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04/04/2014
Jimmy Guterman

Every week, we distribute an internal email about what we’ve been reading. As you’d expect, the topics are quite diverse but almost all of them have some connection to our work here. Here, we share it with you as well (with references to some secret projects edited out). 

One magazine issue that’s getting dog-eared quickly around the office is the Businessweek double issue on...

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03/26/2014
Jimmy Guterman

We’re still decompressing from TED2014 here. We just noticed that one of our favorite talks from last week got posted today and we want to share. Ed Yong is a science writer and he offered a talk about parasites that was full of surprise, things that are not what they appear to be, and plenty of humor to support its story. In its way, it may be the strangest and most provocative talk we’ve ever seen about the limits of freedom. The funniest and the grossest, ...

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03/24/2014
Jimmy Guterman

Last week TED had its first solid event in its new home in Vancouver, and we at Collective Next scribed many of the talks. Enjoy a bunch of our favorites:

Jennifer Senior, TED2014, scribed by Tricia Walker

Jennifer Senior, TED2014, scribed by...

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03/18/2014
Jimmy Guterman

Even those of us who love TED have a complicated relationship with it. Many have recounted the elitism of the main event and the rise of the TED Talk as a rigid form; others have parodied that form effectively. And there’s a small industry of consultants who say they can help you deliver a TED-quality talk. (Disclosure: This includes us. We at...

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07/15/2013
Jimmy Guterman

In our Friday Transcribes, facilitated by Collective Next’s Chief Transcribe Officertm Mason Smith, we share what we’ve learned recently and figure out what it means to us and our clients. The members of the CN team (curators, coaches, graphics wizards, logistics gurus) who supported TEDxBoston was well-represented during our most recent Transcribe on Friday, and it’s no wonder that our discussion began by...

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06/14/2013
Mason Smith

Once again, CN partnered with TEDGlobal to “bring together those who venture to change our perspective, who ask different questions, illuminate old problems with a new light in order to find better answers, cope with ambiguity, detect the weak signals pointing to a different future, and challenge us to pause for an instant, and Think Again.” Check out the pics and links below to get an feel for the “Ideas Worth Spreading” in Edinburgh, Scotland....

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01/14/2013
John Colaruotolo

In December, CN supported TEDxKids and TEDxSMU in sunny Dallas, TX. It was great weekend as lots of speakers who have been on the main TED stage came to Dallas to spread their ideas centered on this year’s tagline: “re:THiNK.” On Friday November 30, over 500 middle school kids had the opportunity to attend a 1/2 day TEDx event, listen to talks tailored for their age group, and experience all of...

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12/19/2012
Kate Dwyer

I feel oh-so-lucky to have been part of a small team of graphic facilitators that my company (Collective Next) sent to Dallas to scribe the talks at TEDxSMU. Not that I expected anything less, but it was a truly transformative experience. I mean, where else but at a TED or TEDx event could you witness a tiny 7th grader shock the stage with a booming poetry slam performance and then hear a talk about wabi-sabi (the Japanese term for imperfect ...

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03/09/2012
Mason Smith
Our overriding topic of discussion for the Shell Urbanization team was, “How will we power the cities of the future?”
 
 
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