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John Denniston Wants to Revamp Farming in Developing Countries

John Denniston Wants to Revamp Farming in Developing Countries

John Denniston and his wife were worried about their daughters. Looking around at the area where they lived in Silicon Valley, the parents of two realized the girls would grow up around many teenagers who would be driving fancy cars and leading lives of privilege. “We became very concerned about their ability to have perspective […]

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TEDx Talk—11 Tips to Help Prepare

TEDx Talk—11 Tips to Help Prepare

Imagine, it’s the day of…it’s about to all come true. Today, you give your TEDx talk. You’re mic’d up; you step out from the darkened wings of backstage into the spotlight; you’ve reached the red carpet. You turn to face the eager audience, and…you open your mouth. What effort did it take to get there? […]

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TEDxNavesink Speaker Kaihan Krippendorff Believes Anyone Can Change The World

TEDxNavesink Speaker Kaihan Krippendorff Believes Anyone Can Change The World

Kaihan Krippendorff believed his life’s calling was to be an engineer, mathematician and a financial “quant guy,” but soon discovered that his passion was writing. After publishing his first book, he decided to leave his job as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and set out to promote his work, not knowing where life would […]

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Robyn Stratton-Berkessel: Don’t Just Sit There, Say Something!

Robyn Stratton-Berkessel: Don’t Just Sit There, Say Something!

Ever just have one of those days? Chances are we all have. Maybe today is one of those days—when the car won’t start; the train is late; the coffee spilled. Typical reactions to days like these include, “Why today? Why me?,” perhaps followed by a projection of negativity toward others. We cannot deny that we […]

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Dr. Gary Lewandowski Uses Science to Understand, Analyze Relationships

Dr. Gary Lewandowski Uses Science to Understand, Analyze Relationships

For Dr. Gary Lewandowski, life is all about relationships—successful ones, failed ones, deep ones, superficial ones— and how those relationships are created, broken, and maintained. He researches what brings people together, what makes a successful relationship and what leads someone to cheat. Gary studies the science of relationships. Gary sees relationships as primary sources of […]

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View From The Top: Perspectives from the TEDxNavesink Core Organizers – Brian Smiga

View From The Top: Perspectives from the TEDxNavesink Core Organizers – Brian Smiga

Spend some time around the TEDxNavesink organizational team, and you’ll quickly learn the name Brian Smiga. Smiga is not only the Executive & Artistic Director of TEDxNavesink, but was also a driving force behind the organization’s creation in 2013. As a previous founder of various software companies in Silicon Valley and New York, and as […]

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Don Lincoln Has Devoted His Life to Sharing His Passion for Science

Don Lincoln Has Devoted His Life to Sharing His Passion for Science

Don Lincoln is doing for young people what famous scientists like Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov and James Burke did for him—passing on his love of science to the masses. “I believe it to be the duty of any scientist to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public,” he said. “The universe is a fundamentally […]

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