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Let Us Not Overvalue Our Heroes

I think that Steve Jobs was brilliant.  I think that he was an amazing risk taker, but I also think heroes are overrated. 

On the Essential Usefulness of Gurus

I think that it’s great to inspire new generations of thinkers; it’s terrible to create new authority. 

The Promise of Affective Computing

Affective computing is really about instruments helping us understand what a person is feeling or what’s going on inside of a person and in a very un-invasive way.  

The World Needs More "Anti-Disciplinaries"

The world has a lot of is deep areas of expertise; what the world lacks today is agility and context. 

Is Interest-Driven Learning Right for Me?

I would argue that probably there are more people like me who learn through interest-driven learning or through building things than young people who can kind of plan their future and execute against it. 

We Live in a World Where We Can Educate Everyone

I think online education has the opportunity to completely blow this thing inside out where everybody has access to really great education. 

Einstein's Double Edged Sword

I think that it’s great to inspire new generations of thinkers; it’s terrible to create new authority.

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