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.

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Amy Schumer and Aidy Bryant: "I Feel Pretty" | Talks at Google

Comedians Amy Schumer and Aidy Bryant visit Google SF to discuss their careers, comedy, filmmaking, female empowerment and their film, "I Feel Pretty." Moderated by Natalie Villalobos About "I Feel Pretty" A woman (Amy Schumer) who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem, that hold her back everyday, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? Trailer: "I Feel Pretty" is in theaters Friday, April 20. Get tickets at Cast: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Tom Hopper with Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton Director: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein Writer: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Producers: McG, Mary Viola, Nicolas Chartier, Amy Schumer Alissa Phillips, Dominic Rustam

2 días atrás

Marina Warner: "Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google

We’ve all been enchanted by elves, magic keys, glass slippers, wicked queens and goblins but where do they come from and what do they tell us? In this Very Short Introduction, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in all their brilliant and fantastical variations - from classics such as Red Riding Hood to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White. Get the book here:

3 días atrás

Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper: "No Mercy in This Land" | Talks at Google

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, GRAMMY Award winning and multiplatinum-selling blues musicians, talk about their newest album, “No Mercy in This Land.” The album is their second musical exploration together. Ben and Charlie were in Los Angeles to kick off the album’s release, and visited Google to talk with John Albert, author and journalist (and childhood friend of Ben’s). This show shares the story of Ben and Charlie’s musical influences, and the inspiration behind their musical collaborations. They talk about how they met through blues legend John Lee Hooker, marking the beginning of their strong musical kinship and deep friendship. The show explores what the blues means to each of them and how it is evolving as a musical medium of expression for the 21st century. Ben Harper YouTube Channel: Charlie Musselwhite YouTube Channel: Moderated by John Albert.

5 días atrás

Andrew Keen: "How to Fix the Future" | Talks at Google

Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers of the Internet to our culture and society and he joins us to discuss his new book, How to Fix the Future. After the huge changes of the Industrial Revolution, civilised societies remade 19th century capitalism into a more humane version of itself - and Andrew shows how we can do the same in the wake of the Digital Revolution. He identifies five broad strategies to tackle the digital future and travels the world to find best (and worst!) practices in each area. In doing he so, he aims to provide hope that the economic inequality, unemployment, cultural decay, war on privacy and individual alienation caused by the digital upheaval may still be solvable so that we can look forward to the future. Moderated by Peter Barron.

una semana atrás

Lauren Smith Brody: "The Fifth Trimester" | Talks at Google

Lauren Smith Brody discusses her new book, "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Success After Baby." Parental leave policies and childcare struggles are increasingly part of the national conversation, making The Fifth Trimester more relevant than ever. The first three trimesters (and the fourth -- those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. The Fifth Trimester is a practical, funny, tells-it-like-it-is guide for new moms coping with the demands of the real world after having a baby. Lauren's work has been featured on Good Morning America,, Forbes, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glamour, Refinery29, and dozens more outlets for business leaders and mothers. Prior to writing The Fifth Trimester, Lauren had a 16-year career in magazine publishing, most recently as the longtime executive editor of Glamour magazine. The mother of two young sons, she is committed to helping businesses and new parents work together to create a more family-friendly workplace culture. Moderated by Karen Aviram Beatty. Get the book:

una semana atrás

Richard Rothstein: "The Color of Law" | Talks at Google

Richard Rothstein discusses his book, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." Moderated by Halimah DeLaine Prado. Get the book:

una semana atrás

Jamie Jones: "Decelerating, Correlated, and Skewed: Understanding How the [...] " | Talks at Google

Rationality has taken a hit recently. A veritable torrent of work in psychology and economics has challenged the notion that the human brain is designed to make rational decisions. However, this observation raises a paradox. By almost any measure, Homo sapiens is a spectacularly successful species. From humble origins approximately two million years ago, humans have grown to a population that exceeds seven billion and have colonized – and come to dominate – nearly every terrestrial biome. This phenomenal growth suggests that, on average, our ancestors made very good decisions. Yet this work from psychology and economics suggests that the decision-making software that our brains run is profoundly flawed — that we are, in a word, irrational. How is it possible that a species apparently so defective in its ability to generate sound decisions can be so incredibly successful? Humans are biological entities and, as such, we are subject to the laws of evolution. However, when the rules for rational decision-making were discovered and formalized, this fact was ignored. It turns out that the rules for a living organism, anchored in the present and subject to a force of selection which is extremely averse to extinction, are quite different from the rules of abstract, formal rationality. Jones will show how the all-important need to avoid extinction in a world that is at best incompletely known has profound implications for preferences, utility, and rationality. By ignoring the condition of existential uncertainty, the theory of rational decision-making has developed distorted expectations of how an organism working in its own best interest should behave.

