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Authors@ Dario Maestripieri on Games Primates Play

[email protected] Dario Maestripieri on Games Primates Play

Filmed live from Google London on Thursday 3rd May, 2012. [email protected] Presents…Dario Maestripieri’s ‘Games Primates Play’ An expert in the rules that make primates tick — who grooms whom, who submits, who dominates, and why — Leading primatologist Dario Maestripieri has applied the same techniques to humans, examining how we climb the corporate ladder, how humans compete and cooperate, and even how we send emails to different kinds of people…. Read Article →

Nate Silver: "The Signal and the Noise" | Talks at Google

Nate Silver: "The Signal and the Noise" | Talks at Google

In the 2012 presidential election, Silver correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Between his electoral and popular vote predictions, he was by some measures the most successful major forecaster of the presidential election. Silver’s predictions of U.S. Senate races were correct in 31 of 33 states; he predicted Republican victory in North Dakota and Montana, where Democrats won. –Wikipedia Nate Silver joins Hal… Read Article →

George Saunders" "Tenth of December" | Talks at Google

George Saunders" "Tenth of December" | Talks at Google

You can find more about George Saunders on Google Play: One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, “Victory Lap,” a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does… Read Article →

Sydney Padua: "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage" | Authors at Google

Sydney Padua: "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage" | Authors at Google

Special-effects designer, cartoonist, and tireless researcher Sydney Padua visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss her book “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer”. The graphic novel creates a world where Ada Lovelace did not die of cancer, and Charles Babbage did build his Difference Engine. The dynamic duo build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder… Read Article →

Eckhart Tolle in Conversation with Bradley Horowitz | Talks at Google

Eckhart Tolle in Conversation with Bradley Horowitz | Talks at Google

Eckhart Tolle stops by Google for a fireside chat with Bradley Horowitz. The subject is: “Living with Meaning, Purpose and Wisdom in the Digital Age.” >>Rich Fernandez: Hello everyone. >>audience: Hi. >>Rich Fernandez : Welcome. I'm Rich Fernandezfrom the Learning and Development Team here at Google. So about six months ago we wrotea letter to Eckhart Tolle inviting him to come here to Google. "Eckhart, dude, cometo Google," we said…. Read Article →

Richard Dawkins: "The Making of a Scientist" | Talks at Google

Richard Dawkins: "The Making of a Scientist" | Talks at Google

Ray Kurzweil welcomes Richard Dawkins to the Talks at Google program. With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and “brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite” debate (San Francisco Chronicle). His first memoir offers a more personal view. His first book, The Selfish Gene, caused a seismic shift in the study of biology by proffering the gene-centered view of evolution. It was… Read Article →

Guy Spier: "The Education of a Value Investor" | Talks at Google

Guy Spier: "The Education of a Value Investor" | Talks at Google

The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment About the Book: What happens when a young Wall Street investment banker spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a real value investor. In this fascinating inside story, Guy Spier details his career from Harvard MBA to hedge fund manager. But the path was not so straightforward. Spier reveals his transformation… Read Article →

Authors@ | Storytelling: Lessons from the Top with BBC's Gavin Esler

[email protected] | Storytelling: Lessons from the Top with BBC's Gavin Esler

Filmed at Google London Introduction by Peter Barron Gavin Esler has been interviewing leading figures from politics, sports, industry and the arts for more than thirty years – from Bill Clinton and Alistair Campbell to Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie. In this talk, he draws upon his experience at the BBC to examine how leaders in all fields — from politics to media, from business to the arts — all… Read Article →

Chade-Meng Tan: "Search Inside Yourself" | Talks at Google

Chade-Meng Tan: "Search Inside Yourself" | Talks at Google

In designing Search Inside Yourself, a popular course at Google, early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop. Created in collaboration with a Zen master, a CEO, a Stanford University scientist, and Daniel Goleman (the guy who literally wrote the book on emotional intelligence), this program is grounded… Read Article →

Peter Warren Singer: "Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know" | Talks at Google

Peter Warren Singer: "Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know" | Talks at Google

Cybersecurity and CyberWar discusses the cybersecurity issues that challenge everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats; lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks for right and wrong. In Cybersecurity and CyberWar, New York Times best-selling author Peter W. Singer and noted cyber expert Allan Friedman team up… Read Article →

Robert Lustig | Talks at Google

Robert Lustig | Talks at Google

>>Male Presenter: I want to thank everybodyfor joining us today. We've got a very special speaker here today, Dr. Robert Lustig. Heis gonna talk about sugar; kind of ironic that I am the person introducing him sinceI may be responsible for most of your sugar consumption here on campus with my micro kitchens. But Dr. Lustig is gonna talk about sugar andsome of the dangers and things you need to… Read Article →

Marco Pierre White: "The Devil in the Kitchen" | Talks at Google

Marco Pierre White: "The Devil in the Kitchen" | Talks at Google

Chef and Author Marco Pierre White discusses his book “The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef” as part of the [email protected] series. This event took place May 10, 2007 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA Goong welcome everyone today I have the distinct pleasure to introduce Britain's renowned extremely famous chef Marco Pierre White Marco was introduced to me via white… Read Article →

Edward E. Baptist: "The Half Has Never Been Told" | Talks at Google

Edward E. Baptist: "The Half Has Never Been Told" | Talks at Google

Historian Edward E. Baptist visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism”. As he shows in the book, slavery and its expansion were central to the evolution and modernization of our nation in the 18th and 19th centuries, catapulting the US into a modern, industrial and capitalist economy. In the span of a single lifetime, the… Read Article →

David Kilcullen: "The Accidental Guerrilla" | Talks at Google

David Kilcullen: "The Accidental Guerrilla" | Talks at Google

The [email protected] program welcomed David Kilcullen to Google’s New York office to discuss his book, “The Accidental Guerrilla”. “David Kilcullen is a contemporary practitioner and theorist of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism. A former Australian Army officer, he left that army as a lieutenant colonel in 2005 and now works for the United States State Department. During 2007 he served in Iraq as Senior Counterinsurgency Adviser, Multi-National Force – Iraq, a civilian… Read Article →

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: "Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor" | Talks at Google

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: "Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor" | Talks at Google

During this talk, Sylvia Ann Hewlett speaks about her book “Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor”. In this powerful yet practical book, economist and thought leader Sylvia Ann Hewlett—author of ten critically acclaimed books, including the groundbreaking Off-Ramps and On-Ramps—shows why sponsors are your proven link to success. Mixing solid data with vivid real-life narratives, Hewlett reveals the “two-way street” that makes sponsorship such a strong and mutually beneficial alliance…. Read Article →

Authors@Google: Joel Stein

[email protected]: Joel Stein

Joel Stein visited Google LA to talk about his book: “Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity.” This talk took place on September 28, 2012. MALE SPEAKER: Hey, everyone. Thanks for coming out. Today we welcome Joel Stein. [APPLAUSE] JOEL STEIN: Is that weird? Is that not what people do? I haven't done thisthat many times. MALE SPEAKER: You mightknow Joel from– JOEL STEIN: Sitting here. MALE SPEAKER: –his columnsin… Read Article →

Michael Pollan: "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation" | Talks at Google

Michael Pollan: "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation" | Talks at Google

In “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation,” Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth— to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from… Read Article →

Ian Hodder: "Origins of Settled Life; Göbekli and Çatalhöyük" | Talks at Google

Ian Hodder: "Origins of Settled Life; Göbekli and Çatalhöyük" | Talks at Google

The ritual origins of settled life in the Middle East: Göbekli and Çatalhöyük. Recent archaeological discoveries have upturned our theories about the origins of agriculture and the dawn of settled life. While climate change and economic adaptation have long been seen as prime causes, recent work at Göbekli and Çatalhöyük in Turkey has shown that social gatherings at ritual centers played a key role. The remarkable finds at Göbekli include… Read Article →

Anthony Grafton: "Codex in Crisis" | Talks at Google

Anthony Grafton: "Codex in Crisis" | Talks at Google

The [email protected] program welcomed Anthony Grafton to Google’s New York office to discuss his book, “Codex in Crisis” From the book jacket: “The growth of the Internet and ambitious new projects like Google Books have led some commentators to foretell the dawn of the “universal archive” and, with it, the end of printed books. In Codex in Crisis, Anthony Grafton places this new information ecology into a sweeping historical context… Read Article →