Posts Tagged ‘TED’

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

Delayed Gratification in an On Demand World – Lunch w/ TED

Says Joachim de Posada to little Johnny, “Johnny, I am going to leave you here with a marshmallow, for 15 minutes. If after I come back this marshmallow is here, you will get another one. So you will have two.” As it turns out, those 15 minutes would help researchers accurately forecast...
May 13th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

How to Start A Movement – Lunch w/ TED

In the cannon of great Western literature, extended, profound treatises have been written on the topic of leadership; Cicero’s On the Good Life or Machiavelli’s Prince come to mind.  This talk by Derek Sivers is not one of them.  Yet in 3 short minutes Sivers is able to lay some important...
April 22nd, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

We Should Go To Mars, Again – Lunch w/ TED

Planetary scientist Joel Levine believes that we should go to Mars and you should pay for it. About 3/4ths of the way through his talk, Mr. Levine informs his audience that all he and his team need to launch this project is a check from NASA – from the American taxpayers.  I’m doing Mr....
April 8th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

Bill Gates on Terrapower – Lunch w/ TED

Microsoft founder Bill Gates thinks we need to drive energy down to zero carbon emissions. Personally, I’m suspicious about the motivations and claims made by proponents of human-caused climate change theories. However, as a Christian I believe that we are called to be good stewards of God’s...
March 25th, 2010 | Creation Care, Lunch with TED | Read More

Decentralizing Healthcare – Lunch w/ TED

Eric Dishman, healthcare researcher for Intel, wants us to take medicine back to the future.  Dishman wants us to envision medicine as it was practiced before 1787, before it was centralized in hospitals that departmentalized the body and its problems, but he wants us to do so while employing cutting...
March 18th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

David Cameron on The Next Age of Government – Lunch w/ TED

If there’s one thing that liberals and conservatives can agree on it is this: that an informed citizenry is both necessary and beneficial to the growth and flourishing of a democratic nation. This week’s Lunch with TED features David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative party in the United Kingdom...
March 4th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Lunch with TED | Read More

Bold Plans for Electric Cars – Lunch w/ TED

“Shai Agassi wants to put you behind the wheel of an electric car — but he doesn’t want you to sacrifice convenience (or cash) to do it.  Forget about the hybrid auto — Agassi says it’s electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has...
May 20th, 2009 | Lunch with TED | Read More

“Classical Music with Shining Eyes” – Lunch with TED

I don’t know about you, but Wednesday is the longest day of my week. There is something about Wednesday that I feel accomplished simply by having made it through the day. Once Thursday hits, my spirits are up because the weekend is in view. However, before Thursday, there is a long Wednesday....
April 8th, 2009 | Culture, Lunch with TED | Read More

Virtual as Reality

My friend, Dave, and I have been debating whether video games will soon become the “common text” of our culture. I initially rejected the idea because I felt that games are just that, games. They aren’t meant to be taken seriously like books. Dave pushed back and after some good...
April 1st, 2009 | Culture, Technology | Read More