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Trust and Transparency: Iraq, Gay Marriage, Wikileaks and more

Back in early November of 2010 I gave a short talk at TEDx in Silicon Valley thanks to an invite from the awesome Tam Pham. I’ve had quite a few comments and I wanted to share this with all of you. While I’m known to spin out relatively useless ideas on an hourly basis, Transparency is a subject that interests me greatly and I hope this short chat gives you a few things to think about.

And, my apologies if the chat sounds rambling. I hate preparing for discussions and interviews and always “make it up” on the spot. As a result you’ll hear me move from such topics as Intelligence Collection, the war in Iraq, Gay Marriage, Wikileaks, blippy, twitter and online dating… but believe me there is a common thread that connects these topics together.

Enjoy, and welcome to 2011!

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  1. January 2, 2011 at 12:31 am

    This was an excellent talk! Your investment theme of trust is right on the money for 2011.

  2. January 2, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Page, great talk. I really enjoy your idea of transparency and trust. Personally, I am all for that and I am always honest and straight with people. However, I feel like this trait is very prevalent between great entrepreneurs such as yourself, but is resented by the world at large. In my circle of friends, for examples, there are only a few people who will stand behind their believes 100%, everyone else would pick the winning team. It’s upsetting, but it’s true. The world seems to be structured s.t. it’s a lot easier to lie and get by, rather than be true to your heart and do what’s right; most people prefer the easy route. That said, I am completely on-board that gains of sharing out weight the risks. So much more could be accomplished if we just trusted one another a little more!
    Thank you for the presentation.
    Cheers,
    Kirill

  3. paigecraig
    January 2, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Kirill – Thanks man, and don’t worry about what “everyone else wil do”. That doesn’t really matter, does it? Do what you believe and life will be awesome

  4. January 2, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Really thought provoking Paige, thanks for sharing.

    It seems like it might be tricky to make data shared through voluntary transparency un-skewed (type of people willing to share make up a certain slice of the population), but it does seem like there is a shift taking place in society where younger generations might be more open to it.

    “Radical” ideas are what change the world. Keep rockin!

  5. January 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Awesome talk about transparency. Maybe in the future we will better understand our commonalities and hold our differences with reverential respect.

    Good stuff.

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