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Eric Liu
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Attended MIT, Stanford
Lives in Santa Clara, CA
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Innovation and the Great Outdoors
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There have been countless studies, like this one, that show that regular exercise boosts creativity. That’s not surprising as regular exercise is good for pretty much every ailment from the physical to the mental. A recent...
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awesome video. Makes you laugh and cry at the same time because Joss Whedon (scroll down to see the video)
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The future is full of cats and boxes.
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Predicting the future is really hard. However, creating the products that will shape the future requires us to imagine the world of that future. For instance, if you’re planning to revolutionize transportation, the cost of ...
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Motivating innovation
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Is your company or team getting lazy? Does it seem like people are just going through the motions? Do you miss the sense of urgency and the thrill of achievement? How do you get that back? Fear is often considered a goo...
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Last week, someone who runs an after-school program for disadvantaged kids reminded me of something very important. She told me that the kids she works with aren’t exposed to the kind of thinking I talk about in my blog. Ev...
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I see no irony in this.
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It has become accepted conventional wisdom that you need to “break the rules” to create innovative breakthroughs. This concept resonates very well with the “Rebel Archetype” that pervades American culture. We love the idea of...
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An argument for a split personality.
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Last week I wrote about how it is possible to believe in two opposing viewpoints on the future. We’ll continue on the thread of quantum superposition this week, with what I call the “Quantum Mindset.” Let’s explore how the ...
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The value of political incorrectness.
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As I write the words “Hitler,” “Al Qaida,” and then any positive word in the same sentence (e.g. Hitler used innovative tactics), I am stricken with a sense of foreboding that permeates from the keyboard with every click. Th...
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Problems are like Ogres

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Problems have layers too Shrek: Ogres are like onions! Donkey: They stink? Shrek: Yes... No! Donkey: Oh, they make you cry? Shrek: No! Donkey: Oh, you leave 'em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' l...
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When things are looking scary, it's time to be more aggressive!

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You’re high up on a snow-covered mountain, wind whipping through your hair as you ski past a blur of pine trees down towards a pristine alpine lake. The terrain suddenly dips and a bolt of fear sprints up your spine as your ...
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Mourning the real loss that comes with change.
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Caterpillars are beautiful too. Mourn their loss. Public Domain image Innovation is fundamentally about change. As innovators, we often look at the positive aspects about how change can make our lives and the lives of tho...
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Innovator, dancer, singer, writer, silly-face maker
Introduction
I am a future-obsessed technologist, humanist and amateur social scientist who dreams of helping to shape our future for the better through the proliferation of my writings, both fictional and nonfiction.
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trained a bunny to fetch easter eggs
Education
  • MIT, Stanford
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Product Manager
Employment
  • Google
    Product Manager, present
  • Palm, Inc.
    R&D Manager, 2011
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Santa Clara, CA
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Torrance, CA - Boston, MA - Ellicott City, MD
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Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and ho

Virgin America’s New In-Flight Safety Video Is Shockingly Fabulous
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There's singing! There's dancing! There's information! This new Virgin America safety video puts all others to shame.

What if Aliens Caused Global Warming? (we'd do something about it)
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Does anyone remember the movie Armageddon? It was full of wonderful "science" and an unbelievable plot made believable only by Ben Affleck a

The Quickest Way To Change How You See The World
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The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets
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The happiest city in America is Napa, California -- and the saddest all swear too much.

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Find where to watch Iron Man at Watch It.

Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country
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Responding to reports that President Obama is considering signing as many as nineteen executive orders on gun control, Republicans in Congre

There's More to Life Than Being Happy
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Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness

UP fan takes to the skies in a house by tying hundreds of balloons to it...
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Jonathan Trappe, from Raleigh, North Carolina, stepped into the cartoon themed home before soaring above the Leon International Balloon fest

The Official Google TV Blog: Google TV: Now faster and easier
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Last year, your Google TV received an update which added Google Play and simplified the entertainment discovery experience. Our next update

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Available in:NOOK Book (eBook). I was born twice, but the first time wasn’t my choice. In fact I don’t remember anything about it. The secon

Terrene
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Hug Your People
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Hug Your People is a business book by Jack Mitchell, the CEO of luxury retailer Mitchells. In his book, Mitchell uses human stories of his a

26 views from deep inside waves [PICs] | Matador Network
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ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO, while surfing alone at sunrise on a flawless winter morning, I had a bizarre revelation: I came to the conclusion that

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RealMealz helps you discover 30 minute meals using ingredients you have. RealMealz helps you discover 30 minute meals using ingredients you

Anna Graceman - Original - Broken Hearted (Acoustic)
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Anna sings an acoustic version of ʺBroken Heartedʺ with a special intro explaining the song. SUBSCRIBE to get notified when new videos are p

What You Need To Know About The Canadian Tar Sands
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This is a picture of Syncrude's base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of sulphur - it is not economical for Syncru

Super friendly, awesome service and great food. The polenta (off menu) was the best! Coconuty
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Yum garlic noodles.
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Cheap, huge portions. Great salad bar and pancakes
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Went to weekday lunch buffet. $10, not busy, pretty good food and great service!
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Buy something Everytime we go. Good prices
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World class facility with a mission to do good
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Bar is lively with awesome vibe, but food not great
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