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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 »

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 »

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don’t listen to them. And why is that? How can we… Read More »

Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy? | Dan Gilbert

When you have 21 minutes to speak, two million years seems like a really long time. But evolutionarily, two million years is nothing. And yet, in two million years, the human brain has nearly tripled in mass, going from the one-and-a-quarter-pound brain of our ancestor here, Habilis, to the almost three-pound meatloaf everybody here has… Read More »

Marc Pachter: The art of the interview

The National Portrait Gallery is the place dedicated to presenting great American lives, amazing people. And that’s what it’s about. We use portraiture as a way to deliver those lives, but that’s it. And so I’m not going to talk about the painted portrait today. I’m going to talk about a program I started there,… Read More »

How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway

[This talk contains graphic language Viewer discretion is advised] So, this is the first and the last slide each of my 6,400 students over the last 15 years has seen. I do not believe you can build a multibillion-dollar organization unless you are clear on which instinct or organ you are targeting. Our species has… Read More »