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October 24, 2008

News & Opinion: We met the guy who invented the VCR.

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Richard Elkus is his name. And well, he didn't invent the VCR himself but he led the team that invented the VCR. He flew into Madison to speak about his book, Winner Take All, for one of our LeaveSmarter events.
And leave smarter we did. Richard is incredibly knowledgeable about an array of subjects. When watching him speak, you can see the gears turning in his head, pulling together the dispersed pieces of knowledge he possesses to deliver a well-thought explanation of the subject at hand.
Here's a clip of his presentation. In this segment he talks about the question that's on everyone's minds -- where's the economy going? (Side note, turn the volume up a bit; no microphone on this video.) For another view, here's Richard on CSPAN.
Thanks for joining us, Richard. Hopefully the taxi found you.