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Eric Ries explains The Pivot
 
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Did you know YouTube started out as a dating site and Twitter was originally a podcasting service? Find out how startups "pivoted" their strategy and evolved into thriving companies. Brought to you by Interloper Films in association with FastCompany. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 18824 Interloper Films
Jim Kwik shows how memory can be trained to make learning quick and efficient | Wizard
 
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In our latest episode of "The Wizard," Jim Kwik, CEO of Kwik Learning & Founder of Superhero You, proves that our memory has far more power than we use - by memorizing 50 numbers on the spot - and teaches us how to use our brains to the fullest potential. In an age of information technology overload, Kwik's made a business of teaching mental strategies to keep our brains up to date.  Learn more about Jim Kwik at www.SuperheroYou.com Brought to you by two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner ("DIG!", WE LIVE IN PUBLIC"), A Total Disruption shares the stories of startup entrepreneurs and innovators who use technology in extraordinary ways to improve our lives. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 81305 Interloper Films
Dean Kamen's Water Purifier | The Future Is Now
 
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30,000 children die needlessly every day and over half of them could be saved if they had clean drinking water. See how prolific inventor Dean Kamen is tackling this problem with his water-purifying Slingshot. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 14120 Interloper Films
Twitter Fail and Twitter Win | The Pivot
 
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Twitter wasn't always a social network with 500 million users. Find out from the one of the founding team members, Dom Sagolla, how this monster of communication was born. Brought to you by Interloper Films in association with FastCompany. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 9909 Interloper Films
Palantir's Joe Lonsdale has a new solution to fix global finance | Wizard
 
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Joe Lonsdale's software company Palantir revolutionized government intelligence in 2004. His latest startup, Addepar, is fixing what they see as a broken and corrupt global financial system. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 5803 Interloper Films
My Visit with THE LORD OF THE STARTUPS: Y Combinator's Paul Graham
 
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After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.  I quickly discovered that Paul Graham doesn't like the word "incubator."  Or, for that matter, "accelerator."  The "guru of startups" prefers to compare himself and, Y Combinator (affectionately called YC by its legions of believers) to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - in that it invented the genre. When I caught up with Paul after one of his famed Demo Days, he explained: "Tolkien didn't think of himself as inventing the fantasy novel. He thought of himself as having written The Lord of the Rings and then a bunch of other people write books about elves, and he probably looks at these books and thinks what a crappy imitation of The Lord of the Rings."   Idea Lab in Pasadena, CA, founded by Bill Gross back in 1996, is oft-credited with creating the first-ever incubator - but Graham's Y Combinator has certainly sold the concept with its meteoric success.
Views: 4844 Interloper Films
How AngelList's Naval Ravikant Risked It All to Pull the Veil Back on VC
 
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AngelList co-founder and CEO, Naval Ravikant, has accomplished a seemingly impossible mission that was inspired by being on the other side of a bad deal. He and co-founder Babak Nivi have tipped the scales back in the favor of the entrepreneur by pulling the veil back on the VC process on their breakthrough platform. "I didn't like how this system, and how these private markets are very inefficient and how entrepreneurs were at an information disadvantage." From doing battle in the boardrooms Silicon Valley to lobbying in the halls of Washington D.C, Ravikant has earned both the reputation of a dark horse and the respect of entrepreneurs.
Views: 7237 Interloper Films
Austin Kleon: Taking A Peek Inside "The Invention Machine"
 
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The Opening Keynote of SXSW Interactive 2014, Austin Kleon, a self-described "writer who draws," wants us to put him out of business... And if we are successful at doing so, he believes the world will be a better place. Kleon wants everyone to make art, with the courage to mix influences unabashedly and share the process as we go. The work of our A TOTAL DISRUPTION CEA (Chief Executive Artist) act both as pieces of art and as guides for others on how to create. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 6483 Interloper Films
WHERE IS JOSH HARRIS NOW? Catching Up with WE LIVE IN PUBLIC'S Star Prophet 5 Years Later
 
