David Kelley: Design Disrupter

David Kelley: Design Disrupter

Founder, IDEO and Stanford d.School

David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school talks with First Person host Lisa Van Dusen about his mission to help as many people as possible regain their creative confidence, the universal applicability of human-centered design and the importance of play. He reflects on his summers growing up in the Midwest; his friendship with Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass; and his very early desire to become a school bus driver.

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Camilla Olson: Odds Defier

Camilla Olson: Odds Defier

Founder & CEO of Savitude

Camilla Olson defies the norms. She relishes taking on big challenges and has a proven record of overcoming them as a successful serial entrepreneur. Olson talks with Lisa Van Dusen about what motivates her: solving big, consequential problems, creating companies, building teams and championing women —- ideally all in combination.

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My TEDx Talk on "The Joys of Otherhood"

My TEDx Talk on "The Joys of Otherhood"

Actually, in Silicon Valley, some people check the "other" box on standardized forms. Maybe the category on those dreaded forms that confounds you is ethnicity or gender or even age (you might feel like a different age than you technically are.) For me, that category is "occupation" or "profession".  I just don't fit into any of the standard options. Pretty much ever.  My TEDx talk on the The Joys of Otherhood is about just that.

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Are You Somebody?

Are You Somebody?

Actually, in Silicon Valley. "Are you somebody? That's what someone asked my father when he and my mom were at the Apollo 11 space launch at Cape Kennedy in Florida on July 16, 1969.

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Transparency + Overcombing

Transparency + Overcombing

Actually, in Silicon Valley. On a recent neighborhood walk, I experienced a rare sighting in Palo Alto: a Trump lawn sign.

I imagine that there are more Trump supporters in Palo Alto than one might suspect. What's noteworthy to me, however, is our neighbor's willingness to be transparent. While my own views could not be more opposite, on one level, I admire their courage to display views that are so clearly in the minority here.

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Sarah Mummah: Vegetable Nudger

Sarah Mummah: Vegetable Nudger

Founder of DreamCatchers and Ph.D. candidate in behavioral science at University of Cambridge and Stanford University

Caution: being near Sarah Mummah can cause healthy habits to form because she believes that if you can change people's behaviors, you can change the world. A self-described minimalist, she runs, writes and eats vegetables.

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Bob Wenzlau: Waste Alchemist

Bob Wenzlau: Waste Alchemist

Terradex CEO and Environmental Engineer

Bob Wenzlau, pioneer recycler and compost champion is now focused on what's under our workplaces, schools and homes that is known to be harmful to our health. Through his Palo Alto-based environmental information company, Terradex, Wenzlau developed a web application called What's Down as a kind of "Yelp for the environment."

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