Monthly Archives: July 2013

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How Repetition Shapes Stand-Up Comedy Style – Matt Ruby

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In Chapter 9 of 14, stand-up comedian Matt Ruby discusses style. Understanding the tools - structuring a joke, playing an instrument, painting a picture - gets an artist admission into the profession, but generating a...

How Setting Unrealistic Goals Can Serve the Greater Good – Simon Sinek

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In Chapter 4 of 20 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and leadership expert Simon Sinek learns to set big, often unrealistic goals to advance his ambition to change the world. Si...

Conversations with History – James M. McPherson

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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Princeton Professor Emeritus James M. McPherson for a discussion of his new book, Trial by War. Their discussion focuses on the qualities...

Crossing the Digital Divide

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"Crossing The Digital Divide" is a bi-annual informal presentation and technology Q&A given to U.C. Berkeley retired faculty and staff by The Scholar's Workstation, U.C. Berkeley's Campus Computer Store.

A Possible Future of Software Development

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This talk begins with an overview of software development at Adobe and a look at industry trends towards systems built around object oriented frameworks; why they "work", and why they ultimately fail to deliver qualit...

Leadership and Vision

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Jerry Porrass research interests are the characteristics of visionary companies in both the United States and Europe; the dynamics of planned organizational change process; organizational vision and its influence on t...