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Before Mark Zuckerberg ever got his first computer, Josh Harris, founder of Jupiter Communications, had made many millions in the tech world forecasting Internet trends and predicted that we would share everything online. In 1994, Harris founded Pseudo Networks, a website for live audio and video webcasting with shows ranging from space, to hip hop, from fashion to sex. However, this was years before broadband, so the size of the show was no bigger than a postage stamp. In just a few short years, Pseudo would grow to 50 separate channels and generate 200 hours of original programming per month. By January of 1999, Harris had leased two adjacent buildings on Lower Broadway in Manhattan which would become the site of “Quiet: We Live In Public” - named one of the Top 10 Art Installation’s ever by Art Forum - replete with 150 living pods, an 80-foot dining table, and a gun range. There were 110 surveillance cameras through the space, and every “resident” had their own channel through which to watch each other. Harris proclaimed, “Everything is free, except your image. That we own." Still hundreds lined up for a spot, donning uniforms and answering 500 questions about the most private aspects of their lives. This live-in social experiment was Harris' way of marking the new era he believed we were entering at the turn of the Millenium which he described as "Man Vs. Machine. I was there filming it all and recorded data that proved to me more than anything how willingly we trade our privacy and our freedom for the connection and recognition we so dearly crave as humans. Over the last few months, the chinatown gallery Amy Li Projects has curated “A Quiet Summer” - a series of exhibitions by artists and former participants including Alfredo Martinez, Jeff Gompertz, and Donna Ferrato. On Friday, August 28th the exhibition will feature “The Making of Quiet”. This is my rough cut of never-before-seen footage recorded at the multi-level underground bunker as it was built and lived in during December 1999. Culled from hundreds of hours recorded in that bunker, it represents the highlights which were then whittled down to scenes that play in the feature documentary. It is the first time this footage has played publicly. But whatever happened to the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of? Harris had all but disappeared for years before WE LIVE IN PUBLIC came out, until we brought him back to the US for the premiere - He arrived in desert combat attire, eyes darting about in snowy Park City. After the receiving the fan fare five years ago, Josh Harris slipped from view yet again... We found him recently while filming in Las Vegas for A TOTAL DISRUPTION (with Tech Cocktail and other companies that are part of Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project.) I was compelled to pause on my current ATD action and catch up with Josh at a boxing gym, to discover what he has been up to these many years and why Las Vegas is part of the plan. Knowing Josh as I do, I didn't find it surprising when he told me that his time in Vegas is preparation for his latest project, Net Band Command, which Josh describes a “Truman Show for everyone.” Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDis... Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 13521 Interloper Films
The Sound of Social: The Story of Soundcloud
 
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In our WIZARD series, we hear from the Swedish-born founder of SoundCloud, Alex Ljung. When he was a kid, Ljung never had a lemonade stand or dreamed of becoming a startup entrepreneur, but the founder of SoundCloud has quickly become a leading pioneer in our new wired world - due to the ease of collaboration, social interactivity, and iconic orange waveform that define his online audio distribution platform.
Views: 4364 Interloper Films
Film Distribution and Disruption with Ted Hope
 
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Learn more from Ted Hope here: http://leancontent.atotaldisruption.com/ The Hollywood Reporter named Ted Hope one of the 25 most powerful people in the indie film business. The former CEO of Fandor and producer of 68 films was recently tapped as the Head of Production for Amazon Original Movies. In this first byte-size interview with Ondi Timoner, Hope explains how digital platforms are the future of bold, independent filmmaking and how technology is helping advance the “language of cinema." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hope Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/atotaldisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 5504 Interloper Films
FLOW STATE: HOW TO CULTIVATE A STATE OF BLISS AND SEAMLESS PRODUCTIVITY
 
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Most of us have had a heightened and radical experience where time slows down, specific details are enhanced, and self vanishes - what some top athletes describe as being "in the zone." In these amplified moments of consciousness, we make connections we had missed before, hatch breakthroughs to problems that have been stumping us, and push the limits of what's possible for human performance. I've felt it hundreds of times after several hours in front of an AVID while editing my films - but I never knew there was a name for it. It's when I put enough time in that the gifts start coming. It's a transcendent feeling, as if I have to race to physically manifest the ideas and connections that are flowing through me. I become a conduit as puzzle pieces fly into place. Ever been there? Sometimes it just happens to us suddenly with a click, like magic; at other times we think we know how we got there...but what if we could dial it in whenever we wanted to cultivate that state of bliss and seamless productivity? Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal, the co-founders of Flow Genome Project, have been at the forefront of discovering the triggers in order to unlock and harness these "flow states." With wide-ranging examples from different disciplines such as the Curies' "Eureka moment," Einstein's mathematical genius, Mozart's legendary compositions as well as Michael Jordan's wizardry on the basketball court, Kotler and Wheal have examined how major athletic competitions, scientific discoveries, and significant progress in the arts are associated with the unconscious creativity that surges out of flow states. According to Wheal, "Flow Genome Project is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to mapping the deep science of ultimate human performance." Kotler adds, "Flow states are defined as optimal states of consciousness. These are states where you feel your best and you perform your best." Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 44376 Interloper Films
How Zappos risked it all to focus on customers | The Pivot
 
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The latest episode of our "Pivot" series on A TOTAL DISRUPTION, two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner's channel that takes you inside the techtonic revolution for insights from the innovators defining our future. With over two billion dollars in sales a year, Zappos is a leader in online apparel and footwear. CEO Tony Hsieh discusses how their pivot to focus on customer service and company culture paid off big time. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 17523 Interloper Films
How Reddit Began
 
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In this ATD episode, founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian take us on the journey from their college dorm to the gas station, and through personal tragedy and even business-based heartbreak as they persevered to make Reddit the "front page of the Internet." The social news website Reddit receives over 200 million unique visitors per month.
Views: 9160 Interloper Films
Why Good Companies Fail - Dr. Sheth Explains
 
