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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Myunghyun Rhee: "Mars and Future of Space Travel" | Talks at Google

With all the environmental issues around the globe, some people do believe the future is out in the universe. Astronomer, Myunghyun Rhee comes to Seoul office to talk about human settlement on Mars and future of space travel. Moderated by Justin Hong.

5 days ago

Dr. Jeff DeGraff & Staney DeGraff "The Innovation Code: The Creative Power [...]" | Talks at Google

In The Innovation Code, Jeff DeGraff (the “Dean of Innovation”), and Staney DeGraff introduce a simple framework to explain the ways different kinds of thinkers and leaders can create constructive conflict. They show you the four steps to normalize conflict, channel it, and develop something completely new, using tools, methods, examples, exercises, and assessments. Get the book here:

6 days ago

The Puppetry of National Theatre's Pinocchio | Talks at Google

We were delighted to be joined in London by the puppet designer and puppeteers behind The National Theatre's production of Pinocchio. Toby Olié is a director, designer and performer who trained in puppetry at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and was (among other things) the puppeteer behind Joey in the West End production of War Horse. Audrey Brisson and James Charlton are the stage team behind Jiminy Cricket.

1 week ago

Mark Anderson: "Flow and Interaction" | Talks at Google

Mark Anderson is a predictions expert in the fields of technology and the economy. He is CEO of Strategic News Service, an online technology newsletter read by Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Elon Musk, Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos, and other leaders in technology and finance. He is also the founder of the Future in Review (FiRe) conference, named “the best technology conference in the world” by The Economist. Mark discusses his history of studying and making predictions in a wide range of fields, from oil prices and popular holiday gifts to biochemistry and China, and he presents his latest thinking on Flow and Interaction, which he has come to view as the two fundamental elements of the universe, constantly at work, continually shaping every aspect of our lives. Flow: The movement of substances, data, information, ideas, or innovations over time. Interaction: The internal or external effect(s) of substances, data, information, ideas, or innovations as they travel over time, changing the original state of the flow. Mark shares examples of how those two actions drive everything from physics to economics, from biology to corporate success. More about the speaker: Moderated by Joseph Smarr. Get the book:

1 week ago

Alan Hollinghurst: "The Sparsholt Affair" | Talks at Google

Alan Hollinghurst is the award-winning author of "The Swimming Pool Library", "The Folding Star", and 2004 Man Booker Prize winner "The Line of Beauty". In this talk, he reads from his first novel in six years, "The Sparsholt Affair", a multi-generational exploration of the legacy of a family scandal and the shifting attitudes towards England's gay community from World War II to the present day. To learn more about Alan Hollinghurst and "The Sparsholt Affair", visit his site here: Get the book here:

2 weeks ago

Questlove: "Creative Quest" | Talks at Google

Questlove (Ahmir Thompson) discusses is latest book, "Creative Quest". About Questlove: Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and bandleader of The Roots - Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released two books including the New York Times bestseller Mo’ Meta Blues and Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation. One of his latest endeavors includes scoring Chris Rock’s film, Top Five, and also working as the music supervisor. He also recently produced the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton, alongside Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter. He will also serve as the Executive Music Producer and Composer on the A&E Mini Series “Roots.” Get the book here: Moderated by Mathew Hendershot.

3 weeks ago

Tei Shi: "Crawl Space" | Talks at Google

Singer/songwriter Tei Shi discusses her first full length album, "Crawl Space", and shares insights into her journey in creating it, including navigating a multifaceted identity, shaped by moves between Columbia and Canada. Moderated by Justin Mann.

3 weeks ago

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

1 month ago

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:

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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:

1 month ago

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:

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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:

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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:

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago