Talks at Google
The Talks at Google program brings authors, innovators, scientists, actors, actresses, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and speakers of all kinds to Google for talks centering on their work. 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. Also, the materials presented in the videos are licensed to Google by the speaker(s). Google does not endorse any products or technology presented by the guest speakers.

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Diane Atkinson: "Rise Up, Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes" | Talks at Google
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Historian Diane Atkinson shares her immense knowledge of the diverse participants in the women's suffrage movement. Diane's book, "Rise Up Women, The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes" celebrates the lives of these women, from actresses to mill-workers, teachers to doctors, seamstresses to scientists, clerks, boot-makers and sweated workers. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/cC5GZe
DC Comics: 80 Years of Superman | Talks at Google
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Some of the top artists and writers from DC Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman, and Paul Dini, visit Google LA during WonderCon 2018 to discuss 80 years of Superman, the most iconic superhero in pop culture. The most powerful being on the planet, his amazing abilities are also a stark reminder of how different he is from the people to whom he’s dedicated his life to protect. A universal icon, Superman means different things to the many diverse people he inspires: He’s an alien; an immigrant from a faraway land just looking to help; a country boy fighting the never-ending battle for truth and justice. Panelists: Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman, & Paul Dini ACTION COMICS #1000 https://goo.gl/XfyjAz ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN https://goo.gl/TCsr3L Moderated by Dorina Arellano.
Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper: "No Mercy in This Land" | Talks at Google
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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, GRAMMY Award winning and multiplatinum-selling blues musicians, talk about their newest album, “No Mercy in This Land.” The album is their second musical exploration together. Ben and Charlie were in Los Angeles to kick off the album’s release, and visited Google to talk with John Albert, author and journalist (and childhood friend of Ben’s). This show shares the story of Ben and Charlie’s musical influences, and the inspiration behind their musical collaborations. They talk about how they met through blues legend John Lee Hooker, marking the beginning of their strong musical kinship and deep friendship. The show explores what the blues means to each of them and how it is evolving as a musical medium of expression for the 21st century. Ben Harper YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/benharper Charlie Musselwhite YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MusselwhiteHarp Moderated by John Albert.
Carter Cast: "The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made [...]" | Talks at Google
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Learn the 5 common reasons why a career derails. Cast examines the 5 common reasons why talented people derail their careers, which he expresses through archetypes – Captain Fantastic, The Solo Flyer, Version 1.0, The One Trick Pony, and The Whirling Dervish. More info about Carter and his book at: http://cartercast.com/
Karl Stanley: "Two Decades of Deep Sea Exploration in Homemade Submarines" | Talks at Google
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Self-taught engineer and deep ocean explorer Karl Stanley drops by the Google NYC office to share his journey, talk about how the Schmidt Ocean Institute has helped enable the next wave of exploration in the waters around his home in Roatán, Honduras and give his take on the current state of the manned sub industry. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Karl Stanley has been exploring the depths of the ocean down to half a mile deep, logging over 5000 hours in two submersibles that he built himself. His journey started with a dream when he was 9 and he started construction on his first deep sea submersible at the age of 15 in his parents' backyard in New Jersey. He has spent over 5000 hours exploring the deep ocean and now operates the deepest sub in the world regularly offering trips to the public. He has been a TED speaker and is featured in a documentary entitled "A View from Below". stanleysubmarines.com
Francesco Marconi: "Live Like Fiction: 30 Days to Become the Author of Your [...]" | Talks at Google
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In Live Like Fiction, Marconi helps young professionals navigating a contemporary business world that demands an entrepreneurial spirit and sense of purpose. The book alludes both to his own experiences and those of entrepreneurs, executives and academics. Marconi’s book is designed for offline interactivity through exercises that prompt readers to author their own lives. The author’s style of writing is blunt, provocative and evokes a sense of millennial fellowship. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/BbjL8q Moderated by Germán Santana.