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One of the most common questions in business is "Why Do Good Companies Fail?" Dr. Sheth draws on his years of experience and uses the real world examples of Digital Corporation and Intel to demonstrate the two most common reasons that cause a company to fail. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDis... Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1968 Interloper Films
Learn to produce films with Ted Hope
 
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Learn more from Ted Hope here: http://leancontent.atotaldisruption.com/ In this second byte-size interview with acclaimed producer Ted Hope, you'll hear how the New York Film Festival, the Coen Brothers & a grocery store lead to Hope starting his career in film. Even more incredible, you'll hear the story of Ang Lee's second film "The Wedding Banquet", and how that experience lead to a new model for indie films that completely disrupted the old market and paved the way for new filmmakers around the world to emerge. Visit our NEW website: http://leancontent.atotaldisruption.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hope Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/atotaldisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption
Views: 3505 Interloper Films
A YouTube Pop Star: How JHAMEEL Turned Down Atlantic Records to Pursue Internet Success
 
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When I made DIG! almost ten years ago, the goal for every band was to get signed by a major label, so that their recording, distribution and livelihoods. I documented ten bands on the verge of getting signed who were clamoring for this opportunity, before zeroing in on the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. My driving question was: Could they sign to a label and reach a mass audience, while maintaining their integrity? I wanted to know for myself, because as a young filmmaker I had just finished a film about a woman's criminal case and her life, thinking the film would surely get her freed - but not too many people watched documentaries bach then. In turning it into a scripted television movie to reach a wider audience, the agency and production company twisted and sensationalized the story. Hence, my exploration of the collision of art and commerce, and the birth of DIG! Today, with DIY recording and widespread digital distribution across all disciplines of entertainment, the industry is experiencing massive disruption. Some artists have been pessimistic about the web as a democratizing opportunity for musicians to cultivate a fanbase and make a living without the backing of a big record company. The reasons seem to be the level of noise online and the compensation model, which is still emerging. Spotify pays around $0.006 per stream, while YouTube pre-roll ads pay $5 for every 1,000 views, and banner ads furnish an estimated $0.80 cents per 1,000 views. Recently, David Byrne has gone on record bemoaning that, "the Internet will suck all creative content out of the world until nothing is left," because discovery platforms like Spotify and Pandora don't provide adequate revenue for artists. Yet, technology has liberated music from the expensive container of LPs and CDs so cherished by the RIAA, and artists no longer need to rely on record companies for physical production, inventory costs, or even studio time. The connection between the artist and the fan can be direct and unfiltered, and that means the integrity of the art itself can remain intact. While David Byrne may have a point about streaming services, they are in fact starting to grow: Spotify was able to generate $500 million in payouts this year, equal to what it paid out to artists in the previous three years combined. The reality remains that the only hope for 99.9% of musicians is cultivating a real direct-to-fan business model. With over 2 Billion YouTube video views per week that are monetized, and the rise of artist services like Topspin, Gumroad, and BitTorrent, this is an exciting time for musicians to innovate their independence - IF they can hang in there until they get enough traction to survive off the meager artist royalties from pay per click or stream. From the excessive cost of textbooks, limited seat availability, dwindling graduation rates, and the alarming rate of defaults on student loans, it's blindingly clear that our higher education system is broken and only getting worse. The status quo is rife with needless barriers that prevent students from becoming masters of their own futures. In California alone, we have a backlog of over 500,000 students waiting for English 1 or Algebra 1, the very courses necessary for them to move forward with their education. In addition, one in four students fails to complete post-secondary education, and among those students, 60 percent cite the cost of "textbooks and fees beyond tuition" as a factor in their decision to withdraw. Meanwhile, five conglomerates control 80% of textbook production, which is a $20 billion dollar a year industry.
Views: 13169 Interloper Films
Justin.tv's Justin Kan: The story of a serial entrepreneur | Wizard
 
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Justin.tv's viewers watch 300+ million videos a month. Socialcam just sold for $60 million. Now serial entrepreneur, Justin Kan, has founded Exec, which makes it possible to get jobs done without middlemen, and gives a whole class of people an opportunity to make a living. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 47244 Interloper Films
NO EMAIL IS SAFE - Ladar Levison and Lavabit
 