3 semanas atrás

Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson & Lyriq Bent: "Tyler Perry's Acrimony" | Talks at Google

Tyler Perry's Acrimony is an upcoming American psychological thriller film produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Jazmyn Simon, and Crystle Stewart, and follows a loyal wife who decides to take revenge on her unfaithful husband. In theatres March 30th, 2018. More info about the film at Moderated by William Floyd.

3 semanas atrás

Mario Carpo: "The Second Digital Turn" | Talks at Google

Mario Carpo, Professor of Architectural History and Theory at University College London discusses his new book “The Second Digital Turn.” We know technology is revolutionizing architecture & design, but have you ever wondered how data itself influences design? Today, the power of computation favors a new kind of design based on prediction by simulation, rather than more traditional methods. Join us to learn about the past, present and future in computer aided design. Get the book here:

un mes atrás

Kim Cameron: "Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance" | Talks at Google

Dr. Kim Cameron's research focuses on virtuousness in and of organizations, such as forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion, and their relationship to performance. Dr. Cameron is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business. His research has been published in more than 130 academic articles and 15 books. He is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations. Moderated by Marc de Schweinitz.

un mes atrás

Loic de Kerdrel: "How to Create and Grow Your Business" | Talks at Google

Loic Audren De Kerdrel serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adverline S.A. He is discussing his experience as an entrepreneur. In 1999, he discovered the Internet environment and became commercial Director of Epublik, sold it to the Trader Group. In 2000, he created the company Adverline S.A with Charles Costa de Beauregard, an advertising agency for websites, which develop over the years to integrate new businesses such as micro-payment. In 2006, Adverline was listed on Alternext. Moderated by Lino Cattaruzzi.

un mes atrás

Sparsh Shah (Purhythm): "Living a Message with Music” | Talks at Google

Sparsh Shah a.k.a. Purhythm is a 14-year-old singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and an inspirational speaker from NJ. He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disorder), that has caused him over 130 fractures so far in his life. However, this immense obstacle has not deterred him, but in fact only served as a platform for him to achieve his greatest dream: to INSPIRE everyone in the world and “sparsh” (touch) their hearts - all over the world. He became a world wide internet sensation with over 130 Million views and counting on all social media. In this interview, Sparsh highlights his musical journey up to the present day, how he stays motivated to do what he does, and how he uses music as his vessel to spread his message and the glory of God through him every day and everywhere he goes. We hope that this talk inspires you and “sparshes” your heart as well! YT: FB: Album: Tribute To Eminem:

un mes atrás

JL Collins: "The Simple Path to Wealth" | Talks at Google

Author and financial blogger JL Collins brings his refreshingly unique and approachable take on investing to Google. The author of "The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life", JL offers easy-to-understand, effective tips and resources to understand investing with confidence. In this interview with Googler Rachel Smith, JL Collins discusses money and investing, including: how to think about money and investing to build wealth, how to avoid debt, how to simplify the world of 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts, TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions). He also talks about what the stock market really is and how it really works, How to invest in a raging bull, or bear, market, and specific investments to implement financial strategies. Learn more at or get the book here: Moderated by Rachel Smith.

2 meses atrás

Sean: "A Life of Giving and Sharing" | Talks at Google

Sean, a member of famous hiphop duo called "Jinusean" is well known for his good deeds. He has donated $4.5M so far and built the first Children's Rehabilitation Hospital in Korea by raising more than $35 billion through the "Miracle of $10" campaign.