Josh Brown: "CEO, Ritholtz Wealth Management" | Talks at Google
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Josh Brown is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, a New York City-based investment advisory firm, and a regular commentator on CNBC's "Halftime Report." His Twitter account @ReformedBroker has over 1M followers and has been named by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and TIME Magazine as the most important financial follow on Twitter. His blog, The Reformed Broker, is read by millions of investors, traders and advisors around the world. He is also the author of the books "Backstage Wall Street" and "Clash of the Financial Pundits." In this candid chat, Josh discusses a wide range of financial topics, including cryptocurrency, derivatives, equities, and much more. Infographic used with permission: https://goo.gl/2wVzan Get the book here: https://goo.gl/RKHPfX Moderated by Scot Pansing.
Washington Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib: "Accessibility & Innovation" | Talks at Google
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Washington Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib talks about the impact technology has had on his life (and on the lives of other blind users), and in his role as Lieutenant Governor. Moderated by Anna Cavender.
Andrew Keen: "How to Fix the Future" | Talks at Google
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Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers of the Internet to our culture and society and he joins us to discuss his new book, How to Fix the Future. After the huge changes of the Industrial Revolution, civilised societies remade 19th century capitalism into a more humane version of itself - and Andrew shows how we can do the same in the wake of the Digital Revolution. He identifies five broad strategies to tackle the digital future and travels the world to find best (and worst!) practices in each area. In doing he so, he aims to provide hope that the economic inequality, unemployment, cultural decay, war on privacy and individual alienation caused by the digital upheaval may still be solvable so that we can look forward to the future. Moderated by Peter Barron.
Broadway's "Once on this Island" | Talks at Google
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Cast members Quentin Earl Darrington, Kenita R. Miller, Loren Lott, & Rodrick Covington and creatives Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty stop by Google to discuss the critically acclaimed musical revival "Once on this Island." Once On This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie (Lea Salonga), Asaka (Alex Newell, “Glee”), Papa Ge (Merle Dandridge, “Greenleaf”), and Agwe (Quentin Earl Darrington, Cats), on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life in a striking production by Tony Award®-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown. This production transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope. Song list: 1:00 - Mama Will Provide 49:08 - Rain 52:00 - Waiting for Life Moderated by Michael Shayan.
Scooter Braun: "The Life of an Entertainment Power Player" | Talks at Google
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Scooter Braun is one of the entertainment industry’s biggest entrepreneurs and innovators and the founder of SB Projects, a diversified entertainment and media company with ventures at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. Today, Braun has a roster of the top pop culture icons under his management, record label, and publishing companies that include Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher, Karlie Kloss, Tori Kelly, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Black Eyed Peas, and Martin Garrix to name a few. Braun has broken more new artists than any other music executive in the last decade and now has expanded his reach by establishing a fund, which invests in some of the largest management, media, and rights companies in the industry. SB Projects houses a film and television production division which led to Braun making waves in the industry with his first documentary film, Never Say Never. SB Projects also continues to impact new verticals under its tech incubator, Silent Labs, which holds investments in Uber, Spotify, Songza, Casper, Waze, and Pinterest among others. As Braun continues to expand SB Projects, he remains committed to the company’s founding philosophy of giving back and designs a philanthropic element for each new initiative. Braun serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools in developing countries. The organization has helped to build more than 400 schools in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He is also on the board of Fuck Cancer, an organization focused on prevention and early detection of cancer, which his wife Yael Braun co-founded. Braun, his clients, and his companies have – together – granted more wishes for Make-A-Wish than any other organization in the history of the foundation. In 2017, Braun proved to be the music industry’s ‘first-responder’ when he organized the One Love Manchester benefit concert and Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon, within just months of one-another. Braun lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. Moderated by Jesse Michels.
