Harsha Bhogle: The rise of cricket, the rise of India

So, what I’m going to do is just give you the latest episode of India’s — maybe the world’s — longest running soap opera, which is cricket. And may it run forever, because it gives people like me a living. It’s got everything that you’d want a normal soap opera to want: It’s got love,…

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D’Andrea

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So what does it mean for a machine to be athletic? We will demonstrate the concept of machine athleticism and the research to achieve it with the help of these flying machines called quadrocopters, or quads, for short. Quads have been around for a long time. They’re so popular…

Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I want to share some personal friends and stories with you that I’ve actually never talked about in public before to help illustrate the idea and the need and the hope for us to reinvent our health care system around the world. Twenty-four years ago, I had — a…

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

What if I told you there was something that you can do right now that would have an immediate, positive benefit for your brain including your mood and your focus? And what if I told you that same thing could actually last a long time and protect your brain from different conditions like depression, Alzheimer’s…

East vs west — the myths that mystify | Devdutt Pattanaik

To understand the business of mythology and what a Chief Belief Officer is supposed to do, you have to hear a story of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god who is the scribe of storytellers, and his brother, the athletic warlord of the gods, Kartikeya. The two brothers one day decided to go on a race, three…

Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

Hello. My name is Simone. You know how people tell you if you get nervous when onstage, picture people in the audience naked? Like it’s this thing that’s supposed to make you feel better. But I was thinking — picturing all of you naked in 2018 feels kind of weird and wrong. Like, we’re working…