Life as a Thiel Fellow10/16/14
Laura Deming, a partner at the Longevity Fund, researches how to extend life. It all started after receiving a $100,000 Thiel fellowship to drop out of college and pursue her passion.
Introverts as Innovators
We often believe that extroverts - those boisterous, outgoing folks at the office - have the best ideas. But if the boss overlooks introverts, great ideas may be lost, says Susan Cain, author of Quiet.
What the New Workforce Wants From Jobs
A new generation of workers has a new generation of values - which can mean walking away from raises and promotions.
The Real Future of Green Energy
Driving a Prius may help psychologically, but to really be effective, renewable energy solutions need to happen on a national level. Dan Nocera, a leader in clean energy research, talks about big-picture solutions.
Banishing the College Major
College majors may artificially divide students, instead of fostering a real world, interdisciplinary approach. Jeff Selingo, author of College (Un)Bound, says we should scrap the major.
A Dip Into History: a New Kind of Arcade
When one electrical engineers dreams of working for Disney were dashed, he didnt give up. Instead, he invented games that changed the world.
10.4.14 - The Power of the Everyday
Its time to examine the power of the everyday. Antibiotics overuse has created resistant bugs that are fundamentally changing healthcare, says Maryn McKenna, author of "Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future." Gina Bianchini, CEO and founder of...
Social Media Beyond Facebook
Smaller companies are starting to fill niches that Facebook - the social network behemoth - hasnt. Gina Bianchini, the founder and CEO of Mightybell, discusses whats next for social media.
Unexpected Innovations That Shape Our World
If you dont think sewers are as impressive as iPads, think again. Author Steven Johnson explores some innovations with unintended consequences.
9.27.14 - The Whole Government Show
How can we build a better government? It all starts with rethinking civics education, explains Meira Levinson, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author of "No Citizen Left Behind." Then, Aneesh Chopra, Americas first...
How Tech Helps Government
If youre looking to push government out of its funk, try technology. According to Aneesh Chopra, Americas first Chief Technology Officer, young techies are coming up with ingenious solutions to government problems in their spare time.
The End of Traffic
With school back in session, freeways across the country are more congested than ever. One traffic expert says theres a clear solution. But are people willing to pay?
Clayton Christensen: Our Innovation Slump
America is in danger of losing its innovative edge and sliding into economic malaise. Clayton Christensen, author of "The Innovators Dilemma," says that business leaders may be too scared to save us from the downturn.
Text-Alerts for Students' Success
Schools are helping low income and first generation students transition to college, with the help of a few well-timed text messages.
What it Really Means to be a Millennial
Millennials have been lauded and lamented, but many issues this generation faces are universal. Anya Kamenetz, author of "Generation Debt," and David D. Burstein author of "Fast Future" discuss what it really means to be a millennial.
9.20.14 - The Whole Fast Lane Show
Were looking at the increasing pace of life. Sanford Devoe of the University of Toronto discusses why fast food might be making us more impatient. Then, with all the talk of millennials changing the world, we go to the source: Anya Kamenetz, author of...
Marc Maron on Starting From Scratch
When life handed him lemons, Marc Maron decided to create a podcast - and it took off.
How We Learned to Love Our Impulses
Is increased consumerism making people too impulsive? If so, Paul Roberts, author of "The Impulse Society," has a few solutions.
Fast Food May Be Changing Your Brain
Fast food has been studied in connection with Americans expanding waistlines, but new research suggests that fast food may also affect mental states, making people more impatient.
9.13.14 - The Whole Thinking Show
Innovation Hub is thinking aboutthinking. Harvard University professors Stephen Greenblatt and Louis Menand explain how to keep the humanities relevant to students. Then, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, argues that you cant...
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