Lauren Smith Brody: "The Fifth Trimester" | Talks at Google
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Lauren Smith Brody discusses her new book, "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Success After Baby." Parental leave policies and childcare struggles are increasingly part of the national conversation, making The Fifth Trimester more relevant than ever. The first three trimesters (and the fourth -- those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. The Fifth Trimester is a practical, funny, tells-it-like-it-is guide for new moms coping with the demands of the real world after having a baby. Lauren's work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN.com, Forbes, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glamour, Refinery29, and dozens more outlets for business leaders and mothers. Prior to writing The Fifth Trimester, Lauren had a 16-year career in magazine publishing, most recently as the longtime executive editor of Glamour magazine. The mother of two young sons, she is committed to helping businesses and new parents work together to create a more family-friendly workplace culture. Get the book: https://goo.gl/3oGHyx Moderated by Karen Aviram Beatty.
Richard Rothstein: "The Color of Law" | Talks at Google
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Richard Rothstein discusses his book, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." Moderated by Halimah DeLaine Prado. Get the book: goo.gl/TvYhLk
Leonard Mlodinow: "Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change" | Talks at Google
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Leonard Mlodinow is a theoretical physicist who is good at making complex scientific topics interesting and easier to understand. He has five New York Times best sellers including Subliminal and The Grand Design with Stephen Hawking. Among other TV shows, he wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has made numerous contributions to various publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific America as well as appearances on a range of TV shows from Morning Joe to Through the Wormhole. He explains what elastic thinking is, why it's important, and ways to encourage it in ourselves. Moderated by David Levin. Get the book: https://goo.gl/cmsQbD
Babacar Sy, Guerschon Yabusele: "Giving Back Can Defeat Poverty" | Talks at Google
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Boston Celtics basketball player Guerschon Yabusele grew up in a low-income neighborhood in France. As with 200 other young kids around the world, Guerschon has been given lifetime opportunities by the 'Giving Back' non-profit organization, including elite sports training, access to $10M of college scholarships, and social entrepreneurship training. Founded by longtime NBA basketball international evaluator Babacar Sy, 'Giving Back' has built a sustainable social reinvestment system for its program's alumni. One of its success stories, Kudjo Sogadzi, who went from the inner city suburbs of Paris to the hedge fund industry, embodies the value of education. Powered by their "Never forget where you come from..." motto, those former and current athletes now focus on women's social entrepreneurship through the Grow Academy, an-all female training program based in Senegal and West Africa. Amsatou Diop, a Sup'Imax college student, is the first Grow Academy graduate from Senegal to create a sustainable social business. Moderated by Bill Brougher.
Dydine Umunyana: "Embracing Survival" | Talks at Google
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Embracing Survival, a memoir by Dydine Umunyana, tells the story of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against Tutsis at the hands of Hutu perpetrators through the eyes of the four-year-old-child that she was when the horror occurred. Separated from her family, she barely survived the conflict. While the physical killing eventually stopped, the mental and emotional torture continued, affecting her, her family, friends, and community until acceptance paved a way forward. Now 27 years old and living in the United States, she writes that she has "learned that we cannot do for others what we cannot do for ourselves. By nourishing the light within ourselves, we find strength we never knew was there...one's own life experiences are not meant to be kept, but to be shared and learned from." Get the book here: https://goo.gl/485X4Z Moderated by Torrence Boone.
John Krasinski: "A Quiet Place" | Talks at Google
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John Krasinski discusses his latest film "A Quiet Place," which he co-wrote, directed, executive produced, and starred in. The film, which also stars Emily Blunt, premiered at South by Southwest in early March. In this modern horror thriller, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. The film hits theaters April 6, 2018. Moderated by Matthew Hendershot.
Jukebox the Ghost: "Off to the Races" | Talks at Google
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A special performance and Q&A from Brooklyn natives Jukebox the Ghost in conjunction with their new album release "Off to the Races". Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums). Get the album here: https://goo.gl/iEk6xC More about the band: http://www.jukeboxtheghost.com/ Tommy's Van Doodles: https://goo.gl/ACCX9Y Moderated by Aaron Zemach.
