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Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Tim Kafalas

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Tim Kafalas

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Monique Péan

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Monique Péan

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week: Andrew Hessel

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week: Andrew Hessel

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Friday, Sep 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Taryn Davis

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Taryn Davis

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Newman

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Newman

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Veronika Scott

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Veronika Scott

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week 2012 Schedule Released

Chicago Ideas Week 2012 Schedule Released

Bad news for dummies: Chicago Ideas Week is almost here again, the weeklong parade of intelligentsias and intelligentistas that will be holding talks, panels and generally using big words at venues all over our... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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By Lisa Balde

October Dates Set for Chicago Ideas Week

October Dates Set for Chicago Ideas Week

AOL co-founder Steve Case, TIME Magazine Rick Stengel and Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone are among confirmed speakers at Chicago Ideas Week 2012. Read »

Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Ideas Week: Glen Tullman on Ignoring Your Mom's Advice

Ideas Week: Glen Tullman on Ignoring Your Mom's Advice

At a recent speaking gig, Tullman explains, defends, and recommends a controversial management technique he uses when scolding employees. Read »

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Chicago Ideas Week: Do You Know TED?

Chicago Ideas Week: Do You Know TED?

TEDxMidwest hits Chicago Ideas Week with a slew of speakers and ideas. Read »

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