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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik