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TEDxYorkU 2010 - Paul Alofs - Re-defining the Meaning of Wisdom in the Post-Google World

How do you "get smart" and "stay smart" in the post Google world? Google has totally changed the definition and meaning of "wisdom". Paul Alofs addresses how we define, measure, impart and value wisdom in the post Google world.Paul Alofs is a York University alumnus and a groundbreaking business success story as former president of HMV Music and, later, BMG Music. In 1999, he became President of Strategic Business Units of MP3.com and helped lead the company through one of the larger IPOs in Internet history. After leaving MP3.com, Paul had a "life-altering experience" while taking care of his mother, who passed away from breast cancer in 2002, and he became a key leader in the Canadian nonprofit sector. He is currently President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and recently served as the Board Chair of Covenant House, both in Toronto.About TEDx, 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 TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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