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Uber Technologies Inc. Senior Vice President Of Business Emil Michael Interview

On Uber

Uber is very much a part of the new economy, freeing work from jobs, allowing anyone to be an entrepreneur. They are in many ways, the epitome of a “sharing economy” business model. In a very short few years, it’s become a company that has amassed uberpower, ubermarketshare, and uberfunding. In June, they got about  More

Jane McGonigal Hearts Nilofer Merchant

The “Trick” to Calm Your Speaker Nerves

Lift one corner of your mouth up. Then lift the other corner up. There. You have it. An asana, or pose, for how to face the world. It’s also the “trick” speakers use to connect. Earlier this week, I shared with you the backstage story of nervousness just as I was about to give my  More

"god shot" view of Nilofer Merchant speaking at TED2013

TED.com releases talk on Walkntalks

The “Sitting is the Smoking our Generation” TEDtalk airs today on TED.com! I can hardly believe it. People always wonder if speakers are nervous. The question is, with enough practice, does this level of professional speaking ever get easy? I myself have had that question, wondering if I was “the only one” who got super  More

Nilofer Merchant, Author, Speaking at TED2013, Long Beach, CA February 25, 2013

TED2013 Talk Coverage

Getting asked to speak at TED2013 was delightful, but especially because I got the chance to redeem myself from my less-than-stellar talk at TEDGlobal. I write about the secrets of getting ready for the “talk of one’s life”, at Linked In… which was a slightly therapeutic moment … a way to work through the nervousness.  More

TED2013 program

Speaking at TED2013

Keeping secrets is incredibly hard. I lack the poker face. So, most times, I just avoid people or situations so I won’t spill the beans. And for many weeks now I’ve wanted to write and tell you this news but I was sworn to secrecy… I’ve been invited to deliver a talk on the Main  More