Jordan Reeves

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Fill in the blank: I would like ________ (a living expert) to give me a 5 minute lesson on ________ (a creative topic).

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I would like OLIVER SACKS to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW THE BRAIN PERCEIVES MUSIC.

I would like JON STEWART to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO BE FUNNY AND INFORMATIVE.

I would like JAMIE OLIVER to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT EGG.

  • Nov 18 2011: I would like CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS to give me a 5 minute lesson on THE ART OF DELIVERING ASTUTE, ERUDITE, WICKEDLY FUNNY, EVISCERATING BARBS
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      Nov 18 2011: I think he should write a book about the art of speech and rhetoric. He is quite frankly the best person I have listened to of more than 1000 speakers. His ability to improvise gives him an edge of confidence while taking difficult Q&A, and hammer his opponent with wits and historical wisdom. You gotta love it
      • Nov 18 2011: Have you read 'Arguably' yet? It's on my Christmas wish list....
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like KATE MUNGER to give a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO SING AT THE BEDSIDE OF A DYING PERSON.
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      Nov 18 2011: Wow! this touches me.
      • Nov 18 2011: If it does, you should find out whether there's a Threshold Choir in your area and contact them - you could be doing this work yourself. And if there isn't, you might want to consider starting one. You're welcome to contact me offline to find out more since it wouldn't be appropriate here.
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        Nov 18 2011: I often do this. Usually I sing an old hymn. But for Vern, who loves jazz, I started singing, "I'm gonna love you like nobody's loved you..." and he opened his eyes and he sang with me, "Come rain or come shine." Our voices echoed down the hospital corridor. Sweet.
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          Nov 18 2011: Wow and Wow and Wow! Such sweet spirits exist upon this earth! Thank you!
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like Leonard Cohen to give me a five minute lesson on love.
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      Nov 18 2011: That might be really interesting as he has recently become a Budhist monk.
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      Nov 18 2011: I'd sign up for that. Leonard Cohen's love songs are some of my favorites.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Keith Jarrett to give me a 5 minute lesson on opening up one creative's creative spirit and just letting it flow.
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    Nov 30 2011: I would like Tom Milsom to give me a five minute lesson on music theory.
    • Dec 1 2011: I'd like that too! Tom is one of my favourite musicians and a really great guy.
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    Nov 19 2011: I would like 5 year old child to give me a lesson on How to be so happy and innocent all the time........
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like SERGI BRIN (co-founder of Google) to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO REMOVE SELECTED PERSONAL LINKS FROM APPEARING IN A GOOGLE SEARCH. It seems we all know how to upload information to the internet, but few of us know how to get an undesired or inadvertant link removed.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like The Dalai Lama to give me a 5 minute lesson on cultivating inner peace.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Dijksterhuis to give me a 5 minute lesson about unconcious thinking theory!
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Dr. Neil Tyson DeGrasse to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to explain the origins and future of the universe to a five year old.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Daniel Negreanu to give me a 5 minute lesson on the art of reading a person while playing Texas Holdem.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like William Gibson to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to write a good contemporary science fiction story.

    And another one, because I love cheating: I would like Picasso to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to paint courageous tableaus.
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    Nov 30 2011: I would like Daniel Maltzman to give me a five minute lesson on painting faces.
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    Nov 28 2011: I would like a METAPHYSICAL COUNSELOR to give me a 5 minute lesson on REINCARNATION
  • Nov 26 2011: I would like an expert on PTSD tell me why my brain is so damaged
  • Nov 22 2011: i would like Judi Dench to give me a 5 minute lesson on listening.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Antonio Damasio to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to use your brain most efficiently.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn to talk about eating a healthy diet.
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    Nov 18 2011: Fill in the blank: I would like Neil Degrass Tyson to give me a 5 minute lesson on space and how discovering alien life will more likely end racism & war on earth.
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like the top scientist in every field to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to communicate their work to persuade youth to pursue science.
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      Nov 28 2011: Any ideas for some specific scientists?
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        Nov 29 2011: Daniel Dennet has impressively clear thoughts as a modern leading philosopher. He doesn't seem to provoke to much nor lack patience with those who claim knowledge that should be evaluated before stated as facts. (If one consider philosophy as a science, which I do)

        I would like to hear from the scientist form the Human Genome Projects, they should market that project in a more neutral way, to show what they are really up to. Leave no questions behind.
        I believe Francis Collins is involved there.

