Top Author Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/author The latest Author IAmA's collected from Reddit Author - LiveMy book was #1 on Jimmy Fallon's Do Not Read List, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6152/my-book-was-1-on-jimmy-fallons-do-not-read-list Hi again Reddit! I’m Chris Voss, the founder and CEO of [The Black Swan Group](blackswanltd.com), a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. You may remember me from last year.

Rooted in hostage negotiation, my methodology centers around “Black Swans” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. I currently teach at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. I’ve also lectured at other schools including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Harvard Law School the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. I’ve been a guest on CNN and Fox News, and I’ve appeared on The Daily Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and NPR.

Before all of these fun things, I was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, where I tried out all kinds of new approaches in negotiation. I was involved in more than 150 international kidnapping cases in my over two decades with the FBI, and I learned that hostage negotiation is more or less a business transaction.

On May 17th of 2016, my first book “Never Split The Difference” was published, distilling the skills I've gathered over my career into usable tips that will give the reader the competitive edge in any discussion—whether in the boardroom, at the dinner table, or at the car dealership. It’s now being published in 14 languages by 15 international publishers for 20 countries around the world.

Seriously, I was blown away and really grateful for all the attention the book received. It’s become a national bestseller, was listed as one of the best business books of 2016, and has been called one of the seven best negotiation books ever written on Inc. I hit the front page of Reddit, chatted at Google, spoke on some great podcasts, had more than 1.5 million page views on Quora, and was featured in some great press.

The book's readers used its lessons not just to make more money, but to improve their relationships with others and their lives as a whole.

But my core message from the book still stands… everything we’ve previously been taught about negotiation is wrong: you are not rational; there is no such thing as ‘fair’; compromise is the worst thing you can do; the real art of negotiation lies in mastering the intricacies of No, not Yes. These surprising ideas—which radically diverge from conventional negotiating strategy—weren’t cooked up in a classroom, but are the field-tested rules FBI agents use to talk criminals and hostage-takers around the world into (or out of) just about any imaginable scenario.

Ask me about how men and women negotiate differently, how to navigate sticky family situations, negotiating as a parent, advice for recent graduates, stories from my time in the FBI, or even how to get past a bouncer into a busy club. AMA!

You can also learn more about me at www.blackswanltd.com

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
We're the developers of Colony Survival, a newly released top seller on Steam! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6150/were-the-developers-of-colony-survival-a-newly https://www.reddit.com/r/OSHA/comments/6htqnp/how_to_open_a_blast_door_at_the_bottom_of_a_pit/?ref=share&ref_source=link

My name is GT Hill and I own a Titan II Nuclear Missile Silo. We have a YouTube channel that documents the project. A short video clip was featured on r/osha and thought it would be a good opportunity to do another AMA.

See channel description on YouTube channel www.dwbs.video

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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorAMA with The Expanse Writers -- Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck http://www.topiama.com/r/6144/ama-with-the-expanse-writers-daniel-abraham-and Hi again Reddit! I’m Chris Voss, the founder and CEO of [The Black Swan Group](blackswanltd.com), a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. You may remember me from last year.

Rooted in hostage negotiation, my methodology centers around “Black Swans” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. I currently teach at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. I’ve also lectured at other schools including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Harvard Law School the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. I’ve been a guest on CNN and Fox News, and I’ve appeared on The Daily Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and NPR.

Before all of these fun things, I was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, where I tried out all kinds of new approaches in negotiation. I was involved in more than 150 international kidnapping cases in my over two decades with the FBI, and I learned that hostage negotiation is more or less a business transaction.

On May 17th of 2016, my first book “Never Split The Difference” was published, distilling the skills I've gathered over my career into usable tips that will give the reader the competitive edge in any discussion—whether in the boardroom, at the dinner table, or at the car dealership. It’s now being published in 14 languages by 15 international publishers for 20 countries around the world.

Seriously, I was blown away and really grateful for all the attention the book received. It’s become a national bestseller, was listed as one of the best business books of 2016, and has been called one of the seven best negotiation books ever written on Inc. I hit the front page of Reddit, chatted at Google, spoke on some great podcasts, had more than 1.5 million page views on Quora, and was featured in some great press.

The book's readers used its lessons not just to make more money, but to improve their relationships with others and their lives as a whole.

But my core message from the book still stands… everything we’ve previously been taught about negotiation is wrong: you are not rational; there is no such thing as ‘fair’; compromise is the worst thing you can do; the real art of negotiation lies in mastering the intricacies of No, not Yes. These surprising ideas—which radically diverge from conventional negotiating strategy—weren’t cooked up in a classroom, but are the field-tested rules FBI agents use to talk criminals and hostage-takers around the world into (or out of) just about any imaginable scenario.

Ask me about how men and women negotiate differently, how to navigate sticky family situations, negotiating as a parent, advice for recent graduates, stories from my time in the FBI, or even how to get past a bouncer into a busy club. AMA!

You can also learn more about me at www.blackswanltd.com

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI am Jon Allen, co-author of "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign." http://www.topiama.com/r/6146/i-am-jon-allen-coauthor-of-shattered-inside We are the co-creators and executive producers of the original Disney presents Bill Nye the Science Guy. We poured our heart into the show and never imagined the impact it would make.

We are still producing television from Seattle! The sixth season of our BizKid$ is premiering now on Public Television. Instead of teaching science to kids, we try to get kids interested in their financial futures.

We also now have a book out called "How to turn $100 into $1,000,000.

Ask Away!

EDIT 1: (12:42 PST) We are going to step off for a quick lunch break, but we will be back soon! Feel free to keep asking questions and we will get to as many of them as we can!

EDIT 2: We are back!!!

FINAL EDIT: Hey everyone, it's been a really fun 5 hours, but we are going to go ahead and officially sign off. Don't forget to check out the BizKid$ series on Public Television and our book on Amazon. We had a lot of fun, looking forward to the next time! Science Rules! http://imgur.com/Qygrl12

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyIAmA self taught programmer developed my very own Jarvis, called Stephanie, an open source virtual assistant built to control and automate any task AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6140/iama-self-taught-programmer-developed-my-very-own Hi Reddit, I’m excited to be hosting my first AMA live from E3 2017.

I’ve been working in video games for the last 31 years, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. Not only are video games the fastest growing form of entertainment, they’re beloved by communities of players around the world and we believe that they can enrich peoples’ lives.

Beyond games I’m passionate about new technology, new methods of managing creative talent and new types of transportation… and chocolate!

Yesterday we held our annual E3 conference where we announced what I think is one of our strongest lineups of games in recent years. If you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t spoil it for you, watch it here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q1s3lOzQ1A

Edit 1 - I'll start answering questions at 10:30am PT keep them coming!

Edit 2 - Thanks so much for your questions, I really enjoyed hearing from you all, unfortunately that is all the time I have for today. I hope we can do this again soon!

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
IAmA Supervisor at Spencer Gifts. http://www.topiama.com/r/6000/iama-supervisor-at-spencer-gifts Quantum computing is a completely different paradigm from classical computing, where weird quantum properties are combined with traditional boolean logic to create something entirely new. There has long been much doubt about whether it was even possible to build one large enough to solve practical problems. But when something is labeled "impossible", of course many physicists, engineers, and mathematicians eagerly respond with "Hold my beer!". QCs have an immense potential to make a global impact (for the better!) by solving some of the world's most difficult computational problems, but they would also crush the math problems underpinning much of today's internet security, presenting an unprecedented challenge to cryptography researchers to develop and standardize new quantum-resistant primitives for post-quantum internet.

We are mathematicians trained in crypto at NSA, and we worked there for over 10 years. For the past year or so we've been at a small crypto sw/hw company specializing in working on a post-quantum research effort, and we've been reading a broad spectrum of the current research. We have a few other co-workers that will likely also chime in at some point.

Our backgrounds: Rino (/u/rabinabo) is originally from Miami, FL, and of Cuban descent. He went to MIT for a Bachelor's in math, then UCSD for his PhD in math. He started at NSA with little programming experience, but he quickly learned over his 11 years there, obtaining a Master's in Computer Science at the Hopkins night school. Now he works at a small company on this post-quantum research.