Mitchel Resnick: "Scratch: Coding for Everyone!" | Talks at Google
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Scratch is now the world’s largest coding community for kids. Scratch founder Mitch Resnick will discuss the motivations underlying Scratch, the reasons for its success, and its plans for the future — including a sneak peek at the next generation of Scratch. Resnick will also share ideas and stories from his new book “Lifelong Kindergarten,” in which he argues that all of school (in fact, all of life) should be more like kindergarten — providing learners with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passions, in collaboration with peers, in a playful spirit. Resnick is Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab. Intro by Tammy Stern. Get the book: https://goo.gl/k1c8SB
Claudie Haigneré, Ersilia Scarpetta: "European Space Agency: A Career in Space" | Talks at Google
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Claudie Haigneré is a French doctor, politician, and former astronaut with the CNES and the ESA, and Ersilia Vaudo, who works with the ESA since 1991, is currently the space agency’s Chief Diversity Officer. They discuss their passion for space, research, STEM, and diversity; the story of their careers, their views of the future of ESA and space exploration, and their thoughts on diversity in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science. Moderated by Sarah Drinkwater.
Sarah McBride: "Tomorrow Will Be Different" | Talks at Google
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In April 2012, when transgender issues had yet to break onto the national scene, Sarah McBride made headlines - and history-when she came out publicly as a transgender woman while serving as American University's student body president. With a viral Facebook post that announced her identity, she suddenly found herself on the forefront of a movement, fighting for positive change. Tomorrow Will Be Different is the empowering story of Sarah's life, love, and loss. Through Sarah's inspiring work as an activist, the book serves as an insightful and educational look at the LGBTQ community's battles for equal rights. Sarah skillfully explains what it means to be transgender, and with compassion she opens her heart so others can learn from her story. Sarah weaves together political and cultural milestones with her own personal journey, opening hearts and minds along the way. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/rBdbnb "Sarah McBride, an inspiring political leader and one of the nation's most visible and tireless advocates for equality, has already broken barriers and made history. Mixing tragic heartache with unending hope, Tomorrow Will Be Different promised to be a seminal book at a critical moment for both the LGBTQ community and our country." -CHAD GRIFFIN, president of the Human Rights Campaign
Maestro Amjad Ali Khan with Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash | Talks at Google
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Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash stop by Google's global headquarters and treat us with an exclusive, mesmerizing concert performance. In the Fireside Chat that follows, they discuss their musical journeys, reflect on the evolving digital music landscape and share advice for the next generation of classical musicians. Performance credits: [2:19] Raga Bhatiyali with Raga Durga Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash on Sarod Amit Kavthekar on Tabla Composer: Amjad Ali Khan [12:53] Raga Ganesh Kalyan Amjad Ali Khan on Sarod Amit Kavthekar on Tabla Composer: Amjad Ali Khan [21:38] Raga Bahar and Raga Mian Ki Malhar Amjad Ali Khan on Sarod Amit Kavthekar on Tabla Composer: Amjad Ali Khan Moderated by Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP.
Edoardo Nesi: "Everything is Broken Up and Dances: The Crushing of the [...]" | Talks at Google
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Edoardo Nesi is a writer, translator, filmmaker, and politician who won the Strega Prize in 2011 for his book, Story of my People. In this latest book, Everything is Broken Up and Dances, he and co-author Guido Maria Brera chronicle the tumultuous years of this century, and the deleterious effect that economic globalization has had on the middle class across Europe and America. While visiting America to promote the English translation of this book, Nesi sat down with Googler Marzia Polito to discuss everything from how Nesi and Brera met, to how the political climate in Italy has shifted as a result of the economic turmoil that it has faced in the past couple of decades. From the collapse of the small, family-owned textile industries (thanks to the cheap and plentiful disposable fabrics being made "in the name of fashion"), to the complexities of the European Union's attempts to bail out countries in debt, Nesi and Polito tackle each topic with the gusto that endears us to our Italian friends. The talk is thought-provoking, inspiring, and perhaps even life-changing. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/ptJkiq
Ryan Holiday: "Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan [...]" | Talks at Google
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Ryan Holiday discusses his new book "CONSPIRACY: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue", which examines the case against Gawker that rocked the media world—and the conspiracy masterminded by billionaire Peter Thiel. Informed by interviews with all the key players, Holiday's unique perspective transforms these events into both a dissection of that controversial word and methodology—conspiracy—and an eye opening cautionary tale on the use, abuse, and consequences of power and secrecy in the modern age. It is a study in power, strategy, and one of the most wildly ambitious and successful—secret plots in recent memory. Moderated by Eric M. Ruiz.