        Astroph. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is perfect for this role, since he is comfortable in his "chair" and has great knowledge of many disciplines and has according to me, proven a wise perspective on many issues. And it helps that he speaks clearly with a good sense of humor.

        Sebastian Seung from MIT, Computational Neuroscientist, here on TEDtalks.

        I have loads of people on my list of interests!
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like 'Robin Sharma' to give me a 5 minute lesson on 'living life with honour'.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Joanna Macy to give me a 5 minute lesson on The Great Turning.

    I would like David Korten to give me a 5 minute lesson on moving from the phantom wealth of Wall Street to main street real wealth.

    I would like the guy from Common Circle Education to me a five minute lesson on how permaculture has the power to transform our world.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like someone who lives by kindness and honesty to give a 5 minute lesson about how to perceive the value of money and how to negotiate deals that are beneficial for both parties involved. What should one take into consideration when negotiating. And how to become successfull and wealthy this way.
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    Nov 17 2011: Daniel Kahneman | How To Recognize Your Own Cognitive Biases
  • Nov 17 2011: I would really like to see a talk about the disadvantages of the renewable energy!
    Like how hydropower destroys fish stock and how biomass leads to an explosion of farming and the food prices.

    This is a topic effecting ALL of us
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Gloria Steinem to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to get young women to care about feminism and see it still has relevance.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like LEONARD SUSSKIND to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW HE CAME UP WITH THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE.

    I would like DAVID EAGLEMAN to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW HE PERCEIVES THE WORLD.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like David Brooks to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to write a persuasive op ed.
  • Nov 17 2011: Kevin Beaver. The Warrior Gene (genetics and crime)
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Ken Robinson to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to inspire people.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Leonard Cohen to give me a 5 minute lesson on poetry.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Juan Martín Maldacena to give me a 5 minute lesson on The holographic principle
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Stephen King to give me a lesson on creative writing.
  • Nov 17 2011: Neil deGrasse Tyson on anything
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like the Dalai Lama to give me a 5 minute lesson on achieving mindlessness.
  • Nov 17 2011: Fill in the blank: I would like Professor Brian Cox to give me a 5 minute lesson on the Aurora Borealis
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    Dec 1 2011: I would like Ricky Gervais to give me a 5 minute lesson on documentary-style comedy writing.
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    Nov 30 2011: I would like Temple Grandin to give me a five minute lesson on helping people with autism.
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    Nov 29 2011: I would like OPRAH WINFREY to give me a 5 minute lesson on TIME MANAGEMENT.
  • Nov 29 2011: I would like MARCUS DU SAUTOY to give me a 5 minute lesson on THE MATHEMATICS OF LIFE AND LINK IT TO CLASSROOM MATHEMATICS.
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    Nov 29 2011: I've just read a book called "Past lives, present loves" from Jeanny Avery, and I think she's great! I would like to hear something by her!
  • Nov 29 2011: I would like a centenarian to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to squeeze the most out of life.
  • Nov 29 2011: I would like Roger Federer to give me a five minute talk on keeping a positive outlook to reach your goals.
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    Nov 28 2011: I would like to Dr. Bruce Lipton to give me a 5 minute lesson on applied epigenetic theory.
  • Nov 28 2011: Clown, Ballon Animals
  • Nov 28 2011: I would like Mey (my 5 year old flat-coated retriever) to give me a 5 minute lesson on unconditional love
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    Nov 28 2011: I would like Robin Williams to give a 5 minute lesson on how the improvisational mind works.
  • Nov 25 2011: I would like Rachael Ray to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to prepare ANY vegan meal (my 13 yr. daughter just converted to veganism - no dairy, no meat + she is a fairly picky eate)r. She feels better physically & is a true believer that it is inhumane to eat meat or animal based foods, so this is a good choice for her. But her own food intake needs more diversity, flavor and protein! Pre-prepared meals are so expensive & I'd like to give her fresher choices.
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      Nov 28 2011: There's a ton of vegan sites that offer many recipes, many quite easy, and depending on where you live, meetup.com may have some vegan groups that would love to share their knowledge. My sister has been vegan for a year now and I am finding it easier and easier to create vegan dishes, even making them up (think of some dishes like chili that you would simply omit the meat from, adding diced zucchini or mushrooms or both instead; plenty of beans for the protein and fiber).
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      Nov 30 2011: Yea vegan chili is pretty easy and taste great. Also quinoa is a south american grain that provides full protein with all 8 amino acids too and you cook just like rice so nice and easy!
  • Nov 25 2011: I would like Christopher Hitchens to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to debate.
  • Nov 24 2011: I would like Byron Katie to give me a five minute lesson on loving what is.
  • Nov 24 2011: I would like a living expert to give me a 5 minutes lesson on American History without talking about war.
  • Nov 23 2011: I would like my 6 year old daughter to give me a five minute lesson on how to live happy.
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    Nov 21 2011: I would like SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW THEY CREATED THE SPECTRUM COMPUTER
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    Nov 21 2011: I woud like Malcolm Gladwell to give me a 5 min lesson on the way he looks at things
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    Nov 21 2011: I would like ROLF PFEIFER to give a 5 minute lesson on WHY A BRAIN IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR INTELLIGENCE.
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    Nov 21 2011: I would like the Chancellor of UC Davis to give me a five minute justification for the use of pepper spray on their own students.

