India’s Hidden Hotbeds of Invention

Presentation video description from TED: Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world’s unsung inventors — indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people’s lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need — and gain the recognition they deserve. Anil Gupta created the…

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Innovating Media Models for a Mobile Consumer

Description of Columbia Business School Video: At the BRITE ’13 Conference Liz Schimel (Chief Digital Officer, Meredith National Media Group) talks with Ava Seave (Principal, Quantum Media Group) about the challenges faced by consumers that are always “on the go.” What does that mean for the brands that want to reach them? Is it about…

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Creating a Culture of Rapid Experimentation

Description of Columbia Business School Video: At the BRITE ’13 conference, Kaaren Hanson, Vice President of Design Innovation, Intuit, talks about how to build successful innovative campaigns in your company by empowering employees at all levels to run fast, cheap experiments, and challenging them to bring that learning and data into the discussion, allowing the…

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The Power of Big Data in a Networked World

Description of Columbia Business School Video: At the BRITE ’13 conference, David Rogers, Executive Director of BRITE, speaks to the power of “big data” generated by a world of social networks, mobile computing, and billions of smart sensors. Big data poses new challenges, and demands new kinds of leadership from CEOs and marketers alike. But…

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Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Description of Duke School of Business Video: Kimberly Jenkins, the Director of Duke in Silicon Valley, and the Duke University Board of Trustees — Emeritus, presents the afternoon keynote address at the C200 Reachout Conference at Duke University.

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Moonshot Thinking

Description of Duke School of Business Video: Will Patrick — Rapid Evaluator, Google X (https://plus.google.com/1047634080106…) “Moonshot Thinking.” Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious technology and pure science fiction. Instead of a mere 10% gain, a moonshot aims for a 10x improvement over what currently exists. The combination of a huge problem, a radical…

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How to Build with Clay… and Community

Presentation video description from TED: Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he’s…

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Body Parts on a Chip

Presentation video description from TED: It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures…

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Government — Investor, Risk-taker, Innovator

Lecture video description from TED: Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector — the “real revolutionaries” — innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state — which many see as a slow, hunkering…

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How Do Economies, And Individuals, Thrive?

Description of Milken Institute Video: November 6, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. RAND Corporation How do economies, and individuals, thrive? It’s largely a matter of values and motivations, in the view of Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps. At this private Milken Institute event, presented in partnership with RAND Corporation, the renowned economist will offer a…

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