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How do you create something timeless? | Ben Callahan | TEDxDayton

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Published on Jan 8, 2015

Group Improvisation: In 1959, Miles Davis gathered a group of musicians together in a small recording studio in Manhattan. Without any sheet music, chord charts, or rehearsal, Miles and his band recorded one of the most timeless records ever—Kind of Blue. There are lessons in this amazing accomplishment that we can apply to our work in tech today. In his talk, Ben shares what he has learned over the past five years during his search for ways to integrate this kind of improvisational thinking and about fluency, empathy and humility. He encourages listeners to invest in people over process.

President of Sparkbox and founder of the Build Right workshop series, Ben shares his ideas about the Web on the Sparkbox Foundry and other leading industry blogs. He’s incredibly grateful for the team at Sparkbox as they pioneer new responsive web design techniques and he continues to push for great user experiences outside the context of specific devices. You can find him speaking around the world, rambling on Twitter, tinkering with his personal site, or splitting wood in his back yard for next winter.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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