    And then I want 5 minutes for REBUTTAL.
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    Nov 20 2011: I would like Henry Thoreau to give me a five minute lesson on How Can We Stop Moving Forward and Comtemplate in this Impetuous Modern Societly.
  • Nov 19 2011: I would like Jaqcue Fresco to give me a 5 minute lesson on The Venus Project

    www.discovervenus.com
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    Nov 18 2011: Ken Wilber on Integral Psychology
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa to give me a 5 minute lesson on the appreciation of all life
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like Jacque Fresco to give me 5 minutes lesson on Resource Based Economy
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Colleen Patrick-Goudreau to give a talk on animal rights and the encompassing benefits of a plant-based diet.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Phil Simon to give me a 5 minute lesson on PLATFORMS.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like DALAI LAMA to give me a 5 minute lesson on COMPASSION.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like JON STEWART to give a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO FIX AMERICA.
    dude's spoken and learned up on enough experts to have at least an idea of what not to do.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like PHIL SIMON to give me a 5 minute lesson on PLATFORMS
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Muhammad Yunus to give me a 5-minute lesson on starting my own social business.
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      Nov 18 2011: Awesome!
      • Nov 18 2011: Would be awesome. Actually just found out the Grameen Creative Labs does free consultations :-)
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Jon Todd to give me a 5 minute lesson on community resilience
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Jasper Fforde to give me a 5 minute lesson on creativity and reality.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Tony Corbell to give me a 5 minute lesson on white balance and exposure.
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like "Richard Dawkins" to give me a 5 minute lesson on what role individual differences among species play throughout evolution, what we perceive as personalities, why it has derive in humans through time.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Phil Simon to give me a 5 minute lesson on Platforms
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like SOMEONE to give me a 5-minute lesson on how to effectively and fundamentally change how Congress operates.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Larry Gagosian to give me a 5 minute lesson on How To Get My Sculpture in a Reputable New York Art Gallery.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Otto Scharmer to give me a 5 minute lesson on applying Theory U to a culture that is extremely rigid.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like my 23-year-old daughter to give me 5 minutes of her undivided attention.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA to give me a 5 minute lesson on COMPASSION.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Candice Olson to give me a 5 min. lesson on growing my interior design business.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Diane Keaton to talk about How to be a Real Person in Whatever World you live in.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like forensic anthropologist DIANE FRANCE to give me a 5-minute lesson on HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH BONES.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Peter Molyneux to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to make video games.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Jad Abumrad to give me a 5 minute lesson on listening well.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Jools Holland to give me a 5 minute lesson on playing the piano.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like my 8 YEAR Old DAUGHTER to give me a 5 minute lesson on how TO ENJOY THE EXUBERANCE OF BEING A CHILD-LAUGHING! LIVING IN THE MOMENT.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Mihail Cocos to give me a 5 minute lesson on right-hand guitar technique.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Steven Spielberg to give me a 5 minute lesson on How to start a life in Cinema.
  • Nov 17 2011: Fill in the blank: I would like Richard Banson to give me a 5 minute lesson on being an absolute badass!
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Wendy Palmer to show me how to be a powerful negotiator.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Joseph Stiglitz to give a five minute lesson on how to regulate the global economy for a fair distribution of wealth.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Iyanla Vanzant to give me a 5 minute lesson on healing family pathology
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like to have a 5 minute out of body conversation with myself
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like RICHARD BRANSON to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO LIVE THE LIFE THE WAY I WANT.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Christopher Hitchens to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to win a debate and the tricks of proper research.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Albert Watson to give me a 5 minute lesson on shooting a portrait
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Bruce Perry MD to give me a 5 minute lesson on the best way to help really traumatized children
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like The Hitch to give me a 5 minute lesson on beating cancer.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like SLAVOJ ZIZEK to give me a 5 minute lesson on RECLAIMING SANITY
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like the creator to give me a 5 minute lesson on religion.
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      Nov 17 2011: I hope you will get the answers for all our questions and also ask for favors for our blue green planet. Five minutes would go a long long way there. :-) :-)
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        Nov 18 2011: God, Buddha, Allah, Tao! I prefer to use the generic term "creator" to include all higher powers.
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    Nov 17 2011: Fill in the blank: I would like a TREE (a living expert) to give me a 5 minute lesson on just LIVING (a creative topic).
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like WILLY WONKA to give me 5 minutes lesson on HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CHILD WORLD
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like John Todd to give me a 5 minute lesson on ecological water purification.

