfect magician/hybrid prototype with incredible comedic timing,” and Rotten Tomatoes currently has the show listed at an 88% audience approval. Watch online via https://www.netflix.com/title/80190510. Moderated by Megan Green.
Abigail Hing Wen & Dani Melia: "Crafting Asian American Stories" | Talks at Google Abigail Hing Wen & Dani Melia: "Crafting Asian American Stories" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Dani Melia, producer of The Farewell, and Abigail Hing Wen, author of Loveboat, Taipei. Together they share their journeys of overcoming barriers to bring authentic, diverse stories to the traditional media & publishing industries. Loveboat, Taipei debuted on the New York Times best sellers list and hit it again the following week, bumping up a spot. The novel is a Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Pick, featured in Entertainment Weekly and the World Journal. Abigail holds a BA from Harvard, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MFA from Vermont School of Fine Arts. When she's not writing stories or listening to her favorite scores, she is busy working in artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, where she lives with her husband and two sons. She speaks and writes on artificial intelligence, emerging tech and ethics with bylines in Fortune and Forbes. Moderated by Lauren Wong. Get Loveboat, Taipei here: https://goo.gle/36JpYhD.
Broadway Cast of "Slave Play" | Talks at Google Broadway Cast of "Slave Play" | Talks at Google
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At the MacGregor Plantation, nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. It’s an antebellum fever-dream as three interracial couples converge to rip open history at the intersection of race, love, sex, and sexuality in 21st-century America. Don’t miss this production that “reimagines the possibilities of what theater can give us” (The New York Times). Jeremy O. Harris, “a major new voice in the American theater” (Chicago Tribune), brings to Broadway the “raw, revelatory, and revolutionary play” (The Daily Beast) that stunned audiences with a sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by two-time NAACP and Obie Award® winner Robert O’Hara, SLAVE PLAY is “one of the best and most provocative new works to show up on Broadway in years” (The New York Times). Panelists include: Paul Alexander Nolan - Jim Joaquina Kalukango - Kaneisha Ato Blankson-Wood - Gary James Cusati-Moyer - Dustin Sullivan Jones - Philli Chalia La Tour - Teá Irene Sofia Lucio - Patricia Visit https://slaveplaybroadway.com/ for more info. Moderated by Tony-Award winner, Tonya Pinkins.
Laser Malena-Webber: "Crowdfunding for Musicians" | Talks at Google Laser Malena-Webber: "Crowdfunding for Musicians" | Talks at Google
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Laser Malena-Webber shares with us their new book, Crowdfunding for Musicians, which guides artists and musicians through building an audience and making art that matters. Laser is a singer, guitarist, and the one person management team for The Doubleclicks, an internationally touring band with six albums, four of which have charted on Billboard. They have produced several viral music videos and raised over half a million dollars in Patreon and Kickstarter campaigns since 2014. Laser is the founder of Doubleclicks Records, a label that helps artists leverage the internet for their careers and Laser’s crowdfunding consulting business, Laser Campaigns, is one of only twenty companies officially endorsed by Kickstarter.
