Avi Karnani has wacky ideas. Like dropping a hedge fund job to start up a personal finance business. Or incubating a company that helps people not spend their money. But his latest idea may be the wackiest of all –turning NJ into a hot bed of new technology, or as he calls it, an innovation […]
About a year ago when I was walking my 6 year old daughter, Charlie, home from school, she said to me: “Dad, me and my friend Molly want to create posters that say ‘No polluting’ and post them all over town, and we want a website so we can show our posters to friends who don’t live here!” “What made you think of this?” I asked. “Look around! There is trash everywhere!” she said while collecting any litter she could find in her tiny hands.
I stumbled upon her TED talk from 2009, switching through television channels one late evening. I had missed the set up and stopped because this lovely woman was talking about the art and function of prosthetics. Dying to find out what she had overcome, I waited, never realizing that the beautiful legs in high-heeled pumps were prosthetic.
Tom Walker says he was not initially a big fan of the Jersey Shore. Having spent much of his youth on the beaches of northern California, the Jersey Shore was different. He really wasn’t familiar with the “vocabulary” of the landscape here. But slowly over the years, visiting Cape May, Asbury Park, Sandy Hook and other points along the Shore, he came around. “For me the Jersey Shore has a very quiet gentleness to it. I think of broad beaches, long weathered boardwalks, the slow rolling thunder of waves crashing on the shore. The light is very soft there.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Claudia Lucey (732) 895-1441 [email protected] Brian Smiga (917) 270 1552 [email protected] First Ever TEDx event on NJ shore debuts talks by great thinkers TEDxNavesink:The Next Wave offers to spotlight local students June 4, 2013 Lincroft, NJ – The TED conference has become the world’s leading forum to spread new […]