    I would like Jason F. McLennan to give me a 5 minute lecture on green building design and his ideas of the worldwide Living Building Challenge.

    I would like Dayna Baumeister to give me a 5 minute lecture on biomimicry and how it can be implemented.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like KELLY SLATER to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO SURF THE PERFECT WAVE.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Julie Thompson Klein to give me a 5 minute lesson on interdisciplinarity in the University.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like WERNER HERZOG to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO SEE
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Ann Lamott to give me a 5 minute lesson on writing creatively, honestly, and well every single day.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Richard Dawkins to give me a 5 minute lesson on how altruistic behavior could have evolved first
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Phil Simon to give me a 5 minute lesson on improving business with Platforms.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Richard Dawkins to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO EFFECTIVELY TALK TO RELIGIOUS FANATICS...
    oh, yes, also
    I would like Neri Oxman to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMBINE SO MANY DIFFERENT FIELDS
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Yves Behar to give me a minute lesson on how to lead a design team.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Paul Ekman to give me 5 minute lesson on deception training
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Ben Neill to give me a 5 minute lesson on on how to create your own musical instrument.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Bob Geldof to give me a five minute lesson on persuading people to engage in charitable projects
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Maya Angelou to give me a 5min lesson on how to accurately portray feelings & emotions onto a sheet of paper
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Louise Arbour to give me a five minute lesson on how to look evil in the eye without blinking or backing down.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Doug Ammons to give me 5 minute lesson on Exploration.
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    Dec 1 2011: I would like EDWARD DE BONO to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO START INTRODUCING BEAUTIFUL MIND CONCEPTS (6 HATS) FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CHILDREN IN A HIGHLY RELIGIOUS COUNTRY.
  • Nov 30 2011: Damon Horowitz , about philosophy
  • Nov 30 2011: I would like CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON to give me e 5 minute lesson on HOW TO WRITE A BOOK.
  • Nov 29 2011: I would like ELLIOTT ERWITT to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO PUT TIME IN A BOTTLE WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE.
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    Nov 29 2011: I would like Cameron Sinclair to give a 5 mins. talk on meaningful design for the needy.
    And a 5 mins follow up on living humbly while transforming the world.
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    Nov 29 2011: I would like Sir Ken Robinson to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to write speeches.
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    Nov 29 2011: I would like CHRIS PRENTISS to give me a 5 minute lesson on KNOWING AND LOVING MYSELF.
  • Nov 28 2011: I would like RICHARD RORTY to give me a 5 minute lesson on RELATIVISM
  • Nov 28 2011: David Cameron to give me 5 minutes on how to be truthful and honest to the British public
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    Nov 28 2011: I would like Robert Plant to give me 5 minute lessons on how to feel deeply music.
  • Nov 28 2011: Fill in the blank: I would like Lee Clow to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to build brands.
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    Nov 28 2011: I would like joshua walters to give me 5 minutes lesson on how I can be more insane to improve my creativity !!!!!!!!!!
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    Nov 28 2011: I would like Stephen Covey to give me a 5 minute lesson on time management in relation to architecture and design.
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    Nov 28 2011: I would like Robert Zoellick to give me a 5 minute lesson on the art of compassionate banking.
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    Nov 27 2011: I would like CHANAKYA to give me a 5 minute lesson on LEADERSHIP AND HUMANITY
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    Nov 26 2011: I would like Jordan Reeves to give me a lifetime lesson on " How to think differently???"
  • Nov 25 2011: I would like Cesar Milan to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to stop my dog Sam from attacking the front door.