John (/u/john31415926) graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Mathematics. After graduation, he went to work for the NSA as an applied research mathematician. He spent 10 years doing cryptanalysis of things. He currently works as a consultant doing crypto development in the cable industry. His favorite editor is Emacs and favorite language is Python.

Disclaimer: We are bound by lifetime obligations, so expect very limited responses about our time at NSA unless you're willing to wait a few weeks for a response from pre-pub review (seriously, I'm joking, we don't want to go through that hassle).

PROOF

Edit to add: Thanks for all the great questions, everyone! We're both pretty beat, and besides, our boss told us to get some work done! :-) If I have a little time later, I'll try to post a few more answers.

I'm sorry we missed some of the higher ranked questions, but I'll try to post answers to most of the questions. Just know that it may take me a while to get to them. Seriously, you guys are taking a toll on my daily dosage of cat gifs.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorIamA comic book writer/creator AMY CHU AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5898/iama-comic-book-writercreator-amy-chu-ama I am a federal budget analyst. My focus is macro fiscal policy, including the main drivers of spending and revenue, deficits, and debt. I am happy to talk about the Trump skinny budget, and I am happy to talk about the American Health Care Act, though I'm not a health policy expert. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my place of employment.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHi, I'm Dan Hardy. I will be online, answering questions from 8pm GMT (12pm PT/3pm ET) http://www.topiama.com/r/5884/hi-im-dan-hardy-i-will-be-online-answering I've done this once before and had a lot of fun, and a lot has happened since then. I'm now a UFC commentator and analyst, I've moved back to the UK and am helping promote the sport in Europe, and I have my first book coming out!

'Part Reptile' will be released on March 23rd, and is available for pre-order now. It's autobiographical and follows my career in mixed martial arts from my very first Taekwondo class at six years old, to where I am right now.

I'm happy to answer any questions on any subject, from the McGregor / Mayweather drama to the psychedelic experience, and beyond!

I am looking forward to hearing from you all. http://imgur.com/a/KoIp9

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI am Dr Jamie Samson, author of A Brief Guide to Thinking Like a Scientist. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5854/i-am-dr-jamie-samson-author-of-a-brief-guide-to Hi everyone, Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) and Kerry Ehrin (co-executive producer and creator) from Bates Motel here! Everyone has questions or needs advice from Mother, so we’re here to give it. Check into the final season of Bates Motel Mondays at 10/9c on A&E!

Proof: https://twitter.com/InsideBates/status/834484102753562624

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHi, I'm Gary Taubes, science journalist and author of "The Case Against Sugar." Ask me anything, Reddit! http://www.topiama.com/r/5846/hi-im-gary-taubes-science-journalist-and-author My latest book, The Case Against Sugar, argues that sugar is the new tobacco: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Ask me anything about sugar and its effects on our health, diet, American’s history with sugar, and our addiction to sweets.

Proof: https://twitter.com/garytaubes/status/834838457524514816

Ok. Signing off. Thanks for all your comments and kind words.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHappy World Pangolin Day! We are Louise Fletcher, pangolin researcher, and Jason Derry, professor of science communication, here to chat about the world's most trafficked animal. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5837/happy-world-pangolin-day-we-are-louise-fletcher In the mid nineties, I was the world's most wanted hacker for hacking into 40 major corporations just for the challenge. I'm now an author and security consultant to Fortune 500 and governments worldwide, performing penetration testing services for the world’s largest companies. I am also the Chief Hacking Officer for KnowBe4, a company that develops software to train employees to make smarter security decisions. Ask me anything.

https://twitter.com/kevinmitnick/status/828008793145430016

Ok, it's time for me go. Thank you very much for participating in my first AMA. A final answer is to what I've been up to recently besides hacking and speaking. My 4th book, The Art of Invisibility, was released 2 days ago. This book is targeted to the everyday person that wants to protect their privacy or even get off the grid entirely. It's too bad the "fugitives" on Hunted didn't get a chance to read this first. In addition I've very excited to be involved with growing KnowBe4 to over 200 employees in the past 4.5 years. It's our job is to stop the former Kevin Mitnicks of the world. It's too bad John Podesta didn't take the training as he might not have clicked on that email.

