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Sam Altman: The Winding Path of Progress @ Talks at Google (Full Transcript)

Sam Altman – TRANSCRIPT JORGE CUETO (Associate Product Manager – ‎Google): Hi, everyone. Welcome to our Talks at Google event. I’m going to go through some logistics first. This is a fire side chat style talk. So it will take about 40 minutes to talk through some questions. And then in the last 20 minutes, […]

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Dan Carlin: The New Golden Age of Oral Historical Storytelling @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

SPEAKER: We are here today with Dan Carlin. He is the host of two very popular podcasts, “Hardcore History” and “Common Sense.” Believe it or not, he’s been in this business since 2005. DAN CARLIN: 2005 SPEAKER: And he’s had a tremendous amount of success in the podcast world. Influence in the historical world, as […]

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Life & Style

George MacKerron: Happiness Quantified @ Talks at Google (Full Transcript)

GEORGE MACKERRON (inventor of Mappiness): Well, Alex has stolen the content on my first couple of slides. So I guess I’m George, and I’m going to talk to you about the economics of happiness and some of the findings of my own research. As Alex says, I’ve got several hats, academic economist, creator of a […]

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Health

Matthew Walker: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Transcript)

Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab discusses the latest discoveries about sleep and how it impacts our life, wellness, and lifespan.   JOSH: Right. And thank you all for coming. This is a great crowd. And I want to welcome Dr. Matthew Walker. He is professor of neuroscience and psychology […]

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Kip Andersen, Dave Asprey, Dr. Joel Kahn: “The Ideal Diet: The Directors of […]” @ Talks at Google: (Transcript)

DAVE: Good morning. AUDIENCE: Good morning. DAVE: So today’s a very exciting day. It marks the launch of our Talks at Google Friendly Debate Series, where we bring together people who take different positions on key issues, with the hopes that through their dialogue, we’re able to better understand questions whose answers are less clear […]

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John Medina: “Brain Rules for Aging Well” @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

SPEAKER: Today, we welcome Dr. John Medina who has actually — we’re welcoming him back. He has been here in 2008 and 2010. Welcome back, John. And he’s a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His books include “Brain Rules,” “Brains Rules for the Baby,” “Brain Rules for Aging Well,” […]

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JL Collins: “The Simple Path to Wealth” @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

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). TRANSCRIPT:  […]

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Tim Desmond: “The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook” @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

MICHAEL VAN RIPER: Welcome, everyone. I’m Van Riper. I run the gPause, our mindfulness programs, community programs for employees here at Google. And I’m really proud and happy to have Tim Desmond here with us today. I actually don’t know Tim all that well myself, but it’s one of the great things about our community […]

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Technology

Josh Shapiro: “Los Angeles Community Broadband Project” @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

TRANSCRIPT:  JOSH SHAPIRO: So we are the Los Angeles Community Broadband Project. I’m Josh Shapiro, the founder and acting executive director. We’re building a community-driven wireless ISP in Los Angeles. That’s an Internet Service Provider that is built by the community for the community. And we’ve started by assembling a team of community members, professionals […]

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Jesse Robert Coffino: “True Play, the Complex Mind of the Child and the […]” @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

In this talk, Jesse Coffino, parent and educator, provides an in-depth introduction to Anji Play, a revolutionary movement of educational change that began in rural eastern China and has begun to scale globally. TRANSCRIPT:  MATT: Jesse, who is our guest, has been working with Anji Play in China, which I think is a really awesome […]

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Niamh Gaffney: “Change! Control the Uncontrollable” @ Talks at Google (Transcript)

TRANSCRIPT:  (NIAMH GAFFNEY – Directionality): I’m a bit freaked out because there’s so many people here. And I have a bit of a confession to make– I kind of got you all here under false pretenses, because as much as I would love to, I can’t teach you how to control change. No one can. […]

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Ned Heagerty: “Tea Talk” @ Talks at Google (Full Transcript)

TRANSCRIPT:  PAIGE SCHOENING (Farmers Market Specialist – ‎Guckenheimer): And first I’d like to start from the very beginning with you used to work in Silicon Valley in robotics. How did you make the switch to tea? What was it about tea that really grabbed you? NED HEAGERTY (Silk Road Tea): Well, first let me say […]