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Tony Hsieh’s #BIF6 Summit talk is by far a very favorite summit story. With a desire to spend 10% of his time studying the structured elements of what makes all of us happy, Hsieh built Zappos.com around something that, for a certain group of people, just plain works. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: The Astounding Athletic Power of Quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: The key to success? Grit

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success. Continue reading

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The Innovation of Innovation

The path to innovation is paved with seven questions. Bill O’Connor, Founder of the Innovation Genome Project, shows us how these questions have been used in innovations throughout history—from fire to flight, writing to recycling, and everything in between. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: Why Google Glass?

It’s not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass? Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers — not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up. Continue reading

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Lee speaks Mandarin, rides a Harley, and has three Ivy League degrees. But, that’s not the only reason for why she is one of BIF’s most memorable Summit storytellers. As SVP, customer experience design for Lowe’s, Lee refuses to rely on superficial readings of big data, focus groups or piles of market research to reposition her clients. Instead, she dives into the basic human motivations that drive behavior. Continue reading

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10 Expectations

We hear often of the “high expectations” schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. Students’ expectations constitute the new “rules of engagement” in the relationship that young people want with their schools. Continue reading

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