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Spencer Smith

Principal, Spencer X Smith Consulting in Madison, Wisconsin

Stop Researching and Start Failing

PRESENTED ON AUG 23, 2017
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 23

The internet is great, isn't it? You (and everyon else) can learn anything you want at any time for free. There's a dark side to this ever-growing and ubiquitously available resource, though. In this presentation, Spencer Smith will share his experiences in learning five disparate topics, and how the internet might have actually prevented him in executing on the successes tied to each of the five.

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Identity of Self and City

BY ROBERT FUNG
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Robert Fung talks about several urban reconstruction and remodeling projects he has worked on in the past, located in various areas of New Westminster. He looks at the identity of the city, and emphasizes the process of highlighting strengths when rejuvenating forgotten or abandoned districts.

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Useful Advice: How to Become a Programmer

BY ALEX PETERSEN
@ VOL 11 ON APR 26, 2014

Alexander Korotkiy, a senior .NET developer at SmartGuy Group A/S and is leading MS SQL and .NET-related master classes in Ciklum. In his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education he provides useful tips about IT education; such as the need to constantly improve the educational level, attend workshops, seminars, and improve English. 

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Failing Forward

BY HEIDI BROWN
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 12, 2014

Heidi Brown shares her lived experience of embracing failure and finding the authentic self. Listen to her personal account of overcoming tremendous obstacles on her journey to self love and peace. Heidi points out that in order to create a healthier world, we first have to become healthy individuals. 

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Writing for Working Stiffs

BY LUCY LEITNER
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Multi-tasking author Lucy Leitner recounts her creative process and inspiration for her first zombie satire novel, "Working Stiffs." 

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Wasting Food, Researching Food

BY JORDAN LAZELL
@ FOOD EVENT AT FARGO VILLAGE ON OCT 29, 2015

Jordan Lazell presents about his research at Coventry University into food waste and what we can do about it.

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Writing. Joy. Life

BY EVGENIYA KAPITANOVA
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 27, 2017

Как жить творческой жизнью и получать успехи играючи:)

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Failing My Way To Success

BY HARRISON HAND
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Harrison Hand is a product of a variety of life experiences. Focused on movie-making, the recession of 2007-08 ended his financing. He has taken his ideas from a screenplay and converted them into a series of books.

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Stories from the Self-Storage Files

BY ROB DEGENHART
@ VOL 32 ON AUG 17, 2017

Rob Degenhart is a retired entrepreneur. His real estate holdings include self storage businesses.  He collects vintage skateboards and pencil sharpeners. He's most proud of his sticker collection on his spiral bound notebook collection that hold his folk writing collection.

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Out Loud HSV

BY JESSICA TEMPLE
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 30, 2017

Jessica Temple tells us a little about herself and a lot about Out Loud HSV, a local collective and hub of creative performers and writers.