Broadway's "The Band's Visit" | Talks at Google
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A performance and discussion with the cast and creatives of “The Band’s Visit,” the most critically acclaimed new musical on Broadway. About the show: After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. "The Band's Visit" celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. Moderated by Michael Shayan.
J. Haskel, S. Westlake: "Capitalism without Capital" | Talks at Google
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Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity. Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
Paolo Ruffino: "Future Gaming: Creative Interventions in Video Game Culture" | Talks at Google
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Paolo Ruffino, Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Lincoln discusses his new book “Future Gaming.” Paolo presents a critical take on contemporary game culture, in a talk which encourages us to raise ethical questions on the production of games, and of the events which unfold after their release. More info: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/future-gaming
Walter Naegle, Matt Wolf, Brett Peters: "Bayard and Me [...]" | Talks at Google
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Bayard Rustin, the civil rights hero best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Martin Luther King Jr., adopted his partner Walter in the 1980s -- the only way to protect a relationship that did not yet have the option of legal marriage. Hear documentary Director Matt Wolf, racial history scholar Shawn Dye, and Bayard's partner Walter Naegle speak about navigating the challenges of intersecting civil rights and LGBT rights movements; and bravely facing adversity at a time when interracial and same-sex couples were still mired in taboo. In partnership with the It Gets Better Project. Watch the documentary here: https://goo.gl/VB6FKs Moderated by Victor Scotti.
Jamie Jones: "Decelerating, Correlated, and Skewed: Understanding How the [...] " | Talks at Google
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Rationality has taken a hit recently. A veritable torrent of work in psychology and economics has challenged the notion that the human brain is designed to make rational decisions. However, this observation raises a paradox. By almost any measure, Homo sapiens is a spectacularly successful species. From humble origins approximately two million years ago, humans have grown to a population that exceeds seven billion and have colonized – and come to dominate – nearly every terrestrial biome. This phenomenal growth suggests that, on average, our ancestors made very good decisions. Yet this work from psychology and economics suggests that the decision-making software that our brains run is profoundly flawed — that we are, in a word, irrational. How is it possible that a species apparently so defective in its ability to generate sound decisions can be so incredibly successful? Humans are biological entities and, as such, we are subject to the laws of evolution. However, when the rules for rational decision-making were discovered and formalized, this fact was ignored. It turns out that the rules for a living organism, anchored in the present and subject to a force of selection which is extremely averse to extinction, are quite different from the rules of abstract, formal rationality. Jones will show how the all-important need to avoid extinction in a world that is at best incompletely known has profound implications for preferences, utility, and rationality. By ignoring the condition of existential uncertainty, the theory of rational decision-making has developed distorted expectations of how an organism working in its own best interest should behave.
Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson & Lyriq Bent: "Tyler Perry's Acrimony" | Talks at Google
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Tyler Perry's Acrimony is an upcoming American psychological thriller film produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Jazmyn Simon, and Crystle Stewart, and follows a loyal wife who decides to take revenge on her unfaithful husband. In theatres March 30th, 2018. More info about the film at https://www.acrimony.movie/ Moderated by William Floyd.
