Archive for Talks

David Vobora – Trust Your Gut – TEDxSMU 2016

Science confirms we have a “second brain,” and David Vobora believes accessing it will lead you to your highest calling. Watch Retired NFL-Linebacker David Vobora use science to prove the validity of the stomach’s affect on human behavior. He takes you through a series of stories that better explain how trusting his gut led him [...]

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Michael F. Weisberg, M.D. – How the Art of Medicine Became a Business in the 21st Century – TEDxSMU 2016

Harnessing his observation of an evolving trend in medicine, Michael F. Weisberg, M.D. makes the impassioned case of why it’s important to have an advocate with you at the hospital. Dr. Weisberg illuminates the silent yet strong shift that has occurred over the past decade – many doctors are no longer treating their patients at [...]

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Linda Swindling – The World Needs You to Ask Outrageously – TEDxSMU 2016

You may have been taught that asking for more than you “need” is selfish, bad manners or greedy. The truth is – asking outrageously actually creates relationships and builds communities of people who want you to succeed. When she practiced law, Linda Swindling strongly negotiated for others but rarely asked for what she needed or [...]

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Lois Farfel Stark – Shape: Hiding in Plain Sight – TEDxSMU 2016

How do humans make sense of the world? Look at how we shape it. The shape of shelters, sacred sites, social systems reveals how a culture sees the world. Read the past and glimpse the future by watching when shapes shift. Lois Farfel Stark is an Emmy awarded documentary filmmaker, who covered countries in transition [...]

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Jason Roberts – Beware a Dedicated Group of Amateurs – TEDxSMU 2016

Jason Roberts and his neighbors broke some ordinances and took their street back. Then they published a fake website to get the streetcar back. Then Jason took the show on the road, traveling the world and addressing our desires for places we love, finding the beauty in our everyday, creating romance in unexpected places, and [...]

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Douglas Newby – Homes That Make Us Happy – TEDxSMU 2016

Everyone knows everything about homes except what is most important: homes that make us happy. We instead look for a list of amenities, a set of statistics, cosmetic preferences or the best school district, rather than the characteristics that will make us happy in a home every day. Douglas Newby’s passion for and success in [...]

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Daniel Krawczyk – Our Brains are Wired to Collect Things – TEDxSMU 2016

Neuroscientist and Psychologist Daniel Krawczyk asks the intriguing question “why do we collect things”. This talk is about the story of our collecting tendencies and provides a glimpse into how the brain functions and enables the fascinating compulsion, hobby, and lifestyle we know as collecting. Daniel Krawczyk is the Deputy Director of the Center for [...]

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Antoine Joyce – Performing Who You Are Becoming – TEDxSMU 2016

Performance on stage and off has the power to develop and grow lives. Antoine Joyce shares how performance saved his life from poverty and how he now uses the transformative power of performance in after-school development programs in Dallas. Antoine Joyce has served as the City Leader of the All Stars Project of Dallas, the [...]

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David Hopkins – The Unfortunate Appeal of the Heroic Idiot – TEDxSMU 2016

Benjamin Franklin was America’s greatest scholar, philosopher, and scientist. And during one of the most crucial moments in our country’s history, Franklin showed up in Paris wearing a goofy fur-cap on his head. In doing so, he may have set a terrible precedent for American scholars who continually play the fool in order to make [...]

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Chris Garcia – My Own Time – TEDxSMU 2016

Chris Garcia discusses his life long fascination with clocks and how through his curiosity and passion for art, science and engineering, he was able to create a new way of showing time. Chris Garcia has a BS in Physics, works in Information Technology and has been inventing, designing and building clocks since 2003. To see [...]

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