    A well meaning postal worker pushed dog biscuits through the mail slot built into the front door of our home, at least 3 yrs ago as a treat for Sam - and he has never forgotten.

    Now, whenever ANYONE comes to the front door, he springs into action and pounces on the door - and from the outside, it sounds and looks like a giant is about the charge. If actual mail is being delivered, the first pieces end up right in his mouth, bleah.

    Sam is a Springer Spaniel and about 90 lbs. Luckily, our current mail carrier knows him and it a great guy. But Sam has scared off more than one delivery person. It would be great to get it under control before he eats another piece of mail of gives some innocent delivery person a really big scare!
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    Nov 25 2011: i would like "me" -when i'll be 30- to give me a 5-min lesson on what will be the life attractions
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    Nov 25 2011: i would like Martin Luther King to give me a 5-min lesson on "How to Believe? "
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    Nov 25 2011: I would like Simon Sinek to give me a 5-min lesson on how to inspire action
  • Nov 25 2011: I would like Patricia Polacco to give me a five minute lesson on writing for children.
  • Nov 25 2011: I would like Maya Angelo to give me a five minute lesson on spoken word performance.
  • Nov 25 2011: i would like ERIN GRUWELL to give a lesson about HOW TO BE DITERMINED
  • Nov 25 2011: Thanks, Jordan! If you'd like, I can forward you some pictures, so you can see what I'm talking about.
  • Nov 25 2011: I would like to have a global warming expert to give me a 5 min lesson in reducing CO2 levels through Photosynthesis.
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    Nov 24 2011: I would like Obama to give me 5 minute lesson on how to be a The Nobel Peace Prize owner. it's kind of the real life skills that I've never been taught in school. it's the trick that most politicians love it.
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    Nov 24 2011: I would like NELSON MANDELA to give me a 5 minute lesson on WISDOM & FORGIVENESS!

    I would like PATRICE MOTSEPE to give me a 5 minute lesson on CREATING MY OWN WEALTH & WAYS OF SUSTAINING IT!

    I would like ANYONE ON TED to give me a lesson on EFFECTIVE WAY OF RAISING FUNDS FOR MY FOUNDATION!
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    Nov 24 2011: I would like Bill Gates to give me a 5 min lesson on Being focused while being succesfull.
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    Nov 24 2011: I would like his holiness the Dalai Lama to give me a 5 minute lesson on forgiveness.

    I would Frank Serpico to give me a 5 minute lesson on bravery.
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    Nov 24 2011: I would like to smile more often to spread happiness to more people :)
  • Nov 23 2011: I would like BILL GATES to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
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    Nov 23 2011: I WOULD LIKE HIS HOLYNESS THE DALAI LAMA TO TEACH ME THE MEANING OF LIFE!

    I WOULD LIKE SIR DONALD BRADMAN TO TEACH ME THE ART OF HITTING A PERFECT COVER DRIVE :-)
  • Nov 22 2011: I would like Dr WAYNE DYER to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO PUT INTO SELF EMPOWERMENT INTO PRACTICE
  • Nov 22 2011: I would like to hear Prince Charles giving a 5 minute lesson on homeopathy.
    I have read he is a strong supporter of homeopathic medicine, but have never heard any direct quotes from him on the topic.
  • Nov 21 2011: I would like Mark Zuckerberg to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to become rich off of the internet.
  • Nov 21 2011: Sure: http://web.me.com/wendyepalmer/Conscious_Embodiment/Home.html

    She spoke at the Wisdom 2.0 conference last year. I've been to 3 of her workshops and she's got something no one else does.
  • Nov 21 2011: I think that is the kind of thing that a soufi mystic from the 1300's might pull :) But HHTDL is a highly educated, highly trained person. He'd be more interested in being productive.

