Favourite Speakers

Last Thursday night I went to Martha’s geeky speaker bootcamp. We all shared our favourite speakers. As we went around the room, lots of great speakers were listed out. We selected attributes that made us love them – skills that inspired us. Names like Jono Bacon, Linus Torvalds and Bill O’Brien were bandied about.

As it was homework and I mitched the week before, I blurted out Randy Pausch and Marc Andreessen. Also adding the video with Steve Jobs at a whiteboard explaining NeXT’s business proposition as promised.

Randy Pausch

The infamous Last Lecture talk. Is there anyone left that hasn’t seen it?

Marc Andreessen

On the death of paper publishing for Portfolio magazine. Love his no-nonsense instincts and business savvy.

Steve Jobs

Part one – on the business that NeXT wanted to carve out in ’91. Extraordinary storytelling.

March 9th, 2009 at 1:42 pm • Filed in Geekery


One Comment to “Favourite Speakers”

  1. Martha Rotter Says:

    Thanks for this summary, Alexia, this is great! I linked to this from the Girl Geek Training notes as well so people can find it. Thanks for putting these together!

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