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Garry Kasparov is a former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist. He is widely regarded as the greatest chess player of all time, but it was his famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 where he wrote his name into history. Garry is which were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream. Garry is a ‘beautiful mind’ who believes that the best combination is the head AND the heart working together.


“If you don’t take risks you don’t drink champagne”.


In this episode we look deeper into Garry’s ‘ten words’ by analysing one of his greatest presentations ~ his TED Talk from April 2017. By looking at the way that he structures his talk, we can begin to understand what makes him so unique, not just as a chess player, but as a storyteller. Doing something I’ve not done before, I hope you enjoy this “live” behind the scenes look at his presentation, as we look together at what makes a great story. I hope you enjoy his deep-dive into Garry’s mind (from my point of view) as much as I enjoyed putting this episode together.


“We ask too much of technology and not enough of ourselves”.








As analysed by IBM Watson

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Communications Designer @IBM • Climate Reality Leader • Lover of Old Business Books, Clever Technology and the NHS • Based in London, UK.

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