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02 Oct

a blog post for EO Israel [a local chapter of the 10K members global Entrepreneurs Organization]

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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 [...]

29 Sep

Seriously? Together, we can stop The Fine Print!

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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 [...]

23 Sep

The Best of TED MED Live in Jerusalem [photos]

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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 [...]

03 Sep

Sep 11 – Hosting TED MED Live in Jerusalem – and all this ingenuity, love for people, and devotion to tackling the big challenges in medicine is making me feel hopeful.

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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 [...]

06 Jul

[photos] The best of Bubbles – a new format of gathering that’s serious on questions and light on everything else

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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.  [...]

19 May

Hosting “Davos with Jokes” with Dan Ariely on June 19th, 5pm-midnight. Registration now open.

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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 [...]

03 Feb

Some people have life and their business all figured out. I’m not one of them. Together with a group of Israeli entrepreneurs, I recently co-founded EO Israel – a local chapter to join a network of 9500 EOers worldwide. ​Entrepreneurs join for different reasons. For me it’s about stripping off the omniperfect facade with peers, and learning from each other. There’s also the guilt-free travel.

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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 [...]

10 Jan

Hosting Failcon TLV on Jan 23rd – an afternoon that’s all about entrepreneurs sharing their failures and what they learned

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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 [...]

09 Jan

TEDxTelAvivWomen talks now available to watch on TED.com’s TEDx channel

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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.

10 Dec

Best of TEDxTelAvivWomen 2013

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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.

18 Nov

Thriving with Asperger – A short talk with Adi Anhang at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations’ Young Leaders Track

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12 Nov

Hosting the live stream of SF TEDWomen program in TLV, Dec 5th

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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 [...]

21 Oct

I’ll be Hosting the ‘Young Adults on the Fast Track’ session @ the GA Nov 11th

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Join me this November for 8 talks by extraordinary young leaders who are changing the Israeli society and world jewry.

08 Jan

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person!

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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..

24 Nov

It’s Your Business – 183 written-in-blood tips for entrepreneurs

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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 [...]