Monthly Archives: February 2013

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How Informational Interviews Lead to Graduate School Admission – Diana Wilmot

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In Chapter 9 of 9, Diana Wilmot shares how building practical experience and talking to people about job roles focuses her educational measurement and assessment career ambition. Upon moving to northern California, Di...

How Clinton Global Initiative Holds Non-Profits Accountable – Courtney Spence

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In Chapter 7 of 15, non-profit executive and Students of the World founder Courtney Spence shares how participating in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has provided her organization both accountability and purpose....

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

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After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone -- but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people ...

Pattie Maes: Unveiling game-changing wearable tech

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This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minori...

Authors@Google: Margery Krevsky

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Sirens of Chrome includes dozens of photographs, programs, and posters culled from libraries, corporate files, and auto enthusiast portfolios, capturing decades of hot vehicles and torrid models. Discover whose body i...

Authors@Google: Marco Pierre White

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Chef and Author Marco Pierre White discusses his book "The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef" as part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place May 10, 2007 at Google He...

How to Be a Great Journalist

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Be a good listener, says the legendary Watergate reporter. "The real purpose of reporting, of journalism is to illuminate what is real, you know, real existential truth." And that's about context and listening.

Stephen Fry: Idea of Greatness

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Making others feel better, finer, and funnier—that's the sign of "character and quality."

Daniel Altman: Fiscal Cliff, Schmiscal Cliff

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Daniel Altman became the London-based economics correspondent of The Economist, then joined The New York Times as one of the youngest-ever members of its editorial board and later wrote economic commentary for the bus...

Michio Kaku: Why Physics Ends the Free Will Debate

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Einstein believed that free will was just an illusion, and that awareness of this lack kept him from taking himself and others too seriously. But Einstein was plain wrong, says Dr. Kaku.

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