    My guess is he'd ask you "what do you consider inner peace?"

    Thats just my guess. I agree tho, 5 minutes with that man would be quite a gift. Even just to carry the warmth and share it with others.
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    Nov 19 2011: I have got terrible news for you; I haven't heard of it? Is it Hitchens?
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    Nov 19 2011: I would like George Orwell to give me a 5 minute lesson on How To Understand the World Today.
  • Nov 19 2011: I would like Bill Gates to give me a 5 minute lesson on writing interpreters
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Robert Kiosaky to give me (more than a 5 min) lesson on financial education
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Father Teilhard de Chardin to give me a 5 minute lesson on dust.
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like Leonard Cohen to give me a five minute lesson on living.
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like A.R.Rahman to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to learn from intercultural experiences.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Dr. Harold J. Van Bosse, MD to give a talk on the remarkable inspiration of children with arthrogryposis and the foolishness of limiting one's potential before even trying.
  • Nov 18 2011: I'd like more than 5 mins. with Seth Godin to learn to think more like he does.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Jon Kabat-Zinn to give me a 5 minute lesson on insight meditation.
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like PARKER PALMER to give me a 5 minute lesson on BEING FULLY PRESENT.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Mary Oliver to give me a five-minute lesson in doing nothing.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Richard Branson to give me a 5-minute lesson on how to become a great pioneering entrepreneur!
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    Nov 18 2011: I would like Bill Gates to give me a 5 minute lesson on leadership
  • Nov 18 2011: If I had 5 minutes with Katharine Brooks, who wrote, "You majored in What? or someone who knows how to see and communicate the potential in young people, I would share those 5 minutes with my 2 kids with the goal of them seeing more clearly their own unique potential; how to convince them that the soup of their life experiences, aptitudes, interests and knowledge add up to a unique menu of potential life courses waiting for them to jump into. With this I would like to give them hope and the courage to dream bigger and work toward those goals despite fear or obstacles.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER to give me a 5 minute lesson on COMMUNICATING WITH PLANT SPIRITS.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like Peter Joseph to give a 5 minute lesson on how to live without participating in the monetary system.
  • Nov 18 2011: I would like PHIL BEADLE to give me a five minute lesson on HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING ENGLISH TEACHER AND STILL MAINTAIN HEALTH, WORK/LIFE BALANCE AND FAITH IN CURRENT EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like to hear the Dalai Lama give us a five minute lesson on happiness/wisdom
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Nicole Daedone to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO EASILY TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT ORGASM.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Burt Rutan to give me a 5 minute lesson on What is Turning Design Into Reality.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like to hear Patrick McGorrie give a 5-minute lesson on Youth Mental Health Issues
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Mike Melvill to give me a 5-minute lesson on The Courage To Fly Into Orbit.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Terje Sorgjerd to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to locate beauty in the landscape
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO WRITE AND THEN DIRECT AN AMAZING SCREENPLAY.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Carol Look to give me a 5-minute lesson on how to energetically resolve negative thoughts.
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    Nov 17 2011: Certainly not in 5 minutes. But if coolness is a product of self assurance, style, and attitude, I believe it can be inspired.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Michael Chabon to give me a 5-minute lesson on writing in the omniscient point of view.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like DANNY CAREY to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO CHANNEL MY ENERGY MUSICALLY.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Anthony Kiedis to give me a 5 minute lesson on cool after 40....
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      Nov 17 2011: Can 'cool' be taught?
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        Nov 17 2011: I had to wonder why you needed to ask that question :-D
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Paul Bloom to give me a five minute lesson on overall well being.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Helen Fisher to give me a 5 minute lesson on love.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like David Richard Precht to give me a five minute philosophical lesson on the topic "love".
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Amanda Tapping to give me a five minute lesson on acting.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like PHIL SIMON to give me a 5 minute lesson on PLATFORMS.
  • Nov 17 2011: Tom Waits-how to write like that, how to compose like that, how to sing like that
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Clarissa Pinkola Estes to give me a 5 minute lesson on the power of story.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Jim Smith (Author of The Lazy Teacher's Handbook) to give me a 5 minute lesson on being a lazy teacher and getting better results.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Paul McKenna to give me a 5 minute lesson on hypnotherapy
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Seth Godin to give me a 5 minute lesson on doing the work
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Tony Robbins to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to be an inspiring trainer who can make an effect on his trainees.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like a FAILURE to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO AVOID BECOMING SELF SATISFIED
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Kate Middletown to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to marry a prince.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff to give me a 5 minute lesson on “Making Money”…
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      Nov 17 2011: booooooooooooo
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      Nov 21 2011: There are certainly many more people who make lots more money that do it much better than him. I don't think TED is really interested in the ethical principles for which Madoff clearly makes a stand. There's nothing wrong with wanting to make money. Have you read Warren Buffet's plea to the rich? One of the wealthiest men alive, and he asks that the richest give away most of their fortunes. Have you listened to Steve Jobs' talk about living before you die? He says that allowing life to happen and living each day like it's your last allows you to take full advantage of every opportunity.

      Good luck with your pursuit of wealth, but if you want it to last, don't look to Madoff for your answers.
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      Nov 21 2011: You do realize that he is now in jail? That would be the last person you would want to learn from and as Jordan mentioned there are others who make a lot more money in more virtuous ways..

      anyhow if that's who you want to learn from there would be no one stopping you.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like MATTHIEU RICARD to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO LIVE HAPPILY :)
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Adam Anders to give me a 5 minute lesson on creating a music track.
    • Nov 17 2011: If Adam is not available, I can help with this. I am a trained audio engineer. Digital Audio Workstations function with a very similar interface to that of word processing. They cut / copy / paste. They undo / redo actions. They are quite intuitive and are modeled after analog recording concepts and control surfaces.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like MEVLANA to give me a 5 minutes lesson on HOW THE HUMANIST SHOULD BE.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like DAVE FOREMAN to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO SAVE THE EARTH.
  • Nov 17 2011: Yehoshua ( aka as Jesus Yes, he is still living) to give me a 5 minute lesson on How to Make an Awesome Farm
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Clyde Butcher to give me a 5 minute lesson (or a 5 hour, day, month) on how to improve my outdoor photography
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Jamie Catto to give me a five minute lesson on how to be authentic
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like SHAWN ASKINOSIE to give me a 5 minute lesson on HOW TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES THROUGH CHOCOLATE.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like JAD ABUMRAD to give me a 5 minute lesson on USING SOUND TO TELL STORIES.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like S. Bear Bergman to give me a 5 minute lesson on being a self-employed author.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like ANYONE to give me a 5 minute lesson on making the best out of my time
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    • Nov 17 2011: But it would be worth it just to spend 5 minutes with such experts. Something is better than nothing !
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      Nov 17 2011: I think a person could learn a lot about manners in 5 minutes.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like Sam Harris to give me a 5 minute lesson on how to be impassioned AND simultaneously logical.
  • Nov 17 2011: A marine how to survive in bad situations
    Allan ball to teach me how to put music (sound) images and movement together in a bautiful sequence.
    Humanity to teach me how to shine while being humble.
    One more sorry......
    Great scientist an phylisopher teach me how to think more simple
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      Nov 29 2011: "Great scientist an phylisopher teach me how to think more simple"

      For the best answer, observe a child :-)
      • Nov 30 2011: I wish I could learn from great people like Richard Feynman, Aristotle, mainly people that are not with us anymore only in books and thought. I wish I would have the privilege to be thought by great people who are alive right now even if it is just five minutes. It would be a great honer to truly listen. Kids are great I just really think I need to grow up by now.
  • Nov 17 2011: I would like to see Donna Haraway give me a 5 minute lesson on dog training.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like a living expert succeeding in their chosen field to give me a 5 minute lesson on how they keep focused on their chosen field so as to succeed at it.

    It's a little vague, I know, but what I would love to know nonetheless.
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    Nov 17 2011: I would like Prof. Alexander Bentley to give me a 5 minute lesson on the implementation of agent based modelling in archaeology.