Global Conference 2010

Global Conference 2010

Sometimes a Great Notion: How Top Innovators Think

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Everybody talks about innovation, but these people actually do something about it.

Each of these innovators has a great story to tell, and the tales are far more compelling coming from the source. If you have time, watch the panel video from start to finish. If you don't, the clips below will give you the flavor.

Frank Gehry is charming and self-effacing as he tells how a simple ceramics class led to his groundbreaking career in architecture. Stick around long enough to hear him talk about the "curtain building" in Manhattan. It starts about eight minutes into the video.

Biz Stone talks about his previous career as a book-cover designer and how he watched Twitter become a tool for social change. It′s about 20 minutes into the video.

Anthony Atala, a researcher in regenerative medicine, shows how organs can be made on a … desktop inkjet printer! "But instead of using ink, we use cells." This must be seen to be believed. Start at 36:30 in the video.

Majora Carter, a pioneer in urban sustainability, says her green jobs project in the South Bronx is transferable to all regions with high unemployment and few resources that don′t match the traditional profile of a ghetto. "Ghettos come in many, many, many different colors around this country." It's around 5:15 into the video.


Richard Sandler

Executive Vice President, Milken Family Foundation; Partner, Law Offices of Maron & Sandler


Anthony Atala

Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; Chair, Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Majora Carter

President, Majora Carter Group LLC

Frank Gehry

Architect, Gehry Partners LLP

Biz Stone

Co-Founder, Twitter

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