TEDx Special: Dave Moskovitz

TEDxWellington is bringing together some of Wellington’s best inspiring ideas, delicious stories and the amazing people who can tell them. Hitting Wellington on 24 August, the event promises to be a huge hit. Over the next couple of days, we’ll be featuring interviews from some of the speakers. You can find them all with the tag TEDx. 


1) first of all, name and what you say you do at a party

Dave Moskovitz – professional director and startup investor

2) what’s your topic at TEDxWellington?

The Internet of Everyone – how the core values of the Internet are changing the way we think and act

The Internet is the worlds largest ever cooperative enterprise, held together by the “golden rule” – that we should treat all others as we would wish to be treated ourselves.  The Internet’s four core values – being direct, open, accessible, and free – are unlocking vast latent monetary and social value.  These core values are currently jumping from the ether into the real world.  But these core values have a dark side too, and it’s up to each of us to ensure that good triumphs over evil, driven by the way we spend our time and money.

3) what do  wish someone had told you when you started out?

Just be yourself, and don’t fear failure.

4) visitors are coming to town, what’s your itinerary for the day?

Breakfast at Scorchorama, trip up Mt Vic, walk through Zealandia.  Lots of time to hang out and chat in the afternoon.  Make them a lovely dinner at home.

5) what do you think of when you think of Wellington?

See http://dave.moskovitz.co.nz/2014/05/08/wellington-new-zealands-startup-capital/

 6) sum up your life in a song lyric

Three choices:

(1)  From Scratch: “I’ll never have anything more than I’ve got today” (from eponymous song)

(2) Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime: “And you may ask yourself …  Well, how did I get here?”


(3) An old traditional Yiddish song:

S’iz nishto keyn nekhtn,

S’nokh nishto der morgn,

S’iz nokh do a bisele haynt,

Shtert im nisht mit zorgn.


Yesterday is gone,

Tomorrow is yet to come,

All we have left is a little bit of today,

Don’t spoil it with worries.