Ali Mostafa: "Being An Emirati Film Director" | Talks at Google
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Ali F. Mostafa is one of the pioneering Emirati filmmakers. Growing up in the UAE, Ali pursued his goal in 2003 when he enrolled at the London Film School to obtain an M.A. of practical training in film. He set up his own production company, AFM Films in 2007, producing feature films, short films, documentaries, TV commercials, and corporate films. Ali's short graduation film 'Under the Sun' has been officially selected and nominated for best Foreign Film in various international festivals across the world. It also won 'Best Emirates Film 2006' In the Emirates Film Competition held in the countries Capital, Abu Dhabi. Ali's work gained him recognition as 'Best Emirati Filmmaker' by the Dubai International Film Festival in 2007. Digital Studio magazine awarded him '2010 Young Filmmaker of the Year' with Ali's, and the UAE's biggest achievement in film, his feature debut City of Life. His sophomore film, From A to B, was the first Emirati film to open the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. His latest feature, produced by Imagenation Abu Dhabi, is the Arab worlds first post-apocalyptic thriller and titled The Worthy. Ali was awarded Man of The Year in 2014 by Esquire magazine's Man At His Best Awards for his achievements in helping build a UAE film industry. Moderated by Sara Hamdan.
Jim Meehan: "Meehan's Bartender Manual" | Talks at Google
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Bartender, journalist, and author Jim Meehan talks about his passion for service, quest for knowledge, and the transformative power of hospitality. Author of “Meehan's Bartender Manual” and “The PDT Cocktail Book”, Jim achieved acclaim for his work behind bars in New York City. He’s worked in nearly every capacity of the hospitality business for the latter half his of his 40 years on the planet. A Chicago area native schooled in Wisconsin; he now spends almost as much time on the road at trade shows and trainings as at home in Portland, Oregon. His latest bar, Prairie School, regularly brings him back to his hometown. Moderated by Amy Starr.
Ray Dalio: "Principles: Life and Work" | Talks at Google
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In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history, and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. In his new book "Principles", Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career, arguing that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules, and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Moderated by Jordan Thibodeau.
Ryan Williams: "Telling Your Authentic Story" | Talks at Google
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Ryan Williams, the author of The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it With the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age, has built an actionable framework for telling better business and personal stories. His storytelling structure is a new approach for crafting and scripting your 3 authentic stories to tell in any room, anytime, to anyone. Los Angeles-based author Ryan Williams teaches his step-by-step guide to telling your authentic brand story. He instructs how to build a core community around your idea, collaborate with key influencers to grow your base, and build a brand that changes the world. For the last three years, Ryan interviewed over 100 influencers who have built culture-changing online such as: Seth Godin, Brad Feld, Derek Sivers, Troy Carter, Jemele Hill and many others. His authentic storytelling framework helps brands, leaders, and companies anchor their brand stories, grow their influence, and thrive in the digital age. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/FcJmhY
Barenaked Ladies: "Fake Nudes" | Talks at Google
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In advance of their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the JUNO Awards, Barenaked Ladies stops at Google in their home town of Toronto to perform live and talk about their new album "Fake Nudes." Over the last 30 years Barenaked Ladies has sold over 15 million records, played over 1500 shows, and has become embedded in the soundtrack of the lives of Canadians. Over the years they have gained a following with their incredible live performances, and since their song "One Week" hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1998, they have been universally beloved across North America and the world. In 2017 they played 45 shows all across Canada to celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial. In November of the same year they released their fifteenth studio album, "Fake Nudes" containing 'Canada Dry', the most Canadian song ever written according to Ed Robertson. This year the band will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the JUNO Awards, 25 years after their first JUNO win for "Group of the Year" for their 1992 release "Gordon." Barenaked Ladies: Ed Robertson (guitar, vocals) - Jim Creeggan (bass, vocals) - Kevin Hearn (keyboard, guitar, vocals) - Tyler Stewart (drums, vocals) Event moderated by Adam Green.
Rob Richie, Krist Novoselić: "FairVote: Improving Democratic Outcomes" | Talks at Google
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FairVote, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992, is dedicated to bringing Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to American voters. Rob Richie has directed FairVote since co-founding the organization in 1992, and runs it alongside FairVote Board Member Krist Novoselić (who founded Nirvana with bandmates Kurt Cobain and David Grohl). Join Krist Novoselic and Rob Richie as they explain FairVote.org’s roadmap for winning RCV at every level of American government. Moderated by Martin Cochran.
