What scientists never do when confronted by even severe and prolonged anomalies [is] renounce the paradigm that led them into crisis. … A scientific theory is declared invalid only if an alternate candidate is available to take its place. 

—Thomas Kuhn


Ciudad de Las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:00am

USI 2012, Paris, France

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 9:00am

USI 2012
Paris, France

Risky Business, London

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 8:00am

Risky Business
London, UK

Clinton Global Initiative University, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:30am

Clinton Global Initiative University
Plenary Session: "The Wisdom of Failure: Building a Culture of Creative Problem Solving"
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

University of California Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 8:00pm

UCSB Arts & Lectures
Jan. 23, 2012
Santa Barbara, California

DenkFest, Switzerland

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:00am

Sept. 9-11
Zurich, Switzerland

GRID Conference, Sweden

Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 9:00am

Grid Conference
September 4-6, 2011
Stockholm, Sweden

Aarhus Festival, Denmark

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 9:00am

Aarhus Festival
Aarhus, Denmark
September 2, 2011


Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 9:00am

Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity
Cannes, France
June 22, 2011

The Seminar

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 5:00pm

South Beach, Florida
June 5-8, 2011

The tale of the Trojan Horse might be apocryphal – no one knows – but it stands out as one of military history’s most famous cautionary tales about yielding to unexamined beliefs. The story goes that the Greeks, frustrated by years of waging an unsuccessful siege on the walled city of Troy, built a massive wooden horse, left it at the city gates as a parting “gift” to their putative victors, and pretended to sail home. Ignoring the naysayers (most famously, the prophet Cassandra and the priest Laocoön, both of whom warned their fellow Trojans that the gift was a trap), Troy’s leaders brought the horse inside the city walls. That night, thirty-odd soldiers who had been concealed inside crept out and opened the gates to the returned Greek army. The Greeks destroyed the city and slaughtered its citizens, thereby ending – and winning – the Trojan War.