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Larry Brilliant’s insight: Times have been worse

At a Silicon Valley party last week for Larry Brilliant, whose new memoir is “Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History,” it was said that there was a time that Brilliant couldn’t give a talk without mentioning smallpox.

November 27, 2016  |  San Francisco Chronicle

Larry Brilliant / December 9, 2016

Dr. Larry Brilliant first achieved notice as a young hippie doctor in San Francisco in 1969. As correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, Brilliant became a disciple of an Indian guru and worked on helping to eradicate smallpox, a disease that once killed millions of people every year. Today, Brilliant is a guru to many elites in Silicon Valley…

DEC 9 2016  |  PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

‘Philosopher Hippie’ Larry Brilliant on Eradicating Smallpox

Larry Brilliant, doctor, philanthropist, Chair of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, co-founder of Seva and The Well, and former director of Google.org, discusses his memoir, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History…

DEC 12 2016  |  WNYC — The Leonard Lopate Show

Sometimes Brilliant Book Review

I have long been a seeker yearning to find connection between the realms of science and spirit, between heart-centered devotion and humanitarian activism. While reading Sometimes Brilliant, I got to hang out with a living example of this confluence – the aptly named physician, epidemiologist, philanthropist…

DEC 14 2016  |  LA Yoga

Commonwealth National Podcast—Larry Brilliant: Sometimes Brilliant

Larry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org; Author, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History; Twitter: @larrybrilliant In conversation with Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Communications and Publicy Policy, Facebook…

Oct 12 2016  |  The Commonwealth Club

Episode 16-44 Sometimes Brilliant

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Larry Brilliant, physician, technologist and best friend to Wavy Gravy, about helping to eradicate smallpox globally. He’s the author of “Sometimes Brilliant…

Nov 2 2016  |  TechNation Radio

Episode 609 | Larry Brilliant

Sometimes Brilliant is the adventures of a philosopher, mystic, hippie, doctor, groundbreaking tech innovator, and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history. Dr. Brilliant shares his story, of what happens when love, compassion and determination…

NOV 2016  |  Well Read

Episode 67 – Dr. Larry Brilliant

The one and only Larry Brilliant is the guest for this episode for It’s All Happening. Larry is one of the great examples of combining purpose and seva with business. His new book ‘Sometimes Brilliant’ is out now and covers his life story that includes meeting his teacher Neem Karoli Baba…

Nov 19 2016  |  It's All Happening with Zach Leary

Larry Brilliant’s new book shows how pandemics can be eradicated

Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant remembers the day in 1974 when, while working for the United Nations in India, a mother handed him her young son, who had died only moments earlier from smallpox. Brilliant also remembers the day, about a year later, when he traveled by speedboat to an island in Bangladesh and met a 3-year-old girl who had survived the disease. Hers was the last case of killer smallpox in the world…

Oct 11 2016  |  TED Blog

Podcast: A Doctor’s Journey Through Medicine, Mysticism, and Philanthropy

Larry Brilliant has had a career that lives up to his name. In the 1970s, he played a key role in work in Bangladesh and India to eradicate smallpox, personally witnessing the end of “an unbroken chain of transmission that went back to Pharaoh Ramses.” He then co-founded the Seva Foundation, which helps prevent and treat blindness in the developing world…

Oct 6 2016  |  The Chronicle of Philanthopy

Sometimes Brilliant Review

The Indian people love puns. The more subtle and intellectual the pun, the better. It’s considered the highest artistry to lay a pun that does not hatch for months or even years later, when the recipient finally notices it. Such was the lot of Doctor Larry Brilliant, author of Sometimes Brilliant…

Nov 2016  |  Electric Review

Sometimes Brilliant, Always Illuminating

If you have ever pondered life’s biggest questions: What is the greatest good you can do with your life? Why are we here? What is our life for? How can we do any good? Dr. Larry Brilliant has some optimistic answers…

NOV 14 2016  |  That Got Me Thinking with Ellie Newman

Why you can do anything – even save the world!

If you’ve ever thought ANYTHING was impossible, or the challenge was too great, then do we have the Sometimes Brilliant Show for You. Today I’ll be talking with Larry Brilliant, pioneering physician, global philanthropist, and one of the key players in the eradication of smallpox, which has saved millions, of not a billion lives to come…

NOV 2016  |  Inspire Nation

The Politico 50 Reading List

Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History, by Larry Brilliant…

OCT 2016  |  politico magazine

Mindrolling – Ep. 166 – Larry Brilliant

Larry Brilliant is a remarkable individual with an incredible story. Larry shares with us highlights from his life of service to others. Through Maharaji, Larry discovered his true love for everyone and was led to help eradicate smallpox from India and the world…

Oct 5 2016  |  mindrolling podcast
Cover of Sometimes Brilliant by Larry Brilliant

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The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History