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We sit down with Levison, founder of Lavabit - an encrypted email service that was created to keep emails completely private and protected. If you haven't heard of Lavabit, or Levison then you've certainly heard of Lavabit's most famous user - Edward Snowden. America's notorious whistleblower used Lavabit to invite reporters to Moscow, which caught the attention of the Feds. Within six weeks, Levision, who'd been working on Lavabit for nearly a decade, shut the service down because the American Government wanted him to hand over the SSL key - essentially pulling the veil back on his 400k customer's data. We first met Ladar on his way to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge their decision that forced him to turn over the SSL key. Levison feels very strongly that the demand to turn over encryption keys exceeds the government's authority under so-called "pen register" and "trap and trace" statutes. UPDATE: Levison has lost his appeal. As Politico reports: "the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said email provider Lavabit LLC and owner Ladar Levison failed to present to a district court their key arguments against the government's tactics seeking encryption keys and information about one of the firm's customers." Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com Sources: american flag Chris Breeze https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/269195102/sizes/o/ Missle " Luke Jones" https://www.flickr.com/photos/befuddledsenses/2973385536/ police Devinasch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ftaapolice.png court of apeals Tim Evanson https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8173511199 inside court Village Square https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5124008731/ capital building terren in Virginia https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2195580327/ protest Fibonacci Blue https://www.flickr.com/photos/fibonacciblue/9081848366/ protest EFF Photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10561994626/ court room photo Wikileaks Mobile Inform https://www.flickr.com/photos/wikileakstruck/7877719922/ vollyball درفش کاویانی http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Silhouette_Volleyball.JPG sunset Jeff Turner https://www.flickr.com/photos/respres/2791121205/ key and lock Janet Ramsden https://www.flickr.com/photos/ramsd/6866225170/ close the nsa Elvert Barnes https://www.flickr.com/photos/perspective/6338462407/ old toys Jenn Durfey https://www.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/5253250382/ jewelry Pedro Kwezi https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrokwezi/3795057268/ antiques stu_spivack https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuart_spivack/33469213/ email flow Ale2006-from-en http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Email-flow-with-an-intermediate-relay.png protest Takver https://www.flickr.com/photos/takver/9374731265/ Fibonacci Blue https://www.flickr.com/photos/fibonacciblue/9079631325/
Views: 3231 Interloper Films
Singularity and Evolution - Are we ALL becoming God?  Peter Diamandis
 
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How close are we to a meta-consciousness? Peter Diamandis from Singularity University explains Evolution and where we headed in a not too distant future.
Views: 2587 Interloper Films
Moby - Shot In The Back of the Head - Mondays With Moby - Ep 1
 
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Moby released "Shot In The Back Of The Head" for free on moby.com and iTunes at the same time, and a curious thing happened - It quickly became the BEST-SELLING single from his 9th studio album "Wait For Me." Listen to Moby discuss how giving away your music for free can get your music heard by a wider audience and how that audience will pay you back with their appreciation. http://www.atotaldisruption.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption https://twitter.com/TotalDisruption
Views: 3225 Interloper Films
Zaarly's local marketplace creates a new economy | Startup Life
 
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Why ship something from afar when you can get it from your neighbor, and they do it better? Likewise, if you have just about any skill, you can make a business out of it on Zaarly. Hear from co-founders Bo Fishback & Ian Hunter about how Zaarly helps people make money doing what they love. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 2297 Interloper Films
Futurist & Inventor Adrian Bulzacki | The Future is Now
 
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The latest episode of "The Future is Now" for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner's channel that provides insights from innovators defining our future. Engineering genius Adrian Bulzacki has designed computer systems for Honda, Chrysler & Subaru. Not content with living in the past or present, Bulzacki's new startup ARB Labs is making the futuristic technology from Hollywood films viable today. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1775 Interloper Films
LA-based Daqri is at the forefront of the Augmented Reality revolution | The Future is Now
 
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In our latest episode of "The Future is Now," Brian Mullins, Founder & CEO of Daqri and Co-Founder and Marketing/ PR guru, Gaia Dempsey, describe the process, history and future of Augmented Reality and show us their latest innovations. Brought to you by two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner ("DIG!", WE LIVE IN PUBLIC"), A Total Disruption shares the stories of startup entrepreneurs and innovators who use technology in extraordinary ways to improve our lives. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDis... Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 6673 Interloper Films
How Scribd became world's largest online library | The Pivot
 
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Co-founder & CEO Trip Adler discusses how a Stanford neurosurgeon's publishing problem inadvertently led to the development of Scribd, the world's largest online library. Brought to you by Interloper Films in association with FastCompany. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 3386 Interloper Films
Pickathon Music Festival - Unplug To Recharge The Innovator In You
 
