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The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed | Bill Gross

I’m really excited to share with you some findings that really surprise me about what makes companies succeed the most, what factors actually matter the most for startup success. I believe that the startup organization is one of the greatest forms to make the world a better place. If you take a group of people… Read More »

TEDxVorobyovy-Gory – Danila Medvedev – Moscow 2015 — the city without traffic jams

A hundred years ago a technological revolution took place and a horse with a cart was replaced with a car. Indeed, there was no revolution but only a half of it, because the horse was taken away and the cart was left behind. A car is a cart for citizens, and I think that driving… Read More »

Why Google won’t protect you from big brother: Christopher Soghoian at TEDxSanJoseCA 2012

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Denise RQ My name is Christopher Soghoian, and I’m a privacy researcher. In particular, I study the surveillance state that we now live in. Not exactly the theme that’s happened today. If you look in Hollywood movies, cop shows on TV, we see a single vision of surveillance. We see surveillance… Read More »

How tsunamis work – Alex Gendler

In 479 BC, when Persian soldiers besieged the Greek city of Potidaea, the tide retreated much farther than usual, leaving a convenient invasion route. But this wasn’t a stroke of luck. Before they had crossed halfway, the water returned in a wave higher than anyone had ever seen, drowning the attackers. The Potiidaeans believed they… Read More »

The myth of Prometheus – Iseult Gillespie

Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. Most Titans were destroyed or driven to the eternal hell of Tartarus. But the Titan Prometheus, whose name means foresight, persuaded his brother Epimetheus to fight with him on the side of the gods. As… Read More »

Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle? – Alex Gendler

You and nine other individuals have been captured by super intelligent alien overlords. The aliens think humans look quite tasty, but their civilization forbids eating highly logical and cooperative beings. Unfortunately, they’re not sure whether you qualify, so they decide to give you all a test. Through its universal translator, the alien guarding you tells… Read More »

Can you solve the fish riddle? – Steve Wyborney

You are the cargo director on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Buoyant, and you’ve agreed to transport several tanks containing the last specimens of a critically endangered fish species to their new aquarium. Unfortunately, as you’re passing through shark-infested waters, the boat is battered by a fierce storm, throwing your precious cargo overboard. And… Read More »

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’m a storyteller. And I would like to tell you a few personal stories about what I like to call “the danger of the single story.” I grew up on a university campus in eastern Nigeria. My mother says that I started reading at the age of two, although I think four is probably close… Read More »

Sergey Brin and Larry Page: The genesis of Google

Sergey Brin: I want to discuss a question I know that’s been pressing on many of your minds. We spoke to you last several years ago. And before I get started today, since many of you are wondering, I just wanted to get it out of the way. The answer is boxers. Now I hope… Read More »