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Viral Video: Apple Innovation, Sparkly Vampires and My Stroke in TEDx Speech

Here’s a recent speech I gave at the TEDx BayArea Global Women Entrepreneurs event, in which I somehow compared my recent stroke in Hong Kong with innovation at Apple, weird street graffiti, women in tech and, um, sparkly vampires.

You might not agree with my contention that life-changing health events engender the feeling that one has to work even harder, but that’s my little lesson from my recent brain scare.

Thus, it’s titled “More,” and here’s the video of the speech, as well as the deck I was referencing in the talk, so you can follow along:

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work