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Twenty minutes outside of Portland, Oregon, lies Pendarvis Farm - a pristine mix of meadows and Douglas Fir with miles of hiking trails and views of Mt. Hood. Sometimes our most disruptive experiences have nothing to do with our use of technology. In this special episode of A TOTAL DISRUPTION we witness what happens when a key designer of the microchip applies all of his UX/UI insight into creating one of the most unique music festivals in the world. Each year, in the first week of August, Pendarvis Farm plays host to Pickathon, one of the most eclectic music festivals on the planet. “It’s three days of no agenda, a total break at life. Nothing else to do but wander around, talk to people, and watch music,” says Zale Schoenborn, who founded the festival sixteen years ago. An amateur Mandolin player, he brings a combination of creativity and practical knowledge to curating a festival which has an equal amount of artists and volunteers as it does paying attendees. Artists like Neko Case and Feist describe it as “the most amazing place” and simply “the best.” As the festival prepares to kick-off August 1st, with yet another incredible line-up of musicians from all over the world, we thought it was the right time to motivate you up to Happy Valley (as it’s so aptly named) to refuel. You’ll see exclusive interviews and performances from Tift Merrit, Shakey Graves & Marco Benevento. We enter the festival with world-renowned violinist and composer Andrew Bird - over the course of three days A TOTAL DISRUPTION has unparalleled access to the inner workings of this magical community that comes together to transform a farm into a work of living art. Having moved to Portland to work at Intel, the year before founding Pickathon, Schoenborn is responsible for writing the PCI Express Physical Specification. In layman’s terms this is essentially how computers talk to memory. He brings the same approach in solving technical problems to designing Pickathon. “Technology is a lot like a music festival. You’re solving things that haven’t been solved. No one’s gonna tell you how to do it. There’s no recipe. You just have to know how to take the beautiful and make it practical.” Innovation is central to the process of Pickathon, since it’s never had an investor and it’s eschewed big corporate sponsorships in order to stay self-reliant. “We’ve done this from dust,” Schoenborn says. Pickathon was the first music festival in the country to go plastic (bottle and cup) free and it is still the only large outdoor music festival in the United States to minimize all single-use dishware and utensils. “Pickathon is all in the physical world. It’s all about beauty, it’s all about the music, it’s all about the effect it has on people. The sum of all of this really wells up and overwhelms you,” says Schoenborn. Unlike other major festivals which can be overwhelming for entirely different reasons, Pickathon has worked hard to keep the experience intimate and unique. It’s not a “meat market commodity,” but a place for families and music lovers of all kinds to come together and unplug (though they do offer charging stations for cell-phones). Smartphones aside, Schoenborn is trying to change the way we experience music. Almost all of the headliners at Pickathon can never be heard on mainstream radio. But he wonders if that can change. “How do you subvert pop culture? How do you take...what is supposedly pop music or indie music and take control of the needle, jam it a little bit to the left or to the right and start to actually control the flow of what people think is interesting.” Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 3287 Interloper Films
Change.org's Ben Rattray: from aspiring investment banker to social activist | The Pivot
 
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Inspired by his brother's struggle, aspiring investment banker Ben Rattray developed a platform to empower people worldwide to advance issues that they care about. The result: Change.org - the world's largest social change platform. Learn what to do and not to do if you want to affect the world on a mass scale in this week's, "The Pivot." Brought to you by Interloper Films in association with FastCompany. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 8018 Interloper Films
BitTorrent Opens Up About Piracy - BitTorrent - Lean Content
 
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Matt Mason, Eric Klinker, and Bram Cohen of BitTorrent open up about piracy and what it actually means for the smaller artists out there. Want to learn from more experts? Check out Lean Content, the first online course for content creators taught by 2x Sundance Winner (and Academy member) Ondi Timoner and NYT bestselling author Eric Ries. http://leancontent.atotaldisruption.com/ LEAN CONTENT applies successful tech world and social media techniques to content creation, financing, distribution, marketing, and monetization of film, music, art & literature. The course is co-authored and co-hosted by Ondi Timoner, a 2X Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning filmmaker (DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC), and Eric Ries, the best-selling author of The Lean Startup, which has become the philosophical cornerstone of the tech world. This 10-part curriculum teaches today’s content creator how to harness the power they have at their fingertips in the new digital economy to finance and distribute their work, directly and transparently. LC also includes insightful interviews with founders from established and emerging platforms which are designed to help content creators maximize their revenue and reach - such as VHX, Indiegogo, Seed&Spark, BitTorrent, Indieflix, Earbits, Reddit & Soundcloud, along with a variety of cutting edge artists who are using technology to innovate their independence like Amanda Palmer, Shepard Fairey, Austin Kleon and more. http://leancontent.atotaldisruption.com/
Views: 1110 Interloper Films
The City Startup: Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project
 
