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Tagged with “nonprofits & activism” (10)

  1. Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done… | Bill and Melinda Gates

    n 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as about their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their wealth away.

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  2. A Conversation With Christopher Wray

    Director Wray discusses the FBI’s role in protecting the United States from today’s global threats.

    Speaker Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Presider Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; @RichardHaass

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  3. Day 2 - Global Climate Action Summit

    The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.

    It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

    The decarbonization of the global economy is in sight. Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies and political will at all levels.

    States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury.​​

    Other Languages Available: Spanish: https://youtu.be/OsYQDMEr0NU French: https://youtu.be/HBCBE1QGEGg Portuguese: https://youtu.be/_jp4Rr9bQAE Chinese (Mandarin): https://youtu.be/Abn2jmQE8sQ

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  4. Day 1 - Global Climate Action Summit

    The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.

    It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

    The decarbonization of the global economy is in sight. Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies and political will at all levels.

    States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury.​​

    Other Languages: French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XufziPWWu0g Chinese (Mandarin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sf2BcTcNZs Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD2pybtJ9Zc Portuguese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJywemr4pI4

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  5. Dr. Max Roser: Our World in Data

    Dr. Max Roser shares some basic statistics that describe living conditions currently and the direction of change that we have seen over the past few decades. Knowing the facts on global changes gives you the context for the daily news and allows you to make sense of new information that you learn. Learn more at https://b-gat.es/2K8vBLR

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  6. Missing what’s missing: How survivorship bias skews our perception | David McRaney | TEDxJackson

    Success stories are often used as templates while the most valuable lessons hide in the history of endeavors that did not end well. This insightful talk explains survivorship bias.

    Hattiesburg native, David McRaney is a two-time winner of the William Randolph Hearst Award for journalism and the author of You Are Not So Smart, an entertaining illumination of the psychology behind common biases, delusions, heuristics and fallacies. Based on his popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart became an internationally bestselling book and is now available in 14 languages. His second book, You Are Now Less Dumb, was released in 2013.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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  7. The sacred cows of marriage and divorce | Astro and Danielle Teller | TEDxBoston

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Astro and his wife, Danielle, bring a fresh and startling perspective on marriage and divorce.

    Astro Teller is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who currently oversees Google[x], Google’s moonshot factory. Danielle Teller is a physician specializing in intensive care and lung medicine; she has been a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University. Astro and his wife, Danielle, bring a fresh and startling perspective on marriage and divorce.

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  8. How smart grids might help our world economy: Erik Pihl at TEDxGöteborg

    Smart grids? Erik Pihl, internationally respected expert on solar energy, see great potential in electricity grids that can help us with the right incentives to make good use of energy. Through clever design and information technology this kind of interlinked systems can take into consideration our resources as well as our needs. For Erik Pihl, there are also parallels between electricity grids and our current world economy…

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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