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Old Feb 19, 16, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by Adam1222 View Post
I remember the good old days when only geniuses gave Ted talks.
I don't think this was a TED Talk. It was a "TED Style" talk at the conference. I get the impression that a video of his talk will not be released to the general public. I'm guessing they invite "geniuses" to speak, whereas Brian uses talent agency to get him featured?
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Old Feb 19, 16, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
I don't think this was a TED Talk. It was a "TED Style" talk at the conference. I get the impression that a video of his talk will not be released to the general public. I'm guessing they invite "geniuses" to speak, whereas Brian uses talent agency to get him featured?
Uses his "donation" to the TED conference to get featured.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 11:34 am
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This AMA on Reddit is spectacular: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...ian_kelly_ama/.

By which I mean it is definitely a spectacle.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
This AMA on Reddit is spectacular: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...ian_kelly_ama/.

By which I mean it is definitely a spectacle.
Serves him right--he's getting destroyed.

EDIT: It's a bloodbath. I don't see him staying on this AMA much longer.

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Old Feb 22, 16, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
This AMA on Reddit is spectacular: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...ian_kelly_ama/.

By which I mean it is definitely a spectacle.
Woody Harrelson can't believe how poorly this is going.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 12:05 pm
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And it's over. He bailed after an hour.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by GuyverII View Post
And it's over. He bailed after an hour.
I think that is a fairly typical time frame though.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by TheBOSman View Post
I think that is a fairly typical time frame though.
He was skewered.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by GuyverII View Post
He was skewered.
Of that there is no doubt.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
I don't think this was a TED Talk. It was a "TED Style" talk at the conference. I get the impression that a video of his talk will not be released to the general public. I'm guessing they invite "geniuses" to speak, whereas Brian uses talent agency to get him featured?
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...ly_ama/d09n47p

He says that's more or less the script he read.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...ly_ama/d09n47p

He says that's more or less the script he read.
Like I said... in no way was that a legit TED talk, it was a "TED style". I'm actually kind of surprised the organizers of TED talks don't make them sign some sort of paper that states they can't go around and tell people they gave a Ted talk. Kind of like a guest lecturer at a university cannot go around and tell people they are a professor.

That script was a complete joke. I'm sure when an audience like that watches someone give a presentation about taking 4 first class international flights on an A380 for $100 they think they are most likely thinking this person is either lying or trying to sell them something.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by GuyverII View Post
He was skewered.
He' still laughing all the way to the bank. With the 5/24 rule coming up he's targeting the 75% of Americans who haven't changed their primary credit card in 10 years.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen...ly_ama/d09n47p

He says that's more or less the script he read.
He flew to a TED event to say all that
Hilarious, seriously, what an AMAZING speech. ROTFL
And all that BS about having COMPLETE control over "his" content.
A Bankrate employee pushing credit cards. 100% control, sure.
Is anyone really buying this [email protected]?
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Old Feb 22, 16, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
That script was a complete joke. I'm sure when an audience like that watches someone give a presentation about taking 4 first class international flights on an A380 for $100 they think they are most likely thinking this person is either lying or trying to sell them something.
Maybe it was also about how to spend $35K to fly on an A380 for 12 hours and still have your bags lost?
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Old Feb 23, 16, 12:47 am
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The jealousy being shown in this thread is top level stuff.
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