The Circuit: Changing Lives
LEADING AUTHORITIES' ROUNDUP OF THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, TRENDS, AND PERSONALITIES ON THE SPEAKING CIRCUIT
It’s been a busy week around here with lots of great stuff happening! This week I’ve got four stories from speakers on how their fields of study are changing the way people behave, interact, and live. Rethinking the way we communicate, build technology, access our healthcare, or tackle the challenges that lie ahead of us, these leaders are showing audiences some new techniques for changing the world.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
HOW’D YOU SAY THAT?
Earlier this week, best-selling author and Wharton School marketing professor, Jonah Berger, was interviewed by The New York Times for his work on the study, How the voice persuades. Berger describes the power of speech in persuasion and the science behind it, providing food for thought like: “Sometimes we think crafting the perfect email will be the best way to persuade people, but what we find in our work is the voice can be quite impactful.”
WOULD YOU LIKE A VACCINE WITH THAT?
TIME recently launched a new ‘TIME 100 Next’ list, spotlighting 100 rising stars who are shaping the future. CEO and co-founder of drone-delivery company Zipline, Keller Rinaudo made the list for innovating the way medical supplies are delivered across areas in need. According to Rinaudo, “If we’re going to have instant delivery for hamburgers, we should absolutely have instant delivery for medicine.”
TONIGHT, ON THE TONIGHT SHOW…
Professional endurance athlete, Colin O’Brady, will be revealing his next expedition tonight with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. From taking on the Seven Summits world record to crossing the landmass of Antarctica solo and unsupported, Colin aims to achieve another world first on this next adventure. Plus, he will unveil the cover of his book, The Impossible First. We’re excited to tune in and find out!
WHEN TECH MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON
One of the first 100 employees of Netflix and author of 4 books including The Tech Humanist, Kate O’Neill recently recorded a podcast with Thrive LOUD to talk about how important it is for businesses to think about using tech for the betterment of human-kind. She advocates for making more meaningful, seamless, delightful customer experiences using data and technologies to scale businesses for profit.