Talks at Google

Talks at Google
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The Talks at Google program brings authors, innovators, scientists, actors, actresses, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and speakers of all kinds to Google for talks centering on their work.

DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments.

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Colby Barr: "Verve Coffee Roasters" | Talks at Google

Colby Barr, Co-Founder of Verve Coffee Roasters, discusses the journey of Verve, from brand, to culture, to work life harmony. Moderated by Kristi Lewis; in collaboration with Leonides Gallego.

4 days ago

Nomi Prins: "Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World" | Talks at Google

From a former Wall Street insider and author of All the Presidents' Bankers, a searing exposé of the collusion between public and private banks as they seek to control global markets and dictate economic policy. Central banks and institutions like the IMF and the World Bank are overstepping the boundaries of their mandates by using the flow of money to control global markets and dictate economic policy both at the domestic and global level. These public institutions have become so dependent on funding from private banking and the revolving door between the two worlds is so smooth that public and private banks are effectively working toward the same goals. Get the book here:

5 days ago

Kari Byron: "Author of 'Crash Test Girl' and Former MythBuster" | Talks at Google

Kari Byron, former MythBuster who recently joined Smart Gurlz ( as their Chief Creative Officer, discusses her new autobiographical book "Crash Test Girl" which applies the scientific method to the ups, downs and in-betweens of life. Moderated by James Morehead. Get the book:

1 week ago

Dan Harris: "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" | Talks at Google

Joining ABC News in 2000, Dan Harris was on a set path towards a conventionally successful career in journalism. He anchored World News on Sunday from 2006-2011 and co-anchored the weekend edition of Good Morning America and Nightline during that time as well. On Good Morning America, he got a panic attack on air on June 7, 2014. This prompted him to seek the help of various mental health professionals, religious leaders and self-help gurus on a quest to find a cure for his anxiety. He chronicles this search in his New York Times bestselling book "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works - A True Story". Now, he's following up with "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" which documents his journey towards understanding why most Americans resist meditation despite its scientifically proven benefits. Get the book here: Moderated by Jesse Michels.

1 week ago

Akiko & Ryutaro Yamamoto: "Fitness Couple Goals" | Talks at Google

Ms. Akiko Yamamoto is an eye doctor and a mother of two children who won the Fourth prize at The Japan Bodybuilder Fitness bikini Japan competition in 2017. Mr. Ryutato Yamamoto is certified Adidas functional training trainer, a finalist at the Best Body Japan in 2015. He left the corporate world to become a fitness instructor and to support his wife, and now runs a personal training Gym. They will share their story of how they live and work as a fitness instructor couple, as well as tips on work-life balance.

1 week ago

Professor Ian Goldin: "Development: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google

Ian Goldin provides a fascinating and thoroughly accessible introduction to development. This talk answers key questions about what development means, what its impact is and how it can be used for good. About the book: What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years.The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Get the book here:

2 weeks ago

Jens Ludwig: "Machine Learning in the Criminal Justice System" | Talks at Google

Jens Ludwig, Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, talks about applying machine learning to reducing crime in Chicago and other public policy areas. In 2008, Ludwig helped found the Crime Lab to carry out data-driven methods to prevent crime and violence, and reduce the harms associated with the criminal justice system. Crime Lab’s work on gun policy, reducing crime, and education intervention studies have led to new policy initiatives in a number of US cities. The Crime Lab been has received coverage on major news outlets such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It is also the recent recipient of a $10 million donation from billionaire philanthropist Ken Griffin. Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is also a non-resident senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and co-director of the NBER's Working Group on the Economics of Crime. Ludwig is an economist by training and in 2012 was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

2 weeks ago

Rohitash Rao: "Rohit Records: Albums for Bands that Don't Exist" | Talks at Google