2 meses atrás

Ijeoma Oluo: "So You Want to Talk About Race" | Talks at Google

Ijeoma Oluo is one of the most influential people in Seattle, according to Seattle Magazine. She's also the Editor-At-Large at The Establishment - a media platform run and funded by women. In her new book "So you want to talk about race", she demonstrates that her remarkable writing abilities by bringing clarity and insight to hyper-charged issues facing America. She discusses why it's so hard talk about race and why we must do it anyway. Get the book here:

2 meses atrás

David DeSteno: "Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride" | Talks at Google

Neuroscientist David DeSteno focuses on what science shows about how to achieve long-lasting, sustained success, not the instant gratification, superficial high we might feel in the moment of a job well done. Important to note: this isn’t a self-help topic, but a scientific, evidence-based approach to the way our brains work when it comes to success. We’re a society obsessed with success. But the current advice out there on how to get it is weak—focusing on strategies that use willpower, distraction, or related cognitive “tricks” to overcome problematic temptations (to find a quick “fix-it” solution rather than study or work hard, to binge or eat unhealthy foods rather than help ensure future health with a nutritious diet and exercise, to spend money on impulse buys rather than save for retirement or related future goals) is tenuous. If we cultivate morally toned emotions like gratitude and compassion, however, they automatically make us value the future. They nudge the mind into valuing the future over the present, and thus ease the way for us to pursue our goals. And unlike relying on willpower, they’re don’t cause stress, meaning they heal the body over the long-term instead of harming it. In the book, David talks a lot about how our society’s shift in values. He says, “The original purpose of self-control wasn’t to get good grades, save for retirement, or complete the Whole 30. It was to avoid selfish behavior or, put simply, to have good character. And that required sacrificing to help others.” The dogged, get-ahead virtues leave us feeling lonely and sick and stunted. Cultivating emotions like gratitude and compassion not only increase professional success, but social success as well. Get the book here:

2 meses atrás

Sandy Jen: "Rethinking Home Care" | Talks at Google

Sandy Jen is co-founder and CTO of Honor, a comprehensive home care startup helping older adults continue to live comfortably and safely in their own homes as they age. Currently providing care in California, Texas, and New Mexico, Honor offers a higher level of in-home care by combining the best professional caregivers with smart, easy-to-use technology that makes scheduling, delivering, and managing care simple and safe. Prior to starting Honor in 2014, Sandy was co-founder and CTO of Meebo, a consumer Internet company that helped consumers and publishers connect socially. She led Meebo's engineering team and eventually joined Google's social team after Meebo was acquired in 2012. Sandy visits the Mountain View office to reflect on the lessons that she learned during the first couple of years since launching Honor, to discuss how Honor is leveraging new technology to serve users who are often ignored or overlooked by the tech industry, and to share how her team is empowering care providers, older adults, and their families. Moderated by Jorge Cueto.

2 meses atrás

Robert Lee: "Rescuing Leftover Cuisine" | Talks at Google

Recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list, Robert Lee is a Gates Millennium Scholar who graduated cum laude from New York University. At NYU, Robert worked on a club called Two Birds One Stone which delivers leftover dining hall food to homeless shelters. After graduating, Robert worked at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. before continuing his passion of helping the hungry and reducing food waste by co-founding Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc., of which he won a CNN Hero Award. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization, operating in 16 cities and headquartered in New York City, that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance. Moderated by Lauren LeBeouf.

2 meses atrás

John Wood and Saluom Lak: "Room to Read: From Start to Success" | Talks at Google

Room to Read has for several years been one of Google Zürich’s most loved charities, frequently appearing in GServe and Giving Week. We are joined by John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, to talk about how the charity collaborates with local governments, schools, communities and families to ensure they understand the importance of literacy and the role that they can play in helping girls and women achieve their full potential. John Wood is also joined by Saluom Lak, one of the charities success cases from Cambodia who gave some insight into how Room to Read has changed her life. Moderated by Raphael Leiteritz.

2 meses atrás

Dr. Tomicah Tillemann: "Rise of Blockchain and Its Global Adoption" | Talks at Google

Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is the Chairman of the Global Blockchain Business Council, a co-founder of the Blockchain Trust Accelerator, and a member of the Advisory Board of the BitFury Group, a leading full-service blockchain company. He is also the Director of the Bretton Woods II program at New America, where he and his team work with the world's largest asset owners to reduce risk and volatility through strategic investments in social impact and development. Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Tillemann served as a Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. After the recent craze around blockchain technology and the insane growth in the valuation of cryptocurrencies, many of us are wondering about the future of blockchain. Does the technology have broader potential to impact the mainstream economy, government and institutions, or is it going to remain a domain of hackers and financial speculators? Dr. Tillemann offers a unique perspective with his vast experience in both blockchain and civic institutions, and his work to connect the two. He sits down with Googler Jaka Jaksic and they discuss a range of topics, from technology to politics. More about Dr. Tillemann here:

3 meses atrás