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A Conversation with Larry Brilliant
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Description: TEDxSacramento - Brendan Boyle - Brilliant Meets Ridiculous Brendan Boyle is a partner at IDEO, a design consultancy. He is passionate about promoting entrepreneurial thinking and taking action. Brendan has invented and licensed more than 150 consumer products, specializing in the design of kid-centric goods services, and experiences. His background and interests led him to start Skyline, a toy-development company that was acquired by IDEO and ultimately became IDEO's Toy Lab. He also co-authored The Klutz Book of Inventions. Brendan also works as a consulting associate professor at Stanford University's D-School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design), where he teaches "From Play to Innovation," a course he created, and was named the Knight Favorite Professor. He serves on the board of the National Institute for Play, a nonprofit committed to bringing the knowledge, practices and benefits of play into public life. Brendan holds a master's degree from the Joint Program for Design at Stanford and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State. He loves to run, hike, kite surf (with no wind), and play speed golf. AboutTEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The