Take a spin around the information superhighway and just look at all the stuff you can learn. One lesser known source of culture, education, and entertainment is Talks at Google.
In 2005 Google began inviting authors to speak to Google employees at their Mountain View, California corporate headquarters. Now expanded to all the Google offices and including chefs, musicians, filmmakers and “innovators capturing the popular and intellectual zeitgeist of the day.” Google graciously shares these chats on its subsidiary, YouTube.
Some of the speakers featured are:
- Tina Fey author of BossyPants talking with Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
- George R. R. Martin author of the Game of Thrones series answering questions submitted by Google employees.
- Andrew Stanton, director and writer of the movie John Carter reflecting on his adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic and his career at Pixar.
- Susan Cain author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking giving introverts props for living in an extroverted culture.
Enjoy this clip from Google Goes Gaga: