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By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

If I start outsourcing all my navigation to a little talking box in my car, I'm sort of screwed. I'm going to lose my car in the parking lot every single time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ken Jennings

It's boring to have the same guy win. I'm actively rooting against myself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ken Jennings

I would read the atlas for pleasure. I knew it was weird. It was weird.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ken Jennings

One of the most significant barriers to progress is the lack of effective leadership.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ken Jennings

I threw the opening pitch at a Blue Jays game, and after the pitch, the mascot asked me if I wanted him to sign the game ball, which I thought was funny. What would he write? "Best Wishes, Some Guy in a Bird Suit"?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ken Jennings

Serving Leaders direct credit to others.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ken Jennings

I pick up Dylan. He certainly takes after his father: about three-quarters of his body weight seems to be head, and three-quarters of that is ears.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ken Jennings

The key is selecting the right people to join the team, those with the right skills and values, those who embrace our purpose.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ken Jennings

You watch an old 'Jeopardy!' and the categories alone are very plain. 'Poetry,' or 'Movies,' or 'Physics.' If you watch it now, though, there'll be a theme board where the categories are all Hitchcock movies. Lots more jokes, lots more high-concept categories and questions.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ken Jennings

The leader turns the pyramid onto its head in order to serve others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

I remember one of my last shows, the Final Jeopardy! clue was something like 'These two boys' names are top 10 boys' names in the U.S., they both end with the same letter, and they're both names of Jesus' apostles.' Now, obviously that's not a knowable fact.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

Eratosthenes, the mapmaker who was the first man to accurately measure the size of the Earth, was a librarian.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ken Jennings

Sure I have a cell-phone, so I don't have to remember everyone's number anymore, but that really wasn't a core part of my brain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

If it's on the Internet, then it's gotta be true.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ken Jennings

I would stare at maps of Delaware for hours.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

If youre a vegan who ran a marathon & got your dogs from a shelter, how do you decide which thing to wedge into the conversation first?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

For some reason the most devoted mapheads seem to be kids.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ken Jennings

When you make a decision you need facts. If those facts are in your brain, they're at your fingertips. If they're all in Google somewhere you may not make the right decision on the spur of the moment.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ken Jennings

To serve the many, you first serve the few.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

I always feel a certain sense of reverence in libraries, even small city ones that smell like homeless internet users.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

I always bring my kids vacation souvenirs printed in Comic Sans, so they know I love them but not unconditionally.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

Being a nerd really pays off sometimes.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ken Jennings

The decline of geography in academia is easy to understand: we live in an age of ever-increasing specialization, and geography is a generalist's discipline. Imagine the poor geographer trying to explain to someone at a campus cocktail party (or even to an unsympathetic adminitrator) exactly what it is he or she studies. "Geography is Greek for 'writing about the earth.' We study the Earth." "Right, like geologists." "Well, yes, but we're interested in the whole world, not just the rocky bits. Geographers also study oceans, lakes, the water cycle..." "So, it's like oceanography or hydrology." "And the atmosphere." "Meteorology, climatology..." "It's broader than just physical geography. We're also interested in how humans relate to their planet." "How is that different from ecology or environmental science?" "Well, it encompasses them. Aspects of them. But we also study the social and economic and cultural and geopolitical sides of--" "Sociology, economics, cultural studies, poli sci." "Some geographers specialize in different world regions." "Ah, right, we have Asian and African and Latin American studies programs here. But I didn't know they were part of the geography department." "They're not." (Long pause.) "So, uh, what is it that do study then?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

I have condemned my kids to a lifetime of geographic illiteracy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ken Jennings

We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has been since 2004. Mr. Trebek's robotic frame does still contain some organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren, so this technically makes him a 'cyborg,' not a 'robot.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ken Jennings

People are using GPS systems to find millions of little hidden objects throughout the world - often as simple as a piece of Tupperware hidden in the woods. You go to a website, you get the latitude and longitude to get the specific location of a certain specific hiding space, and then you go there and see if you can find it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

During the whole 'Jeopardy' experience, I felt like I was living a bit of a double life, I would be secretly flying out to L.A. to tape new shows, hoping that none of my coworkers would notice the absence and figure out what was going on. 'Jeopardy' tries very hard to keep their secrets.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ken Jennings

Getting your ego out of the way has an even deeper organizational impact.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ken Jennings

Self-esteem is important because it sets up a powerful cycle of personal growth and willingness to take risks.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ken Jennings

The thing you like/are good at is a sacred thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

For me, it started as a child with one of those little wooden jigsaw maps of the U.S., wheres theres crocodiles on Florida and apples on Washington state. That was my very first map.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

As Jeopardy devotees know, if you're trying to win on the show, the buzzer is all. On any given night, nearly all the contestants know nearly all the answers, so it's just a matter of who masters buzzer rhythm the best.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ken Jennings

What are those bulb things you're slicing?" "You've never seen fennel? It looks like celery and tastes like licorice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ken Jennings

Twitter makes you a comedian in the same way that digital cameras make you a photographer

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ken Jennings

There must be something innate about maps, about this one specific way of picturing our world and our relation to it, that charms us, calls to us, won’t let us look anywhere else in the room if there’s a map on the wall.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ken Jennings

Knowing lots of answers but being a millisecond slow on the buzzer is indeed very frustrating.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

Arthur Jay Klinghoffer, a professor of political science at Rutgers University, has argued that geography seems less relevant than ever in a world where nonstate actors -- malleable entities like ethnicities, for example -- are as powerful and important as the ones with governments and borders. Where on a map can you point to al-Qaeda? Or Google, or Wal-Mart? Everywhere and nowhere.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ken Jennings

The theory of servant leadership is vital, but it’s the active Serving Leader that makes the critical difference.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Jennings

I can't relax and sink back in the couch and watch 'Jeopardy!' the way I used to.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ken Jennings

When a leader keeps personal ego in check it builds the confidence and self-esteem of others.