Christina Enright: "How Relationships Wire Children’s Brains" | Talks at Google
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Babies are born with 100 billion neurons, by 3 years of age, 85% of brain connections are formed. In this talk child psychologist, Christina Enright delves into role our very first relationships play in this formation and brain development. Delving into Harvard research and the ‘Still Face’ experiment developed by Dr Edward Tronick, Christina presents a strong argument on how relationships wire children’s brains and help them to develop their personal resilience. Over the past twelve years Christina has worked as a psychotherapist with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings. Christina has a special interest in the brain development, trauma and attachment; in particular, how parenting impacts on the global development, mental health and personality of a child, as well as how this manifests in human behaviour across the lifespan.
Kate Voegele: "Shoot This Arrow: Getting Out Of The Passenger Seat" | Talks at Google
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Kate Voegele's ear for music started as early as she can remember, learning to the play the guitar and write music from her talented father. From releasing her first album at age 16 to landing a four season acting swing on "One Tree Hill" (which incorporated her own music) she's never looked back. Kate's musical style matured even further, following her 1970's Southern California musical inspirations with the release of 2016's acclaimed "Canyonlands". While in Ann Arbor for a stop on her tour, Kate came to Google to play some music and discuss her career, the personal transformation that has allowed her to get out of the passenger seat and take the wheel of her life, and her newest single, "Shoot This Arrow", which pays homage to the women's empowerment movement, something near and dear to Kate's heart. Kate's Google Play: https://goo.gl/qF9yQY Kate's Website: http://www.katevoegele.com/ Moderated by Jason Andreas.
Mario Carpo: "The Second Digital Turn" | Talks at Google
4 weeks ago En
Mario Carpo, Professor of Architectural History and Theory at University College London discusses his new book “The Second Digital Turn.” We know technology is revolutionizing architecture & design, but have you ever wondered how data itself influences design? Today, the power of computation favors a new kind of design based on prediction by simulation, rather than more traditional methods. Join us to learn about the past, present and future in computer aided design. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/923AJ2
Ned Heagerty: "Tea Talk" | Talks at Google
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Ned Heagerty is the guru from Silk Road Tea. Silk Road Teas was established in 1992 as an importer of rare and specialty teas from China. The company was perhaps the first U.S.-based company to travel extensively in China to procure what are classed as specialty teas. Today, the company continues to operate using this direct procurement model purchasing its teas “on the ground”, directly from tea farms, markets and specialty tea factories. These early spring harvest or “before the rain” artisanal teas are the signature offerings of Silk Road Teas. Purchasing direct from farms and small factories, Silk Road preserves these single-origin, small lots to ensure our customers experience the sublime aromas and flavors of the traditional tea culture of China. Moderated by Paige Schoening.
Niamh Gaffney: "Change! Control the Uncontrollable" | Talks at Google
4 weeks ago En
Change Happens...What matters is what happens next. In this talk, Medical and Psychology coach Niamh Gaffney shares actionable tips on how to better manage change and regain control in our lives.
Rick Schwartz: "An Inside Look into the San Diego Zoo" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
The century-old San Diego Zoo and its sister park, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, are two of the city’s most prominent establishments. Rick Schwartz, its Global Ambassador, shares the history of the not-for-profit organization­—from its humble beginnings in 1916 to its present-day position as a globally renowned tourist attraction, cultural touchstone, and conservation juggernaut —currently leading the fight to end extinction worldwide. During his talk, Rick showcases various animals live to further inspire you to appreciate wildlife and maybe get involved in conservation.
