The Two Minute Bio: Jeffrey Katzenberg

American entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in transforming the Walt Disney Company into a multibillion-dollar empire and who, along with filmmaker Steven Spielberg and music mogul David Geffen, founded the film studio DreamWorks SKG. The CEO of Dreamworks Animation  Jeffrey Katzenberg, is famous for animated hits like “The Lion King” and “Shrek. Katzenberg, Spielberg, and Geffen founded DreamWorks. With their new entertainment … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jeffrey Katzenberg


How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

Reporting Crisis Via Texting

At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.

Success Is A Continuous Journey

In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business' rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson -- when we stop trying, we fail.  

The Two Minute Bio: Pete Cashmore

Pete Cashmore is the founder and CEO of Mashable, the leading source of news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Pete founded Mashable in 2005 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland when he was 19. His passion for sharing how web tools and social networks were transforming human interactions and reshaping cultures drove him to create Mashable. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Pete Cashmore

The Two Minute Bio: Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is an American clothing designer best known for his sportswear line Polo Ralph Lauren, the centerpiece of his fashion empire. conic designer Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in New York City on October 14, 1939. Lauren worked in retail at Brooks Brothers before developing a line of neckties. The brand he established, … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Ralph Lauren

The Two Minute Bio: Warren Buffett

Known as the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is an investment guru and one of the richest and most respected businessmen in the world. orn in Nebraska in 1930, Warren Buffett demonstrated keen business abilities at a young age. He formed Buffett Partnership Ltd. in 1956, and by 1965 he had assumed control of Berkshire … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Warren Buffett

Life Quotes #13

Tony Robbins is a motivational speaker who has written popular self-help books and has worked with many public figures. The author of several best-selling self-help books, including Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins has become well known for his much-publicised "firewalk" seminars. Though Robbins theories, techniques and self-promoting style have received much criticism, he remains a … Continue reading Life Quotes #13

The Two Minute Bio: Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is an author, blogger and motivational speaker known for his books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. Born in Southampton, New York, on July 20, 1977, Tim Ferriss ran his own nutrition supplement company before becoming a world-record tango dancer. In 2007, he released his book The 4-Hour Workweek, which became a No. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Tim Ferriss

Life Quote #11

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions. In 1869, at 22 years old, Edison moved to New York City and developed his first invention, an improved stock ticker called the Universal Stock Printer, … Continue reading Life Quote #11