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Astro Teller
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Attended Carnegie Mellon University
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E X C E L E N T - the bit about firing was a new twist to me. Insistence on failing fast is a habit that takes time to get into, but soo important. 
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Danielle just put out a great piece in Quartz this morning on the subject of the new Cinderella movie that came out from Disney yesterday, the historical origins of the story, and real message we should be taking away from the story today.

http://qz.com/362704/the-real-moral-of-cinderella-that-everyones-missing/
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What we need is more fairy tales that tell people how to handle marriage after the I do.  Where are the models for that?  Guy watching TV and Wife bringing him a beer doesn't cut it.
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Finally!  Here's the video everyone has been asking me for - the TEDx Boston talk Danielle and I gave on the Sacred Cows of Marriage and Divorce!   Check it out!   : )

The sacred cows of marriage and divorce | Astro and Danielle Teller | TEDxBoston
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+Astro Teller This was a good presentation and I appreciate the concern that these cows can represent but the way you presented the marriage vows and the views of the romantic movies did not seem to take into account that the feels in a relationship come and go. That the commitment we make to each other should hold weight in working through feelings and not letting them blindly direct us. Thank you for your presentation and I hope that in your an your wife's work with this subject that the focus is not just on the pressures these cows impart but the importance of understanding and working as a couple through what could otherwise marriage ending feelings. As your wife mentions at the end of the talk for some people it shouldn't be forgotten that things get better. My question why does it get better for some and not others?
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Here is the latest op-ed piece from me and Danielle, this one about how parenting somehow became a religion in this country!

http://qz.com/273255/how-american-parenting-is-killing-the-american-marriage/
Sometime between when we were children and when we had children of our own, parenthood became a religion in America.
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Wow that was the most original, powerful and funny thing I have read in a long time. Unfortunately I completely agree, do I dare say that? ;-) Ya I guess so, my boys are both in college now. Being a single Dad since they were 2 under 2 this phenomenon made my life raising them required a level of dedication that meant I completely forgot myself in order to keep from that same phenomenon deciding I wasn't doing a good enough job and taking them from me. Getting the younger one in college felt like enough validation to be safe again to speak my mind and agree with you guys.

Great work, keep it up!

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Here's the latest Google[x] project, just announced!   : )

Introducing Project Wing
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The final cow - the "Other Cow" - from our new book on marriage and divorce, Sacred Cows! (www.sacredcowsthebook.com)
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Here is my recent keynote at SXSW on how to use failure as a way to drive great progress.  Full of stories about interesting failures at Google[x]!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e0c0rL00bg
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Hey Dr. Astro-turf, you do know there is a way to market a new phone & a type of glass sold in unison?  The best that could happen would be you telling me "that idea failed already"
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Here's the latest op-ed from me and Danielle about marriage and divorce.   Bet you didn't know this stat!   : )

http://qz.com/306166/the-divorce-stat-that-just-keeps-cheating-50/
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Here's the latest op-ed from Danielle and me!   : )    

http://qz.com/281513/having-children-is-not-the-formula-for-a-happy-life/
Raising kids isn't always a thrill.
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I beleive it. The child parent bond is dangerous. I love my daughter so intensely that if she saw kidnapped or died. It would destroy my life.
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Danielle and I have become semi-regular contributors on Quartz, the online spin-off of the Atlantic.  Here is our latest op-ed about marriage and divorce!   http://qz.com/259183/lets-stop-pretending-that-marriage-is-hard-work/
Every sentient being in America knows that marriage is hard work. We know it in the same way that we know that breakfast is (or was) the most important meal of the day and money doesn't buy happiness. We have grown up hearing such phrases so often that they have become embedded somewhere deep in our...
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I apologize Dr. Teller, no harm ment.
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Quartz , an online spin-out of The Atlantic, just published this op-ed by Danielle and me on an aspect of the Innocent Victim Cow, from our new book, Sacred Cows!  (www.sacredcowsthebook.com)

http://qz.com/240802/everything-we-think-we-know-about-being-the-child-of-divorce-is-wrong-2/
It is common knowledge that research studies have demonstrated the harmful effects of divorce on children. Surprisingly, that common knowledge turns out not to be supported by evidence. Although proponents of marriage would like us to believe that kids with divorced parents have more emotional, academic and psychological problems than they would have had if...
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at first when I saw the book you published in comparison to what you are involved in with google x, i was a little confused.  When I think back to my own life and my top priorities with my family and children, ex-wife and current wives, it all makes a lot of sense.  The value of family and relationships depicts the ability to live a happy life while exploring what is possible in the realm of creation.  If you're not happy, is anything really worth it... there is no greater project than that of Love.  Kudos to you and your lovely lady!
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Here is the "One True Cow" from our new book on marriage and divorce, Sacred Cows!  (www.sacredcowsthebook.com)
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Why are groups like ODG so hard to deal with, they seem almost rude.
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Oversee Google[x], Google's moonshot factory
Skills
Professional catalyst, Strategic troublemaker, Skeptical optimist, Organization magician
Employment
  • Google X Lab
    Captain of Moonshots, 2010 - present
  • Cerebellum Capital
    CEO, 2007 - 2010
  • BodyMedia
    CEO, 1999 - 2007
  • SANDbOX AD
    CEO, 1998 - 1999
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San Francisco / Palo Alto
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High Impact Innovation
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Entrepreneur, Scientist, Inventor, Speaker, Writer, Artist
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Google[x], BodyMedia, Cerebellum Capital, Exegesis, Sacred Cows
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Ph.D in Computer Science, 1993 - 1998
  • Stanford University
    MS and BS in Computer Science, 1988 - 1993
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