Smart Thinking

How I climbed a 3,000-foot vertical cliff - without ropes | Alex Honnold14th December 2018

Imagine being by yourself in the dead center of a 3,000-foot vertical cliff -- without a rope to catch you if you fall. For professional rock climber Alex Honnold, this dizzying scene marked the cu Read more... >

Why jobs of the future won't feel like work | David Lee28th November 2018

We've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and pa Read more... >

How to train employees to have difficult conversations | Tamekia MizLadi Smith26th October 2018

It's time to invest in face-to-face training that empowers employees to have difficult conversations, says Tamekia MizLadi Smith. In a witty, provocative talk, Smith shares a workplace training Read more... >

The Little Risks You Can Take To Increase Your Luck | Tina Seelig 21st September 2018

Luck is rarely a lightning strike, isolated and dramatic -- it's much more like the wind, blowing constantly. Catching more of it is easy but not obvious. In this insightful talk, Stanford engi Read more... >

How to read the genome and build a human being | Riccardo Sabatini17th August 2018

Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, a scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini shows us Read more... >

How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson25th July 2018

Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological m Read more... >

Lera Boroditsky: How language shapes the way we think13th June 2018

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shar Read more... >

Tim Ferriss: Why you should define your fears instead of your goals11th May 2018

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envi Read more... >

Daniel Susskind: 3 Myths about the Future of Work (and why they're not true)05th April 2018

"Will machines replace humans?" This question is on the mind of anyone with a job to lose. Daniel Susskind confronts this question and three misconceptions we have about our automated fut Read more... >

Anna Rosling Rönnlund: See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income15th February 2018

The country you live in has a special, unique way of life, right? Well ... prepare to see your world in a whole new way, as Anna Rosling Rönnlund uses income data to show how families in 50 ve Read more... >

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