Eric Schmidt: How to Succed in Management
Eric Schmidt appeared on a panel called "Taking the Long View – Building an Economic Foundation for the Future" at the Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas centered around the theme of change in today's world. In this panel, Schmidt participates in a conversation that was stacked with financial heavyweights including former Harvard President and Clinton and Obama administration official Larry Summers, Hedge Fund Manager Eddie Lampert, venture capitalist Stephen DeBerry and Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments. The panel was moderated by Tom Stewart, Chief Knowledge Officer at Booz and Company. In this video, Eric Schmidt says that based on 28 years in management, he has learned that people always respond to financial incentives. The trick, however, is to correlate those incentives with the outcome you want.
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A NASA astronomer explains how astronauts dispose of their, uh, dark matter.
- Yes, there have been floaters in space. The early days of space exploration were a learning curve!
Carl Sagan liked to smoke weed. His essay on why is fascinating.
- Carl Sagan was a life long marijuana user and closeted advocate of legalization.
- He once wrote an anonymous essay on the effects it had on his life and why he felt it should be legalized.
- His insights will be vital as many societies begin to legalize marijuana.
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