Rohitash Rao graduated with a BFA with honors from the Art Center College of Design in 1991 and started his career in advertising. He spent many years as an art director creating award-winning ads for brands like Taco Bell, Little Caesars Pizza, Staples, Toyota, Energizer and Playstation. His work garnered prestige from the One Show, D&AD, the Clios, Cannes Communication Arts and the AICP. He then began directing commercials and music videos, both in live action and animation. He has also co-written and illustrated 7 children's books, created a series of animated shorts for Comedy Central and created an animated TV pilot for Fox produced by Lorne Michaels. As a kid, Rohitash’s first love of art came from the bands he was really into and all the art that came with them - their album covers, posters, t-shirts, and of course, their music! Record stores were his art galleries. This is where Rohit Records comes from. The show is all the things in one place: photography, design, painting and comedy (yes, these are supposed to be funny.) All songs and album work are original and performed live for the first time at Google LAX.

2 weeks ago

Shoucheng Zhang: "Quantum Computing, AI and Blockchain: The Future of IT" | Talks at Google

Prof. Shoucheng Zhang discusses three pillars of information technology: quantum computing, AI and blockchain. He presents the fundamentals of crypto-economic science, and answers questions such as: What is the intrinsic value of a medium of exchange? What is the value of consensus and how does it emerge? How can math be used to create distributed self-organizing consensus networks to create a data-marketplace for AI and machine learning? Prof. Zhang is the JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor of physics at Stanford University. He is a member of the US National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He discovered a new state of matter called topological insulator in which electrons can conduct along the edge without dissipation, enabling a new generation of electronic devices with much lower power consumption. For this ground breaking work he received numerous international awards, including the Buckley Prize, the Dirac Medal and Prize, the Europhysics Prize, the Physics Frontiers Prize and the Benjamin Franklin Medal. He is also the founding chairman of DHVC venture capital fund, which invests in AI, blockchain, mobile internet, big data, AR/VR, genomics and precision medicine, sharing economy and robotics.

2 weeks ago

Broadway's "SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical" | Talks at Google

We are joined by Brian Ray Norris, Jai'Len Josey, Curtis Holbrook, Lilli Cooper, and Wesley Taylor for an amazing performance and discussion about their 12-time Tony Award-nominated show. More info and tickets via About the show: A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on Broadway and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” "Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention" (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. The New York Times hails Ethan Slater’s performance as our uber-absorbent champion, “a once-in- a-lifetime match of actor and character.” Get ready to explore the depths of theatrical innovation in SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

2 weeks ago

Josh Luber: "Data, Analytics & Sneakers" | Talks at Google

Josh Luber, co-founder and CEO of StockX - the world’s first “stock market of things” - discusses how they connect buyers and sellers using the same method as the world’s stock markets – an anonymous, transparent and authentic ‘bid/ask’ market. This approach is completely disrupting the secondary market for sneaker sales, a $6 billion global industry. Before StockX, Josh founded Campless, which evolved into StockX, while working as an IBM consultant. Josh, with StockX and Campless, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, London Financial Times, ESPN and The Daily Show, among others. He delivered the world’s first TED Talk about the resell sneaker industry. Josh has collected sneakers for over 30 years. Moderated by Jason Andreas.

2 weeks ago

William Winkel: "Detroit '67: The Myth of the Model City" | Talks at Google

William Winkel is a researcher with the Detroit Historical Society and the co-manager of the Detroit ’67 Oral History Project. He contributed to the book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, and Legacies. He has conducted extensive fact-finding on this subject and performed dozens of interviews in this regard. Winkel is a graduate of Wayne State University. The Myth of the Model City will explore both the lead up to and the uprising in the City of Detroit in 1967. Understanding what led to the uprising is imperative to understand the unrest. Additionally, this lecture will seek to dispel the many myths that surround ‘67. Get the book here:

2 weeks ago

Off-Broadway's "Addy & Uno" | Talks at Google

Tweeted about by Hillary Clinton and one of the top-rated shows in New York, ADDY & UNO is the feel-good musical about Uno, a puppet with autism, who finds out he's been entered in his school's math competition. He wonders if he can be brave and bold enough to compete. With the help of his best friends and the audience, Uno embarks on a journey filled with humor, soaring music, courage and heart. ADDY & UNO is the first family musical to address disability, and teaches people of all ages the value of being different and kind. Running every Saturday at noon at Theatre Row. Help Addy & Uno cut ticket prices in half so everyone, no matter what, can see this very important show. Panelists/Performers: Caitlin Donohue, Brent Michael Jones, Vanessa Pereda-Felix, Kate Ryan, Amanda Lopez, Stephen Velasquez, Michael D'Angora, Anastasia Somoza, Tom D'Angora

3 weeks ago

Curtis Sittenfeld: "You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories" | Talks at Google

Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times best-selling author of "Prep" and "American Wife." In this talk, she reads from her debut short story collection, "You Think It, I'll Say It": a series of vignettes chronicling the struggles of navigating relationships in a contemporary landscape of gender politics and social media. Get the book here:

3 weeks ago

Frederick "Shad" Rowe: "The Evolution of a Short Seller to a Long Only [...] | Talks at Google

Frederick "Shad" Rowe is a long-only consumer focused investor with a stellar track record over 3 decades. In this talk, Shad shares stories from his days as a short seller in the 80s, his model of three stages of a company, the philosophy of better-faster-cheaper, and the art of customer focus. Moderated by Pranesh Srinivasan.

3 weeks ago

Susan Llewelyn: "Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google

Oxford Professor of Clinical Psychology, Susan Llewelyn gives an insight into the world of clinical psychologists and their patients. In this talk, Susan introduces the role of a clinical psychologist and considers key questions surrounding clinical psychology as it's applied today. Get the book here:

1 month ago

Myunghyun Rhee: "Mars and Future of Space Travel" | Talks at Google

With all the environmental issues around the globe, some people do believe the future is out in the universe. Astronomer, Myunghyun Rhee comes to Seoul office to talk about human settlement on Mars and future of space travel. Moderated by Justin Hong.

1 month ago

Dr. Jeff DeGraff & Staney DeGraff "The Innovation Code: The Creative Power [...]" | Talks at Google

In The Innovation Code, Jeff DeGraff (the “Dean of Innovation”), and Staney DeGraff introduce a simple framework to explain the ways different kinds of thinkers and leaders can create constructive conflict. They show you the four steps to normalize conflict, channel it, and develop something completely new, using tools, methods, examples, exercises, and assessments. Get the book here:

1 month ago

The Puppetry of National Theatre's Pinocchio | Talks at Google

We were delighted to be joined in London by the puppet designer and puppeteers behind The National Theatre's production of Pinocchio. Toby Olié is a director, designer and performer who trained in puppetry at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and was (among other things) the puppeteer behind Joey in the West End production of War Horse. Audrey Brisson and James Charlton are the stage team behind Jiminy Cricket.

1 month ago

Mark Anderson: "Flow and Interaction" | Talks at Google

Mark Anderson is a predictions expert in the fields of technology and the economy. He is CEO of Strategic News Service, an online technology newsletter read by Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Elon Musk, Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos, and other leaders in technology and finance. He is also the founder of the Future in Review (FiRe) conference, named “the best technology conference in the world” by The Economist. Mark discusses his history of studying and making predictions in a wide range of fields, from oil prices and popular holiday gifts to biochemistry and China, and he presents his latest thinking on Flow and Interaction, which he has come to view as the two fundamental elements of the universe, constantly at work, continually shaping every aspect of our lives. Flow: The movement of substances, data, information, ideas, or innovations over time. Interaction: The internal or external effect(s) of substances, data, information, ideas, or innovations as they travel over time, changing the original state of the flow. Mark shares examples of how those two actions drive everything from physics to economics, from biology to corporate success. More about the speaker: Moderated by Joseph Smarr. Get the book:

1 month ago