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William Gurstelle - Take Smarter Risks, Author of Science & Tech Bestsellers: Backyard Ballistics, The Practical Pyromaniac
William Gurstelle - Take Smarter Risks, Author of Science & Tech Bestsellers: Backyard Ballistics, The Practical Pyromaniac


William Gurstelle’s Speech Topic:

The Art of Living Dangerously  Warning: This lecture changes lives!

   Living dangerously can lead to great success and life satisfaction, or it can end badly. The difference is in how artfully one does it.

   Based on material from his acclaimed best selling book, Gurstelle incorporates the results of ground breaking scientific and psychological research to provide straightforward guidelines for learning the “Art of Living Dangerously” and how that benefits individuals, teams, and entire organization.


About William Gurstelle:

   Named to Wired Magazine’s 2009 Smart List, William Gurstelle is an energetic speaker who delivers spot-on messages. His trend setting ideas on the creative use of technology plus his views on risk taking frequently put him in the media spotlight.

   In 2010, Popular Mechanics devoted a four-page article to Gurstelle's work and the London Daily Telegraph and the New York Times also featured him. Reviews of William's books have appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New Yorker, among others. Now, he's one of the most widely read science and technology authors in the world. His best sellers include Backyard Ballistics, Adventures from the Technology Underground, Absinthe and Flamethrowers and his latest book The Practical Pyromaniac (2011).

   In addition, he writes frequently on culture and technology for national magazines and blogs including The Atlantic, Wired, Make, BoingBoing, and Popular Science.

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-10/ff_smartlist_gurstelle


   William is one of the producers and on-air presenters on the 2010 Emmy Award nominated PBS series MAKE:TV. In addition to that 10-episode program, Bill’s television work includes frequent appearances on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, G4/Tech TV, and CNN. Radio appearances include Science Friday and Weekend Edition with Scott Simon on National Public Radio, The Takeaway on PRI, Weekend America on American Public Media, and Radio Canada’s The Current.

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