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Mac: 30 years of innovation

Its been thirty years since the first Mac, since the infamous demo that blew the World away. Now the ubiquitous technology is used by everyone, a symbol of true democratic technology. 

Dissident blogger allowed to leave Cuba on tour

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, who has been denied permission to travel abroad for many years, is allowed to embark on a three-month trip to Latin America, Europe and the United States. 

Sánchez, you may remember, was disillusioned with her home country and left Cuba for Switzerland in 2002. It was during this time that she became interested in computer science. When she finally returned to Cuba, Sanchez helped to establish Contodos, a magazine that continues to act as a forum for Cuban free expression, and a vehicle for reporting news. Sánchez is best known for her blog, Generación Y (Generation Y); which, despite censorship in Cuba, she is able to publish by e-mailing the blog entries to friends outside the country who then post them online. The blog is translated and available in 17 languages.

Time magazine listed her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2008, stating that “under the nose of a regime that has never tolerated dissent, Sánchez has practiced what paper-bound journalists in her country cannot; freedom of speech”. In November 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama, wrote that her blog “provides the world a unique window into the realities of daily life in Cuba” and applauded her efforts to “empower fellow Cubans to express themselves through the use of technology.”

HIV Preventive Breakthrough VIP with Nobel Laureate David Baltimore

HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria sits down with Caltech Nobel Laureate David Baltimore about VIP, an experimental preventive measure for HIV.

Innovators on the Move: Casey Pugh & Jamie Wilkinson of VHX

Unpakt follows the Emmy-award winning duo behind online video platform VHX.tv as they hire their first team and move into their first offices. Co-founders Casey Pugh and Jamie Wilkinson (who previously helped build sites like Vimeo and produced internet favorite ‘Star Wars Uncut’) reflect on the rapid pace of technology and the doors that online video distribution can open for their users.

How to quit and reboot your life

Many people are doing jobs out of fear; fear that they might not make the best out of their lives. Priya Parker provides seven techniques to help you quit your life and reboot. She invites you to use these techniques to explore the biggest needs in the world that you might have the passion and the capacity to address.

Priya is an advisor to leaders and organizations on strategy, vision and purpose. Her company, Thrive Labs, works with individuals and teams to help them identify what they care about most and align it with market realities. Her research includes identifying what are the driving factors that lead people to thriving and what blocks them from it. She helps organizations keep and grow their culture and values as they scale. Drawing on 10 years of conflict resolution facilitation in the United States, India and the Middle East, Priya designs visioning and innovation labs that help organizations grow from the root.

She has run her signature Labs for leading global firms as well as startups from a variety of disciplines. Her clients include disruptors from the fields of fashion, technology, design, development, film, comedy and government. Priya is an expert in innovative facilitation and process design and incorporates creative visioning and movement techniques into her work. Her goal is to help people spend more of their time building things that make them and others come alive.

Priya received her B.A. in Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she received the Public Service Fellowship.

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Why bother leaving the house?

Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

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A New History of Power

Historian and author David Priestland proposes a fundamental, radical new way of seeing the world and who really rules it, at a time of imminent power shift.

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President Obama 2.0: What Happens Now?

Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States. Forbes editor Randall Lane and political strategist Douglas Schoen discuss how Obama won, what he’ll face in Congress, and what’s to come for the markets and business over the next four years.

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