My speaking schedule is posted on my website, stop by and I'll get you one of my famous business card for free.

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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I’m Tim Walker, a multi-instrumentalist who wrote, recorded, mixed, and released a song a day for an entire year (365 Songs in 365 Days). Ask me anything… http://www.topiama.com/r/5826/im-tim-walker-a-multiinstrumentalist-who-wrote Hi, Tim Walker here. In 2007 I wrote, recorded, mixed, and released 365 Songs in 365 Days. As a result of this project, I was in Guitar Player magazine (Feb. 2009 issue), and received local press as well. I tried to make the best music I could, not relying on novelty songs. The entire output, along with other songs from my career, can be heard here: www.timcwalker.com. Thanks in advance for participating.

My Proof: www.timcwalker.com

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHi! I am James SA Corey, author of the Expanse and pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/5770/hi-i-am-james-sa-corey-author-of-the-expanse-and UPDATE: Thanks for your questions; this was fun, but we need to get back to work. As a reminder, season 2 of The Expanse premieres Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10/9c on Syfy. And if you missed season 1, you can stream it on Amazon. http://syfy.tv/2jhib5J

Thanks for reading and watching!

We're Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, and we write the NYT bestselling Expanse series that begins with Hugo-nominated novel Leviathan Wakes. We are also supervising producers on the Syfy series based on the books, whose second season premieres this Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10/9c.

Proof photo: https://twitter.com/JamesSACorey/status/824661147596886017

Ask us anything.

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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI’m Isaac Morehouse, author, speaker, educational choice advocate, and founder of Praxis--a professional bootcamp and startup apprenticeship program that teaches real job skills in 9 months at zero net cost. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5767/im-isaac-morehouse-author-speaker-educational I'm Kate and my husband Doug and I bought a farm in the Kona Coffee belt in Feb. 2013. We planted our 8 acre coffee orchard and have now been farming coffee for 4 years. We originally are from Chicago where I was a lawyer and he was a proprietary futures trader.

My farm is Sunshower Farms and our website is www.SunshowerCoffee.com.

*My Proof *

Edit - In response to requests for a coupon code you can use the code "reddit" to take 15% off your order and "ship100" for free shipping if you spend over $100.

Edit - okay this has been really fun but I need to detach from my phone/laptop for a bit. If you have more questions just add them and I will try to get to every question in the next couple days. I will also keep the coupon code up until 1/31 at 11:59PM HST.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorIamA Biochemist and author of The Secret Life of Fat, an exploration of your body's least understood organ. Ask me anything about fat or your favorite diet! http://www.topiama.com/r/5764/iama-biochemist-and-author-of-the-secret-life-of We are three VO Actors:

Ashly Burch: Hey Ash Whatcha Playin?, Tiny Tina - Borderlands 2, Chloe Price - Life is Strange

TJ Storm: (our mocap guru) Colossus - Deadpool, Godzilla - Godzilla, Avatar, Decimus - Halo

Steve Blum: Wolverine, Lex Luthor - Infinite Crisis, Tank Dempsey - COD, Bob - Toonami, World Record for performing in the most number of video games

We're still striking, we're still here and we still believe that Game Performance Matters!

SAG AFTRA has put out three contracts: experimental, indie and AAA, that have now been signed by over a dozen game companies. We still want to create dialogue with the companies that refuse to negotiate. We had an original AMA, but there were still a lot of questions we didn't get to. We're here to talk about our stike, and anything else you guys think up.

ASK US ANYTHING

Proof:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamePerfMatters/status/823988046617948160

Game Performance Matters Website

Corporate greed has put the brakes on some of your favorite games, hurting everybody on the team, help us tell them that performance matters to you!

EDIT: Since we're getting some questions that we responded to in the first AMA, there's a FAQ here as well: http://www.gameperformancematters.com/faq

EDIT 2: Everyone has to run to auditions, but we will be back with more VA and Mocap performers soon. We'll also check in through the next couple days to make sure we respond to the top voted questions. Please make sure you check out our FAQ at: http://www.gameperformancematters.com/faq

EDIT 3: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

thanks to /u/maddking as our moderator

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT