Archive for Talks

Rochelle Carr – Cornbread, Collard Greens, Chicken and Cake – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Today only 40% of American families eat meals together, while a generation ago 80% of families ate meals together. Family meals are fundamental gateways to connectedness and imparting life lessons that are building blocks in sustaining our moral sense of purpose and direction. During meals we touch, listen and talk. Rochelle was raised in Dallas, [...]

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Mel Fugate – Legal vs. Ethical: A Crisis of Leadership and Culture

Professor Fugate argues that leaders at all levels and across industries need to focus on ethical liability above and beyond legal liabilities for themselves and their organizations. Ethical liability tests the true character of a leader and determines the character and quality of an organization’s culture. He illustrates this point in the context of higher [...]

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Quinton Linn – Intelligence:re-thinking our definition – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

IQ, GPA, and SAT: these are the tree tools used to measure every child who wants to go to college. IQ measures your potential, GPA tells how you measure up to that potential, and SAT tells what colleges will look at you. However there are plenty of examples of people we think of as intelligent [...]

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Ashley Nicola Wali – Where are you? – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Where are you? Do you truly know your purpose? Have you truly found what you love, who you are? Waiting for some cosmic intervention is not the answer. What will work better is actively seeking out your passion. For each of us, the journey and the destination are different. Ashley shares with you how she [...]

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Thomas Siems – The Wealth of Innovations

What drives economic growth? Is economic growth dead, or dying? Thomas Siems presents a model to find the factors that drive economic growth and wealth creation, and shows that while innovation is at the heart of economic growth, there are other important forces that help explain and drive long-run growth. He shows persuasive evidence that [...]

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Jonah Kirby – Gone With the Wind – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

The future of energy lies with micro production. Global warming and localized pollution are not going away without big changes, but the solution shouldn’t be a sacrifice. The necessary change won’t be found in a wind farm, it involves every housetop in America. @jonah_w_kirby jonahkirby.com Jonah Kirby is a junior at SMU pursuing a major [...]

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Jennifer Jones – Shaping SMU World Changers – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

This talk speaks on the joy of working with SMU students for over 25 years, and I am still smiling. Jennifer M. Jones earned her B.A. and her Masters of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. She joined the Staff of SMU in 1985. After serving 16 years in various roles within Residence Life and [...]

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Robert Hunt – Going Global? You need to Fall in Love – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Our ability to respond positively and productively in new cultural situations depends as much on our feelings as on our knowledge. Let’s look at some examples, and how we can also fall in love with a different culture. Robert A. Hunt was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1955. After attending school in Austin and Richardson, [...]

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Jim Hart – Arts Entrepreneurship & Teaching Through Games – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

With only a hand full of schools teaching Arts Entrepreneurship ten years ago, today there are over ninety-five American colleges and universities addressing the topic. But how should artists be taught entrepreneurial skills? If artists want an MBA, they will go get one–but, for the most part, this is not happening. When educators appeal to [...]

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Kelly Stoetzel – TED + Youth = a serious movement – TEDxSMU 2014

TEDTalks aren’t just for grown-ups anymore. Connecting kids and knowledge in the form of TEDTalks has inspired a youth movement around the world. TED Content Director Kelly Stoetzel gives a passionate talk on the impact these programs have had on young people. As the Content Director at TED, Kelly spends most of the year working [...]

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