This was a great opportunity to meet with a group of international students and start a conversation about why we resist change. I’ll be giving this talk again soon in Tel Aviv. Details will be published here.
At the airport on my way to a vacation today I saw this and it was weird in a wonderful and exciting way. And the full article text below.
With coming elections in Israel next week, it’s interesting to look at recent articles that shed some light about the battle between innovation and the status quo. It turns out that some things are a lot more powerful than and an idea whose time has come. I have a few guests passes left. If this [...]
I’m looking forward to featuring Eitan Chitayat founder and executive creative director of Natie and interviewing Dorie Clark author of “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future”, and “Stand Out”, this Sunday at Viola for EO Israel monthly learning event.
WMN was founded by serial entrepreneur Merav Oren, aiming to create a community where women can thrive, feel at home, and network in order to overcome the unique challenges women face in the entrepreneurial eco-system. WMN will open in March 2015 but the application process for women entrepreneurs is open.
2015 events production convention is coming up and around mid day, I’ll be leading a discussion on how content formats can win attention and engagement for great content. Would love to see there those of you who are in the biz of making an impact with public speaking.
Thanks Guy Spier for the cool idea and Eitan of Natie for the beautiful execution.
I’m really looking forward to moderating this track. They curated women who are bravely in the forefront and I’ll get to explore the experience of being a woman entrepreneur with them. Would be great to see you there. And it’s also going to be streamed live.
This is the post’s end: [and the beginning at EO Israel blog] And the reason I’m writing about this on the EO blog is because it suddenly hit me: the reason why the EO forum is something I like so much, is because that’s exactly what we do there. We gain full context of the [...]
I’ve started capturing fine-print because it represent everything that is wrong in our society. Or at least everything that is wrong in customer experience. See this for example from my flight the other day: Easy Jet, come on, do you really think I’ll sue you if you run out of olives? Just as I was [...]
TED MED Live in the Jerusalem Theater of Performing Arts was a real treat to host, and the TED MED Israel team has posted some of the best moments here. The talks are coming out soon. One of my personal favorite moments hosting this event was getting to try Amnon Shaashua’s new device for the [...]
TED MED Live is coming to Jerusalem with a rich local program featuring 11 brilliant speakers and an inspiring artistic performance. I was thrilled to join the TED MED Israel professional committee and even more so when I was asked to host the event in the Jerusalem Theater. With now a week to the big [...]
Passionate speakers burst intellectual bubbles (and some created new ones), the panels went in all sorts of unpredictable directions, there were laughs, and a whole lot of drinking. People said they had fun and learned a lot. And so did we. It was a good pilot night. And these are the best moments, in photos. [...]
Today we’re announcing Bubbles – a new format of gathering where we ask (and answer!) the big, (and not so big) questions of life, in an ever so light, fun and funny way. By we, I mean Prof. Dan Ariely, producer Shay Windman and TED speaker coach Abigail Tenembaum. We all share a strong commitment [...]
Failcon, a global initiative to reshape the negative cultural sentiment towards failures, and create a platform for learning from other’s failed ventures, happened for the first time in Israel on Jan 23rd, 2014. One speaker I admire for sharing his role in a business failure is Ofer Vilenski, CEO and co-founder of Hola. He candidly shared [...]
Few people are brave enough to attempt audacious goals. Far fewer are big enough to admit they failed and be willing to share what they learned. Many have said NO to the request to speak at this event and I admire Yanki Margalit, Naftali Benet, Liad Agmon, Noam Lanir, Ishay Green, Daria Shualy, Yosi Taguri, Ofer Vilenski, Gigi Levy, Emma Butin, Eden Shochat,Yoni Dariel, Yoel [...]
Peace and reconciliation, social mobility, employment in the dessert, why young people should go into politics, creating out of not knowing and stereotypes – it was such an honor to give a stage to all these great Ideas Worth Spreading. And the talks by the speakers of TEDxTelAvivWomen can be watched here.
Hosting more than 100 women, in their 20s to 80s, all pursuing great visions and ‘leaning-in’ to their careers, was an absolute treat. Here are some of the most memorable moments: And two great articles just came out covering TEDxTelAvivWomen speakers. HE in Saloona and EN in NoCamels.
Thousands of women in more than 150 TEDx events around the world will take part in watching TEDWomen live from SF on Dec 5th. Together with my bosom buddies Abigail Tenembaum [TED speakers' coach] and Liat Aaronson [TEDxTelAviv and TEDxHolyLand co-organizer], I’lll be hosting the live viewing of TEDWomen at a small TEDx event – TEDxTelAvivWomen, in a cinema [...]
Join me this November for 8 talks by extraordinary young leaders who are changing the Israeli society and world jewry.
In partnership with Campus Tel Aviv (powered by Google Entrepreneurs), Techonomy will facilitate a series of conversations on June 5th in Tel Aviv about Israel’s emerging role as a tech superpower. The two-hour event will begin with a talk by Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick, followed by a panel discussion entitled “Can Israel Be the Tech Capital [...]