Yujin Nagasawa: "A Very Short Introduction to Miracles" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Philosopher, Yujin Nagasawa, gives an introduction to the history and philosophy of miracles. In this talk, Professor Nagasawa considers how we define miracles and what makes us believe in miracles in the modern world. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/YCvvnA
Clint Smith: "Black Poems" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Writer, teacher, and PhD candidate Clint Smith shares some of his work. Hear some of his poems, and learn about his perspectives on race in the US. Click here to get the book: https://goo.gl/V9h2bd
Alan Cumming & Michael Rauch: "CBS's Instinct" | Talks at Google
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Star of stage and screen Alan Cumming and executive producer Michael Rauch join us for a discussion of CBS's new show, "Instinct", which premiers Sunday, March 18, 2018. "Instinct" stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to packed classes of adoring students. But when tenacious top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan's first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case and comes out of retirement. Helping them is Julian Cousins, Dylan's invaluable CIA comrade who rivals Dylan in brilliance and wit, and can get top-secret dirt on anyone, anywhere, anytime. Lizzie's boss, Lt. Jasmine Gooden, is glad to see her best detective finally agree to work with someone on a case, since Lizzie has refused any partner since a tragic event one year ago. But as Dylan feels reenergized tapping into his old skill set, his husband, Andy, is concerned that Dylan's breaking their pact about putting away his cloak and dagger for good. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts. Based on the James Patterson novel. More about the show: https://www.cbs.com/shows/instinct/ Moderated by Mistral Myers.
Grace Kelly: "Live with the Google CAM Jazz All Stars" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Saxophonist Grace Kelly was raised in a household that exposed her to many forms of music. She started taking clarinet lessons in Grade 4, but quickly switched to alto sax at the age of 10. She was soon transcribing Charlie Parker and Miles Davis pieces. Kelly recorded her first album, Dreaming, when she was 12. She studied with renowned saxophonist Lee Konitz, and became well known in Boston-area jazz circles by age 16. In Dec 2015, Jon Batiste snagged Grace as a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Stay Human, playing multiple reeds and singing. As a band leader, she has performed over 800 concerts in over 30 countries, in notable venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Symphony Hall. She has performed and/or recorded with Harry Connick Jr, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Steve Martin, and many others. In this special performance, Kelly plays with the Google Cambridge jazz group and discusses her music and life with CAM Googler Peter Fernandez.
Joe Lazauskas: "The Storytelling Edge" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Author and Contently's Head of Content Strategy Joe Lazausaks shares the secrets from his brand new book about the hidden science of storytelling, revealing the subtle differences between stories that make an enormous impact and those that disappoint. In 2018, it’s harder than ever to tell stories that stands out while also standing the test of time. To show how to do both, Lazauskas will take the audience through the neuroscience of storytelling, social experiments we’ve conducted on thousands of people, and case studies of the most successful storytellers throughout history. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/71k1bJ
A.J. Jacobs: "The Experimental Life - What I Learned from 20 Years of [...]" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist and lecturer who has written numerous New York Times bestsellers such as The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World and The Year of Living Biblically. A.J. discusses some of the lessons learned from his various lifestyle immersions from trying to achieve peak fitness to living by the biblical rules literally. He finds insights into the human condition through the body, the mind and our relations to others from his latest work, It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/wGAJK7
Jesse Robert Coffino: "True Play, the Complex Mind of the Child and the [...]" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Jesse Coffino, parent and educator, provides a in-depth introduction to Anji Play, a revolutionary movement of educational change that began in rural eastern China and has begun to scale globally. In a talk that outlines the foundations of early education in China and the dramatic changes that have resulted from returning the right of self-determined True Play to children in Anji County, China, Jesse shares the powerful scientific and philosophical foundations of this innovative new approach developed by educator Cheng Xueqin and shares how the lessons of Anji Play can inform our decisions about how we educate our own children.
Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
A performance and Q&A with the Broadway cast and book writer from Dear Evan Hansen: Steven Levenson, Michael Park, Will Roland, Kristolyn Lloyd, Laura Dreyfuss, and Taylor Tresnch. Dear Evan Hansen opened in 2016 to rave reviews and won 6 Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical, as well as taking home the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Moderated by Google CIO and NYC site lead, Ben Fried. https://dearevanhansen.com
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