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I have never been to Las Vegas more than in the last year, and I have never liked it until now. That's because there is a world I want to live in growing before my very eyes beyond the Strip. This past weekend, for the 4th time since last summer, I was back as a guest in Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's world, "Downtown Project", to judge the finals of a national startup competition for Tech Cocktail (one of the companies in his $50 million tech fund.) This event, which included an eclectic group of trailblazers in the art-tech community (Jermaine DuPri, Jay Adelson, Raj Kapoor, Michael Chasen, Christine Herron, among many others) spilled into the premiere version of Life is Beautiful, a food, art, and music fest spread out over 15 city blocks with dozens of bands, featuring Beck, The Killers, and a stage dedicated to inspiring speakers was sponsored by The Downtown Project. Tony Hsieh is no stranger to gambling his own money on visions he believes in, and he has both won and lost in the past - but never retreats. This time Tony's betting $350 million worth of greenbacks on transforming the decaying and blighted part of the old Vegas Strip into the most community-focused large city in the world by earmarking $200 million for real estate, $50 million for small businesses, $50 million for education, and $50 million for tech startups. The Downtown Project has already funded 21 tech startups and 21 small businesses with the ultimate goal being to invest in 100-200 entrepreneurs. As a filmmaker, I have documented other social experiments, like Josh Harris' underground bunker in We Live in Public. Just as A TOTAL DISRUPTION is the flip side of that dark look at our future online (which is now), Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project is, in many ways, an ambitious, opverse look at bringing people together around technology - with a Buddha-like optimist at the center instead of a big-brother Oz behind the curtain. I think that's why I keep coming back. The bigger the project gets, the smaller and more like a community it feels - because as the ideas come off the famed wall of Post-its and go from being dreams to reality - so the founders become pillars of this community - invested in making it the greatest place on earth. Tony has assembled a team to bring the best and brightest creative entrepreneurs to Vegas, determined to build out a utopian community within a major urban center. It's the most fascinating and ambitious project I have ever witnessed, and I feel lucky to be documenting it as it unfolds.
Views: 5387 Interloper Films
The Elevator Pitch #1: Entrepreneurs pitch startups to VCs and get feedback
 
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Here's our first episode of "The Elevator Pitch." Watch entrepreneurs pitch startups to VCs and get valuable feedback. Leave your comments below - our audience will decide the winner! At the end of 20 episodes, The Elevator Pitch company with the most votes will win the following: A free pass to the International Startup Festival of Montreal 2013, as well as the chance to meet with Wedbush Securities executive members and best of street Internet, social media and video game analyst, Michael Pachter. The winner will be featured in the Wedbush Private Share Group weekly PRISM report which has a readership of over 3,000 top institution, VC, and PE clients. Brought to you by two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner ("DIG!", WE LIVE IN PUBLIC"), A Total Disruption shares the stories of startup entrepreneurs and innovators who use technology in extraordinary ways to improve our lives. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 3743 Interloper Films
Lean Startup Machine's workshops help entrepreneurs succeed | Startup Life
 
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Most startups fail because they build something that nobody wants. With a presence in 35+ cities worldwide and growing, Lean Startup Machine's workshops for entrepreneurs is a resource that you should know about. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 4924 Interloper Films
Inside Pandora's pivot from record stores to Internet radio | The Pivot
 
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From A TOTAL DISRUPTION's "The Pivot" series, two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner's channel that provides stories and insights from the innovators defining our future. Did you know that Pandora originally started as B2B software for record stores? After realizing that this was a dying business, Pandora made a game-changing pivot towards Internet radio and changed the world forever. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 2422 Interloper Films
How To Craft A Beautiful Life - Tim Chang - ATD Soiree
 
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Tim Chang is one of the most inspiring VCs in Silicon Valley. His official title is Creative Guru at Mayfield Partners. He’s been named one of the “Top 12 Most Influential Tech Investors” by CNET, and is a champion of health, wellness & fitness. He supports some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies around like fitmob - which reinvents the gym through social workouts, HealthTap - providing on-demand mobile health services, and Lumosity - the leader in brain training and mental fitness. Tim Chang is one of the most inspiring VCs in Silicon Valley. His official title is Creative Guru at Mayfield Partners. He’s been named one of the “Top 12 Most Influential Tech Investors” by CNET, and is a champion of health, wellness & fitness. He supports some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies around like fitmob - which reinvents the gym through social workouts, HealthTap - providing on-demand mobile health services, and Lumosity - the leader in brain training and mental fitness. http://www.mayfield.com/team/investment-team/tim-chang
Views: 1794 Interloper Films
AMANDA PALMER - Denver House Party
 
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"want me to invade your home? oh, i shall." -from Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter campaign To finish off what has been riotous year for Amanda Palmer, she is set to play two house parties in Los Angeles this month before performing at the A TOTAL DISRUPTION Soirée on December 15th at the Echoplex. This constitutes a typical stop for the outspoken, polarizing punk-cabaret musician as she closes out a year of over 75 gigs in every kind of venue imaginable across the U.S., Europe, and Australia. There are few artists who have embraced the new media landscape and direct-to-fan relationship with as much passion and engagement as Amanda Palmer. Early on, she saw the new tools offered through technology as an opportunity to return to a time before mass media ushered in the era of hero worship and celebrity culture -- to a time when artists were connectors, built into the fabric of the community, and not untouchable divas shielded behind a wall of spin doctors, music industry suits, and middleman. In her bravura TED Talk, "The Art of Asking," that got over 3 million views, Palmer flipped this traditional rock-god narrative of a million adoring and distant fans on its head, "it's about a few people loving you up close, and those people being enough." For the past six months, from Portland to Boston and points in between, I've dropped in on Palmer as she's blessed living rooms, community centers, book stores, streets underneath highway overpasses, farmhouses alike, crisscrossing the country to play music and trade stories and hugs for hours on end across America and the globe. Palmer draws hundreds of people to these spots thanks to her easy accessibility and indefatigable diligence via social media channels like Tumblr and Instagram - on Twitter, she's gained close to a million followers, and this woman powerhouse has been on the road nonstop all year with a combination of actual concert dates and house parties in large part to fulfill her record-breaking $1.2 million Kickstarter campaign promises.
Views: 2418 Interloper Films
Shepard Fairey: OBEY THE ARTIST Trailer
 