Meredith Harper Houston: "The Swan Within" | Talks at Google Meredith Harper Houston: "The Swan Within" | Talks at Google
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Meredith Harper Houston is an educator, survivor of sexual abuse, and founder & chair of The Swan Within. She is a community partner with the Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Commission on Employment Equity, which gives second chances to formerly incarcerated Angelenos. Mrs. Houston is also a dancer herself, choreographer to stars and the owner of the Merryland Dance Studio. The Swan Within: Healing Through Ballet is a Los Angeles based non-profit which provides ballet and empowerment to incarcerated teen girls who have been involved in the commercial sexual exploitation of children, sexual abuse, and physical abuse. Mrs. Houston works tirelessly to inform and disrupt misconceptions of sexually exploited youth. Learn more about Meredith and her work at https://www.swanwithin.org
Dr. Bradford Parkinson: "GPS For Humanity" | Talks at Google Dr. Bradford Parkinson: "GPS For Humanity" | Talks at Google
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Dr. Bradford Parkinson "The Father of GPS" Over the past 30 years, a new utility has come into being. It has stealthily crept into the fabric of worldwide society and created dependencies that did not exist before. This utility is known as the Global Positioning System or GPS. With over a billion GPS receivers in use, this stunning achievement has truly revolutionized the way the world functions in the 21st century. More than anything else, GPS has become the United State's gift to Humanity. Virtually every cell phone system relies on GPS for timing. Almost every ship and aircraft carries multiple GPS receivers to provide positioning information. Other applications span earth movement, transportation, object tracking, and resource identification. Today, the loss of GPS signals would have catastrophic consequences. The applications for Air Safety, Search and Rescue, Disease Tracking, and many more will be highlighted. Some of the applications, such as GeoCaching are just educational "Fun".
Chris Lintott: "The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse" | Talks at Google Chris Lintott: "The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse" | Talks at Google
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Chris Lintott, professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford and co-presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night, discusses his new book “The Crowd and the Cosmos”. Professor Lintott explains how scientific research has changed recently. The past decade has seen an explosion in our data-gathering capabilities, and many projects now require scientists to deal with a deluge of data. Artificial intelligence is one part of the solution - but will it spell the end of human involvement in scientific discovery? No, argues Chris Lintott. We humans still have unique capabilities to bring to bear - our curiosity, our capacity for wonder, and, most importantly, our capacity for surprise. It seems that humans and computers working together do better than computers can on their own. In his talk, Professor Lintott explains how anyone, including you, can help explore the Universe in your lunch hour. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2RKwkYt.
Chef Martin Yan & Guests: "Celebrating Lunar New Year" | Talks at Google Chef Martin Yan & Guests: "Celebrating Lunar New Year" | Talks at Google
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Celebrity Chef Martin Yan, from Yan Can Cook, celebrates Lunar New Year with Talks at Google by giving us a cooking demo. Born in Guangzhou, China, Chef Yan always possesses a passion for cooking. While pursuing an MS in Food Science, he taught Chinese cooking for the university extension program. In 1978, he pioneered a Chinese cooking TV show: the now classic “Yan Can Cook.” Infused with his characteristic warmth, humor and vitality, the show quickly won a worldwide following. The format expanded to include distinct styles of Asian cooking, with Chef Yan traveling to culinary hot spots to introduce viewers to local food and customs. A popular guest-instructor, Yan also taught at the California Culinary Academy, Johnson & Wales University, The Chinese Cuisine Institute in Hong Kong, The Culinary Institute of America, the University of San Francisco and chef training programs across North America. In 1985, he founded the Yan Can International Cooking School. His Yan Can and SensAsian Restaurants offer inventive pan-Asian menus and give competitors a run for their woks. Chef Yan has been nominated for many prestigious awards including the James Beard Award. He has captured the attention, admiration and hearts of millions of cooking fans by spicing his cooking artistry and teaching with a personal ingredient: wit. Via television or in person, a cooking session with Chef Yan proves invigorating as well as educational. He is dedicated to dispelling the mysteries of Asian cooking, and furthering an understanding of the cultures that created these cuisines, with spirited fun and entertainment.
"Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds" | Talks at Google "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds" | Talks at Google
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Barbara Sahakian visits Talks at Google to discuss her book "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds". Should brain scans be allowed at airports to screen for terrorists? Should they be used to vet future judges and teachers? Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Cambridge, Past-President of the International Neuroethics Society, Past-President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In this talk, she discusses her book "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds". With co-author Julia Gottwald, she takes readers beyond the media headlines, considering what the technique of fMRI entails, and what information it can give us. They show which applications are possible today, which ones are science fiction, and also discuss the important ethical questions these techniques raise. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/3ac8zRu.
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