Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

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"Eat, Pray, Love" Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius...

Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature

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In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.

Why Language is Fundamental to Strategy Planning – Simon Sinek

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In Chapter 14 of 16 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, author and public speaker Simon Sinek answers "How Do You Make Strategic Thinking More Implementation Friendly?" To Sinek it comes down to language and the ...

How to Apply Philosophy Education to a Business Job – Caroline Giegerich

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In Chapter 7 of 13 of her 2009 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, Brown University graduate Caroline Giegerich learns to apply her classic education in philosophy and pre-med to modern digital medi...

Michael Gazzaniga: Your Storytelling Brain

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The left hemisphere of the brain is always trying to make sense of past thoughts and experiences. Cognitive Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga ponders our need to hear and tell coherent stories about ourselves.

The Matsui Forum – Voting Today, Leading tomorrow: Will Young Voters Change America?

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The 2008 presidential election has seen an unprecedented surge in the registration of young voters, a group that has often been disengaged from politics. Will young people remain engaged in politics beyond this electi...

Conversations With History – Major General Antonio M. Taguba

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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Major General Antonio M. Taguba for a discussion of the inquiry into Abu Ghraib. They discuss the relation of the military to the rule of law and the relevance of the Geneva ...

A Real Cure For the Auto Industry

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While The Ford Motor Company made news this afternoon with its first quarterly profits in more than four years, Noam Chomsky explains why vague references to 'cost-cutting' and a dependence on government programs are ...

How to Catch a Liar (Assuming We Want To)

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Paul Ekman's research on facial expression and body movement began in 1954, as the subject of his Master's thesis in 1955 and his first publication in 1957. In his early work, his approach to nonverbal behavior showed...

John Irving: Advice to Aspiring Novelists: Don’t Shoot Yourself

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After the publication of the "World According to Garp" and numerous other bestsellers, John Irving does not really have to worry about his career. But, for those looking to break into the book-writing business today, ...

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