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Buy the Film Here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cea OBEY THE ARTIST travels deep inside Shepard Fairey's creative process, exploring how politics and music inform his iconographic work. Tracing his punk rock roots from his early days of rigging copy machines and tagging to helming a thriving, independent business by harnessing the power of technology, the film follows Fairey as he transforms a photograph by National Geographic's Aaron Huey from a digital print to the streets of L.A. in the form of a remarkable 12-foot mural in order to give voice to the forgotten history of Native Americans. The latest in a series from A TOTAL DISRUPTION, "OBEY THE ARTIST" looks at this groundbreaking artist who is innovating his independence. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1537 Interloper Films
The 6 Pivots of Hot or Not - James Hong
 
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In this new episode of THE PIVOT, Hot or Not's James Hong explains how he set out to create a fun way to compare and rate people's attractiveness online and quickly discovered that success can kill if you don't figure out how to handle it quick. Hong knew he had struck gold when he saw his own father compelled to rate people on the site, and in their first week of launch, Hot or Not had over two million unique page views, an extraordinary feat for a website started with little to no capital - but it was also the beginning of the extraordinary challenges he would face. Some companies pivot once or twice. James tells us about his SIX pivots.
Views: 1606 Interloper Films
Can You Change The Lives of 1 Billion People? - Peter Diamandis - Singularity
 
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How would you improve the lives of 1 billion people? Peter Diamndis believes the world's biggest challenges are its biggest opportunities. In 2007 he realized there was no place on earth that allowed the brightest minds to study technologies that grow exponentially. So he founded Singularity University where students dive deep into computational systems, synthetic biology, nano-materials & digital medicine all at once. As Diamandis says, "It's a great time to be alive." Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 2908 Interloper Films
Kevin Systrom tells how Instagram got its name | Byte-size
 
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What should you keep in mind when deciding your company's name? Instagram's CEO Kevin Systrom sheds light on what to do & what not to do! This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1804 Interloper Films
Artists Have More Power Than Ever - How To Become a Big Brand
 
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Artists and Content Creators Rejoice! The same platforms available to large corporations are available to artists so we can make strong connections with our fans. James McQuivey from Forrester Research explains how this new relationship lets fans help create art alongside the artist. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDis... Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com Sampled videos The Music Industry is Sick Directed and Produced by Justin R. Melville 3D motion and Illustration by Terry Adams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8VV22vTX_M "Just A Dream" by Nelly - Sam Tsui & Christina Grimmie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RA0vsZXf8
Views: 577 Interloper Films
Mondays With Moby Ep 6 - Childhood
 
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Moby discusses his childhood, where he and his friends play "Who is the poorest?" Guess who usually won? He goes to talk about how his spending time between his mother's hippie friends his wealthy grandparents informed his political beliefs. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 789 Interloper Films
BranchOut: Facebook App connects you with your friends' place of work | Wizard
 
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Rick Marini, founder/CEO of disruptive job-sourcing platform, BranchOut, has become the #1 place to network professionally on Facebook. In our latest episode of "Wizard", Marini shares his secrets as to how BranchOut has unlocked Facebook's immense potential to be more meaningful than a social platform. Brought to you by two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner ("DIG!", WE LIVE IN PUBLIC"), A Total Disruption shares the stories of startup entrepreneurs and innovators who use technology in extraordinary ways to improve our lives. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1523 Interloper Films
Elevator Pitch #6: entrepreneurs pitch startups to VCs & get feedback
 
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The latest episode of "The Elevator Pitch" for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner's channel that provides insights from innovators defining our future. Watch entrepreneurs pitch startups to VCs and get valuable feedback - all under extreme pressure. Leave your comments below - our audience decides the winner! At the end of 20 episodes, The Elevator Pitch company with the most votes will win the following: A free pass to the International Startup Festival of Montreal 2013, as well as the chance to meet with Wedbush Securities executive members and best of street Internet, social media and video game analyst, Michael Pachter. The winner will be featured in the Wedbush Private Share Group weekly PRISM report which has a readership of over 3,000 top institution, VC, and PE clients. Brought to you by two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner ("DIG!", WE LIVE IN PUBLIC"), A Total Disruption shares the stories of startup entrepreneurs and innovators who use technology in extraordinary ways to improve our lives. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1690 Interloper Films
AMANDA PALMER ON THE ROCKS - Trailer
 
