Archive for the ‘Lunch with TED’ Category

Billy Graham on Technology and Faith – Lunch w/ TED

Technology has enabled us to accomplish astounding things and solve many problems.  Instantaneous world-wide communication, prolonged life, flight, space travel, deep sea exploration, and more.  Yet with all that technology has changed, with all the problems it has solved, man is left to wrestle with...
August 12th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Let’s Simplify Legal Jargon – Lunch w/ TED

Congress “reforms” healthcare with a bill so large that our national leaders haven’t read it. These days, the laws are complex and not written in plain English. This means that most people cannot engage them. Alan Siegel wants to change that.
August 5th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Jeff Bezos on What Matters More Than Talents – Lunch w/ TED founder Jeff Bezos challenged Princeton graduates with this question: “Will you be clever or will you be kind.”  The question asked is almost as interesting as the question begged.
July 29th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Founder Julian Assange Talks WikiLeaks – Lunch w/ TED

WikiLeaks is a website that leaks classified information from around the world for anyone with an internet connection to see.  This week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will defend his project.
July 22nd, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Why I’m Rowing Across the Pacific – Lunch w/ TED

Roz Savage was a woman living a comfortable life with a good job.  Then she decided to pursue an adventure, an adventure that has led her to a rowing journey across the world’s major oceans.
July 15th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Sweat the Small Stuff – Lunch w/ TED

You’re an event planner with a lot on your plate.  Rory Sutherland wants you to be careful lest you waste time and capital moving mountains when you ought focus on molehills.
July 1st, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Democratic Argument – Lunch w/ TED

Harvard professor Michael Sandel has an idea that would revolutionize political discourse – and it’s not to eliminate cable news.
June 24th, 2010 | Lunch with TED, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Politics, Religion | Read More

John Wooden, Winning Versus Success – Lunch w/ TED

This week renowned basketball coach John Wooden passed away.   Coach Wooden’s talk on winning versus success was one of the first TED talks I posted on this site; it is one of my favorite talks. “Thou dist thy best, that is success… If you make the effort to do the best of which...
June 10th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Hidden Influence of Social Networks – Lunch w/ TED

This week, Nicholas Christakis explores the “widower effect,” the increased probability that one will die because one’s partner has fallen gravely ill or has died.  Christakis contends that not only is the effect a real, measurable phenomenon, but it has a bigger influence than researchers...
June 3rd, 2010 | Lunch with TED, Technology | Read More

Why Versus What – Lunch w/ TED

This week’s talk by Simon Sinek alerted me to the backwards nature of my (and most people’s) approach to marketing.  For three years I was responsible for marketing a web media conference for Christian bloggers and entrepreneurs.  My hook would always be either a prominent speaker, an inspired...
May 20th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More