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The Talks at Google podcast - where great minds meet.

Talks at Google brings the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers, and doers all to one place. Every episode is taken from a video that can be seen at YouTube.com/TalksAtGoogle.

DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments.

Also, the materials presented in the episodes are licensed to Google by the speaker(s). Google does not endorse any products or technology presented by the guest speakers.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 92 Ratings

The Talks at Google podcast - where great minds meet.

Talks at Google brings the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers, and doers all to one place. Every episode is taken from a video that can be seen at YouTube.com/TalksAtGoogle.

DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments.

Also, the materials presented in the episodes are licensed to Google by the speaker(s). Google does not endorse any products or technology presented by the guest speakers.

    Talks at Google - Joy Kogawa

    Talks at Google - Joy Kogawa

    • 46 min
    Heidi Grant Halvorson | No One Understands You and What To Do About It

    Heidi Grant Halvorson | No One Understands You and What To Do About It

    Heidi Grant Halvorson, social psychologist and bestselling author, explains why we’re often misunderstood and how we can fix it.

    Most of us assume that other people see us as we see ourselves, and that they see us as we truly are. But neither is true. Our everyday interactions are colored by subtle biases that distort how others see us—and also shape our perceptions of them.

    But we can learn to clarify the message we’re sending once we understand the three lenses that shape perception: trust, power, and ego..
    Based on decades of research in psychology and social science, Halvorson explains how these lenses affect our interactions—and how to manage them. This book is not about making a good impression, although it will certainly help you do that. It’s about coming across as you intend. It’s about the authenticity we all strive for.

    Originally published in July of 2016.

    Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/NoOneUnderstands to watch the video.

    • 59 min
    Dr. Sara Mednick | The Power of the Downstate

    Dr. Sara Mednick | The Power of the Downstate

    Dr. Sara Mednick visits Google to discuss her book "The Power of the Downstate: Recharge Your Life Using Your Body's Own Restorative Systems." If you’re like most people, the relentless daily grind of go-go-go, do-do-do, can run down your energy and deplete your resources. While most of us find our lives full of “Upstate” moments that rev up our stress engines, it doesn’t have to be this way.

    World-renowned sleep researcher Dr. Mednick shows us how we can access the most replenishing and
    repairing aspects of sleep by diving into our “Downstate.” She shows that bringing ourselves back to the Downstate is critical for our health, well-being, and cognitive longevity. "The Power of the Downstate" offers practical, evidence-based insight into how we can all enable those systems to work together in better harmony.

    Moderated by Ravit Ortiz.

    Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/DownState to watch the video.

    • 59 min
    Aswath Damodaran | Valuation in Four Lessons

    Aswath Damodaran | Valuation in Four Lessons

    Known as the "Dean of Valuation," Aswath Damodaran is best known as the author of several widely used academic and practitioner texts on Valuation, Corporate Finance and Investment Management; he is widely quoted on the subject of valuation, with "a great reputation as a teacher and authority". His advice is a must for those wishing to gain a better understanding of investment valuation and its methods. With it, you can take the insights and advice of a recognized authority on the valuation process and immediately put them to work for you.

    The tools and practice of corporate valuation is intimidating to most laymen, who assume that they do not have the skills and the capability to value companies. In this talk, professor of finance Aswath Damodaran lays out four simple propositions about valuation. The first is that valuation is not an extension of accounting, insofar as it is not about recording the past but forecasting the future. The second is that valuation is not just modeling, where people put numbers into Excel spreadsheets and pump out values - a good valuation requires a narrative that binds the numbers together. The third is that valuing an asset or business is very different from pricing that asset or business, a difference that is often blurred in practice. The fourth is that luck plays a disproportionate role in whether you make money off your valuations. Put differently, you can do everything right and still walk away with nothing or worse at the end.

    Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/FourLessons to watch the video.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Matthew McConaughey & Garth Jennings | Sing 2

    Matthew McConaughey & Garth Jennings | Sing 2

    Matthew McConaughey & Garth Jennings visit Google to discuss "Sing 2", the sequel to the 2016 award-winning movie "Sing".

    In "Sing 2", McConaughey plays a can-do koala named Buster Moon, whose all-star cast of animal performers are preparing to launch a dazzling stage extravaganza in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There's just one hitch -- he has to find and persuade the world's most reclusive rock star to join them. What begins as Buster's dream of big-time success soon becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

    Moderated by Alan Seales.

    Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/Sing2 to watch the video.

    • 59 min
    Daniel Amen | The Brain's Warrior Way

    Daniel Amen | The Brain's Warrior Way

    Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, professor, TV producer, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He is one of the world's foremost experts on using brain imaging tools to help optimize and treat patients. He is founder and medical director of Amen Clinics, which has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior.

    This week, Dr. Amen visits Google to discuss his latest book, "The Brain’s Warrior Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose." He explains that psychiatrists are among the only medical professionals who do not consistently utilize medical imaging of the body part they treat - the brain! But looking at the brain itself changes everything.

    Our brains run our lives. When it works right, our bodies work right, and our decisions tend to be thoughtful and goal directed. Poor choices, however, can lead to a myriad of problems in our bodies. Studies have shown that our habits turn on or off certain genes that make illness and early death more or less likely. But we can master our brains and bodies for the rest of our lives with a scientifically-designed program to improve our focus, memory, relationships, and overall health: what Dr. Amen calls the Brain's Warrior Way.

    Originally published in January of 2017.
    Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/BrainsWarriorWay to watch the video.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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I love that Google is releasing these presentations as podcasts. Many of them were originally on YouTube, but they're even more convenient in audio format. Amazing guests.

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