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Buy or Rent the Short Film Here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cea Follow punk-cabaret icon Amanda Palmer as she hits the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Since her record-breaking $1.2 million crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign, Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls) has carved out a path of fearlessness and independence outside the norms of the music industry. World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival April 19th at 12PM. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 6870 Interloper Films
Audience Building with Ted Hope
 
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Learn more from Ted Hope here: http://leancontent.atotaldisruption.com/ Ted Hope thinks Hollywood & the film industry rarely know who their audience is. In fact, he thinks it’s “ass backwards.” Instead of bringing an audience to your movie or work of art, why not take your work of art to where the audience is? In this third byte-size interview with Ted Hope, award-winning director Ondi Timoner gets Hope to explain his philosophies on how filmmakers can be successful and make the movies they want to make. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hope Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/atotaldisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 3391 Interloper Films
Coffee - Everything You didn't know in 3 mins
 
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Did you know we’re in the third wave of the coffee movement? In this fourth & final byte-size, Michael Horn walks us through the history of coffee, how wine was “lucky,” coffee has been very unlucky, and why coffee growers & roasters are much more like artists than you might think. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/atotaldisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 869 Interloper Films
How Chegg became the #1 source for textbook rentals | The Pivot
 
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From "The Pivot" series on A TOTAL DISRUPTION, two-time Sundance-winning director Ondi Timoner's channel that provides stories and insights from the innovators defining our future. The story of Chegg's "pivot" - from online classifieds to textbook rentals. This Silicon Valley-based startup has carved a niche for itself by helping students save hundreds of dollars. Why buy expensive college textbooks when you can rent and save money? Learn more about Chegg: http://www.chegg.com Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/ATotalDisruption Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1827 Interloper Films
LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman on the types of team members required for startup success | Byte-size
 
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Got a company in your garage? LinkedIn's co-founder Reid Hoffman tells you who should be in there. This channel, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, has multiple series about innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to transform our lives. The channel is an invitation to participate in our up-coming documentary of the same name. A TOTAL DISRUPTION the feature will pull the camera up to look at this tectonic revolution and how it is transforming our lives, economy, and where we're headed from here through the eyes of the innovators heading this change. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1187 Interloper Films
Disrupting Education - Trailer
 
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My attraction to documenting what might be the greatest revolution in the history of mankind, of which we are witnessing just the beginning right now, manifests as a tingling sensation when I see archaic, and even abusive, systems topple in the face of the power of man-machine symbiosis. That is, the connection between technology and human innovation. Taking on the documentation of this unraveling is certainly overwhelming, as it reaches into every aspect of our lives - in how we administer healthcare, explore love, catalyze political change, share media, create entertainment, and transform transportation. However, one of the most exciting areas of disruption is occurring in the field of education. If you're a parent or a teacher, you're certainly painfully aware that the agrarian education system of cannot compete with the Ipad, mainly because of the ability that games have to track the progress of the user and present them with new challenges and rewards, sustaining the user's attention and interest. This isn't just a problem in K-12, community colleges, with their limited funding and lack of motivated teachers, can't provide the attention to detail and personalization that an online course can, for a myriad of reasons. First, they aren't tailored to the student. Secondly, they dictate to the student when and where to learn - and often there aren't even enough seats for the demand. MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) NEEDS STAT. Once MOOCs achieve the ability to give accreditation for completed courses, the disruption of education through technology will transform our entire economy. At A TOTAL DISRUPTION, we will create a series on the Disruption of Education to track the innovation happening across all aspects of the field, and the pushback from the established vendors. Here's a taste, featuring 20 Million Minds Foundation's Dean Florez and Dr. Gary Michaelson, Blackboard's Michael Chasen, MIT Media Lab's Joichi Ito, and even Tony Hsieh and Jack Dorsey talking about their personal frustration with traditional education experience.
Views: 1741 Interloper Films
LegalZoom Uses Technology To Make Law Affordable
 
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“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin once wrote. As a small business owner, independent filmmaker and single mother I would add legal fees to this list. For centuries, the chances of getting professional legal help at an affordable price have been slim to none - whether it’s distribution agreements, wills, a divorce, starting a company or trademarks. With 15 million civil suits filed in the US each year, it’s more important than ever to have proper legal protection. Yet, any attempts by well-intentioned counselors to provide cheaper alternatives have been met with ferocious opposition from the established legal community in order to keep rates high and their wallets fat. If any industry was ripe for disruption, this was it. In our latest episode for A TOTAL DISRUPTION we speak with all four founders of LegalZoom to learn how they were able to succeed against all odds. This episode is a fantastic example of perseverance, grit and the dedication required to build a company from nothing. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATotalDis... Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption Visit our website: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Views: 1152 Interloper Films