Archive for the ‘UP Talks’ category

Tony Danza

October 25, 2012

Teach. The best we can hope for is that we die w the right regrets. Teaching wasn’t the regret, just the road not taken. 50% attrition in teachers after 5 yrs. have to show kids you care. Wasn’t trained for the emotional part. We used to nurture our kids, now we just try to sell them something. Teaching isn’t a job, it’s a calling. Make the best of a bad situation.

Boas Almog

October 25, 2012

Quantum levitation. Quantum physics requires developing a new intuition. Superconductors do not like magnetic fields. Strands of magnetic fields get trapped inside materials, so it locks certain magnetic fields in place… To yield quantum locking. A 3 dimensional effect. Works upside down. Enables frictionless motion. Most of disk is not superconducting. .5 micron of superconductor levitates 70 time it’s own weight. Sapphire w yytrium, barium, copper and oxygen. Forget everything you know. Superconductor on sapphire fiber can carry 40times more electricity than copper.

Wade Adams

October 25, 2012

Buckyball was discovered in 11 day project in 1985. Upset the chemistry world greatly. Took 5 years to convince people. Nanoscale… Where size related phenomenon can and do occur. Making small stuff do big things… And then selling them. Hair is 100,000 nm thick. Gold nano shell gets taken up by cancer tumor, shine ir light and heats and kills cancer cells. 100 percent success on cancer in mice. Be a scientIst – save the world.

Burt Rutan

October 25, 2012

Light strong and unusual aircraft. No one born after 1935 has been to the moon. Soon there will be no one left on earth that has been to the moon. Not exciting our kids w true discovery and exploration. In 1908, only 12 pilots. By 1913 there were hundreds of aircraft types in 39 countries. Everyone who made a difference in airplane technology was a kid when airplanes were developed. 1960s there were nine space programs that launched. Society took risks. Followed by robotic missions and space stations. 5 man launched systems in next 42 years. Spaceship one program… Spaceship 2 may lead to first affordable orbital resort hotels. Today’s technology products are enablers, not goals. Kids need to be inspired by far out goals. Spaceship 1 program took 3.5 years… And first 2 years were covert. Future countries will be defined by beliefs, not geography.

Gary Vaynerchuk

October 25, 2012

Sales… The thank you economy. We Re living through the biggest culture shift of our time. Internet is only 18 yrs old. Where are my customers and how do I tell me story to them in the most compelling way. Social media. 95% of people have reconnected to people they had not spoken to in more an 10 years on Facebook. Context is king…. How do I buy permission that you will let me tell you about my product or service.hustle, caring and context. Technology doesn’t care. People who act most like the Flintstones are going to win. Join the cocktail party where it is. We have more relationships than our grandparents ever could. Information comes from friends w context. Brands build direct relationships w customers with emotional context. No more days about just talking about how much you love your customers. This equalizes the cash game between small and big companies. Give away the ip and capture value that comes back.

David Dow

October 25, 2012

What is the value of killing someone? What do we get and give up by having a death penalty. 2 thought experiments…. Close your eyes. Picture a person you love. Hate to step out for a call….

Charlie Todd

October 25, 2012

Public improv. Positive pranks that give a memorable experiences. About making someone else’s day. Do something awesome for someone else. See the city as a playground. Fundamentally enabled by YouTube. Green light yourself.