Posts Tagged ‘TED talks’

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    Sheryl Sandberg’s Three-Point Plan

    Apr 8, 13 • 127 Views • Gender gap, HouseholdsNo Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Almost a month ago, COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, released her book “Lean in—Women, Work, and the will to lead.” In the past few weeks the author has received a lot of criticism; some say...

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    Economic Humor: Cars and Compost

    Mar 24, 13 • 164 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Humor, Environment, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Conveying their special type of economic humor, the Onion has done a series called Onion Talks. They sound like TED talks, they look like TED talks but they are not really TED talks. Describing the series, its head writer Sam West said it would resemble TED,...

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    What Spaghetti Sauce Teaches Us

    Jul 15, 12 • 155 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Households, Innovation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Henry Ford once said that: ”If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’ ” Similarly, asked about spaghetti sauce during the 1980s, consumers primarily knew about Ragu’s...

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    What Can An N-Gram Tell Us?

    Dec 20, 11 • 110 Views • Economic History, Economic Thinkers, InnovationNo Comments

    For laughing and learning this TED talk is wonderful.  Having digitized 15 million books, Google enabled us to access a mammoth body of knowledge. However, just reading the entries from the year 2000, without eating or sleeping, absorbing 200 words a...