Table topics – Change history

Last Tuesday, the theme of the meeting was Time. Our Table topic master, Pavlina, prepared a set of amazing topics that reflected this theme.

There were moments in time that had massive impact on the world today. However, what if they had played out differently? The roles for table topic speakers are described with each of the topics. Enjoy and tell us what you think!

October 28, 2003: Harward student Mark Zuckerberg invented and opened Facematch, the Facebook’s predecessor. Many students complained that their photos were being used without permission. Zuckerberg apologized publicly, and the student paper ran articles stating that his site was “completely improper.” Mark is disapointed and thinking about career of gardener.
Convince him to not give up social networks!

20th July 1903: The Ford Motor Company shipped its first car. You are car salesman. Sell this red Ford to a lady in red.

First Red Ford
First Red Ford

1st July 1979, Sony Corp. introduced the Sony Walkman. The prototype was built by audiodivision engineer Nobutoshi Kihara. His grandmother doesn’t consider it as success because she wanted him to be teacher.
Explain to grandmother importance of his invention and career choice.

2nd December 2001: Energy-trading company Enron filled for bankrupcy, one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history. Over the next several years, the name “Enron” became synonymous with large-scale corporate corruption and accounting fraud.
The company employed 21,000 people and you need to say them that are laid off.

30th January 1986, Steve Jobs bought The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division. Over the next 15 years the company produced box-office hits (Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Toy Story…) In early 2004, Jobs announced that Pixar would seek a new partner to distribute its films after its contract with Disney expired.
You have your own small studio – become their new partner.

4th April 1973: Martin Cooper (Motorola) invented first pubcicized Handheld Mobile Phone.
Make the first call.

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