But I have gained Zoe, well earned pounds, and some important life lessons. From Cape Coral, this is Noam and me, sharing our new-found wisdom with you, and wishing you a year which you will one day be strangely nostalgic for..
This is a great new entry-level book for entrepreneurs, with some excellent reminders for the more experienced. I scanned it in 30 minutes walking the treadmill. Of the 183 tips Lisa Everson offers in It’s Your Business, I chose to give you a sneak peek into the following because for me, they each hold a personal memory of blood, sweat or tears. If [...]
Nesting instinct refers to an urge in pregnant animals to prepare a home for the upcoming newborn(s). It is found in a variety of animals (both mammals and birds) including humans. My form of ‘nesting’, somewhat to Noam’s disappointment, is not of the kind that upgrades the house, but only of the digital kind. So [...]
And so is the Israeli extension of it. We’re keeping everything that worked last year and fixing the broken. Here’s when, where, who, why and how. Last year I was pumping during breaks and saving the milk in the yogurt department of the Google HQ fridge. This year I’ll be joining you on Google hangout [...]
I’m thrilled to join forces with TEDxZurich co-organizer Guy Spier in keeping the TED conversation going, the spreading of elevating ideas by Israeli thought-leaders flowing, and the people who made TEDxTelAviv happen connected. The first TEDxTelAvivSalon features Avi Barliya, Enon Landenberg, Yanki Margalit, Lior Manor, Doron Marco and Itay Talgam. Their talks will be released [...]
Don’t be fooled by this seemingly innocent graduation class photo. Or by this well put Guardian introduction to the people creating our future. Singularity University at the serene NASA Research Park in CA is a dangerous place. I just returned from a week of SU EPA12 – codename for The 7-day Singularity University Executive Program, [...]
Here’s the full list of my updated favorites.
Here’s the full list of books and why I favorite them.
From what was once an old Mayan village, Noam and I look back at 4000 years of human evolution and look forward to 2012 and the future of our species. Our traditional new year’s greeting, this time from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, with our own 8 months old version of evolution. Happy New Year!
I don’t want to be connected to perfection. I find perfection rather boring actually. But it IS about those moments for me. Especially the action, reaction and elation. The final episode of Battlestar Galactica, left me with a choice I’ve been avoiding making for a while: I’m going for the option that takes the bigger leap [...]
My friend Abigail Tenembaum and I are both behavioral economics sworn fans and now we have the huge privilege of delivering the above incredible gift from Dan Ariely to about 20 Israeli startups. If your startup fits the bill, apply! It will change how you do business. The main website of The San Francisco Behavioral [...]
Inspring stories of successful entrepreneurs, artists, visionaries who follow their passion for an idea. They all share a healthy disrespect for the traditional way of getting things done and a flair for the New Media. Key viral marketing strategies and the secret ingredient in their success revealed… This is the 3 minute, click-to-advance, version of [...]
I’m giving a talk this Monday, about the shift in the the way ideas are spread and about how now, like never before, companies and individuals can change an industry, reinvent science or reshape politics. Specifically, about how TED and Seth Godin’s new Domino Project do it. More specifically, why more often than not, we ignore our inner [...]
You’re not supposed to admit you favor one piece of your published work over the rest. My favorite is QuotesDaddy. Why? Because it’s the only one I built for me. I wanted to find, save, tag, share, contribute and show off all my favorite quotes. Nothing out there came close. One night, working on an [...]
If you’re like me, you think you’re really good at reading people’s body language, picking up the subtle cues of their true intention and spotting every tell tale sign. Well, you’re not as good as you think you are. Not with the people you love, that is. Or with those you have a high-stakes relationship [...]
To not make matters worse for my friend, I’ll keep the companies involved anonymous. Let’s for now call the high-tech company that’s trying to do something meaningful in the world ‘Startup’, and the suing company ‘Shell’. This is a true story of Shell and Startup. Startup is a company in growth stage, VC backed, with [...]
Entrepreneur’s Bible(s): This short-list of entrepreneurship ‘prerequisite’ will put you in a great position to get started. It features my #1 rated for every category in entrepreneur’s must-have skill set: The Four Steps to the Epiphany is the text book for leading Entrepreneurship MBA programs and is by far the best I’ve read about idea validation [...]
Science keeps flipping on us. In the break of 2011, does that change anything? Everything? Is it happy 2011? From somewhere in the Caribbean, a greeting from me and my Noam to you my friends: [click to open in YouTube, they don't allow embed because of the brilliant sound track] Things kind of changed from [...]
The inner battle of the seat of entrepreneurship and the brain’s panic button. And how you can win. Sprinkled with tips and tricks on how to use cutting edge neuroscience discoveries to get your ideas across in a memorable way. Vote it up on slideshare if you enjoyed it? (contest ends Nov 8th) Update: Thrilled [...]