Mark Victor Hansen is a professional speakers who, in the last twenty years, had made over four-thousand presentations to more than 2 million people in 32 countries.
Melissa Etheridge became one of the '90s most popular recording artists due to her mixture of confessional lyrics; pop-based folk-rock; and raspy, Janis Joplin/Rod Stewart-esque vocals.
Nathan Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures after retiring from his position as chief strategist and chief technology officer of Microsoft Corporation.
Would you respect a man who came to the United States as a teenager with no knowledge of English, no contacts and only $50 in his pocket, yet ended up a multimillionaire? Would you listen to what he has to say about success?
Noam Chomsky was born to Dr. William (Zev) Chomsky and Elsie Simonofsky in Philadelphia on December 7, 1928. His father emigrated to the United States from Russia.
A crucial figure in post-Cold War foreign and security policy, Paul Wolfowitz is the former President of the World Bank and former US Deputy Secretary of Defense of Policy.
James Woolsey speaks about the groups/nations at war with us and the reason we were attacked on September 11th, as well as the key issues involved in homeland defense and the war abroad
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, entrepreneur, author and futurist. Called "the restless genius" by the Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes, Kurzweil's ideas on the future have been touted by his many fans, ranging from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton.
Oxford professor Richard Dawkins has helped steer evolutionary science into the 21st century, and his concept of the "meme" contextualized the spread of ideas in the information age. In recent years, his devastating critique of religion has made him a leading figure in the New Atheism.
"She's the girl I want to marry," Jimmy Carter told his mother after his first date with 17 year old Rosalynn Smith, who had grown up as a friend and neighbor of the Carter family in Plains, Georgia.
Singer, impressionist and humorist Roy Firestone is best known as host of ESPN's Up Close. Well-recognized and honored for his varied abilities in broadcast and sports journalism, he presents a spectacularly funny and inspirational multimedia review, saluting the athletes and sports events of the twentieth century.
Sean Parker is the co-founder and chairman of "Project Agape," a new network that aims to enable large-scale political and social activism on the Internet. Previously, Parker was co-founder of the category defining Web ventures Napster, Plaxo, and Facebook.
Independent, outspoken, and incredibly intelligent, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi is the first Iranian and first Muslim woman to win the coveted prize.
Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, a 501 c3 non-profit organization that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy.
Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest.
Susan Dentzer is an on-air correspondent with PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," where she leads a unit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of health care,health policy and Social Security reform.
Since losing one of his legs to bone cancer in 1973 at the age of 12, Ted Kennedy, Jr., has devoted much of his professional and personal energy to working as an advocate for the civil rights of people with disabilities.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen.
Vinod Khosla, a native Indian and the world's No.2 ranked Venture Capitalist, is considered as one of the most influential personalities in Silicon valley.
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