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Friday, April 25, 2014

My First TEDx Talk Hosted by London Business School




Today I attended TEDx LBS. I was excited to take part not only for the opportunity to network with some of Britain's most brilliant minds, but also for the opportunity to listen and learn the TED Talk technique first hand. 

Delivering a TED Talk is a bucket list item for me, so I am preparing myself to take part even though the opportunity has not fully presented itself. It'll happen, though, I'm sure, and when it does, I'll be prepared. 

The most insightful talk was given by Margaret Ormiston on the topic of "moral license" and how socially responsible and irresponsible behavior can go hand-in-hand. The video of her talk will be posted online, but until then, here is a Forbes article she wrote on the topic.  

My only criticism of the event would be that speakers who pushed the envelope a bit more would have been nice. I felt a lot of the presenters spoke about very "safe topics". That's why I really like Margaret's talk because she presented on a phenomenon that was highly relevant and important to recognize, particularly for business leaders, but one that could easily be overlooked. 

Here's more on TEDx LBS

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. 

The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 15-18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organised events that bring people together. 


Amazing presentations today.  
TEDx LBS swag bag. Notice the career services pamphlet. They really go hard for their graduates, #impressive. Notice how they have me listed as an LBS student..


coffee break

Social Evolution by Andrew Grill. Social business, not social networks.

Manan Bhasin presented a good talk on a simple mobile phone solution to the lack of healthcare access in developing nations #india #africa


The #LBSmagic team

Yoga master Stewart Gilchrist on breathing correctly at TEDx LBS

The chairs of #TEDxLBS #LBSmagic Farrah Hamid and Karen Saba. I love smart women in high places.

Hoping for the chance to share my story sometime soon at this TEDx event 


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