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At TEDSummit, Don Tapscott gave the first TED Talk about the Blockchain, and its impact on the world. He argues that blockchain represents the second era of the internet — the Internet of value. Blockchain technology is a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.
The technology that's likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived — and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It’s called the blockchain.

Psychologist Kelly McGoingal delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. Her book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, highlights new research indicating that stress can make us stronger, smarter, and happier if we learn how to embrace it. Her winning, lively style makes the daunting task of reclaiming our lives seem within anyone’s grasp. It’s a message we’re confident will help you achieve your personal and professional goals — and live the life you really want to live.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon and Success and Luck by Robert H. Frank have been chosen for the Financial Times/McKinsey Best Business of the Year 2016 long list. The judges will pick from the 15 books on the longlist on September 7 for a shortlist of up to six books. The award will be presented on November 22. Good luck to Robert Gordon and Robert Frank.

John Urschel is known for the exceptional status he holds in two very disparate and demanding professions: mathematics and pro football. He is currently working on his PhD in Mathematics at MIT and plays for the Baltimore Ravens as an offensive lineman. Equally brainy and brawny, he is committed to promoting the importance of both math and sports as critical to the development of life skills. The winner of the "academic Heisman" coming out of Penn State, John has been asked to give the Commencement speech for his alma mater Penn State University this spring.