Retired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann spent nearly 23 years operating in the trust-depleted communities of Afghanistan, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, building deep relationships and mobilizing thousands of indigenous people to stand up against hostile threats. After going through a turbulent transition to civilian life, Scott learned to use storytelling to help heal from the wounds of war and re-connect …
A lack of environmental security has contributed to most, if not all, conflicts throughout history.
Mediocrity is the cousin of poverty.
Solving plastic pollution will take more than straws.
One person can change a community, a community can change the world.
All the world is a narrow bridge, and the main thing is not to fear.
Dean is a network TV exec, an original cast member of Newsies, and a remarkably GPS-dependent person.
A disciplined life is a happy life.
Step up, or get out – perfection’s calling to us all.
By Listening Carefully & Responding Creatively, we create extraordinary moments
Food keeps you alive. How can food build new communities around the world.
How a Set of New Sheets Keeps Families Off the Streets
Improv team Deconstructing Barbara carefully observed the entire TEDxSantaBarbara 2018 event, “Yes, and…” and put their own improvisational twist on a TED talk at the end of the event. This is best viewed after watching the other talks.
Traver Boehm returns to the TEDx Santa Barbara stage two years after speaking about his month in pure darkness for a “Where are they now?” segment. In it he describes the incredible turn his life took as soon as he walked off of the stage and began speaking to men about his ideas around masculinity. Traver doesn’t believe the modern man is lost, only that he has become painfully overly civilized.
What do you do when you find yourself staring up at the place you thought was rock bottom? “Tinier Tim” Bauer returns to share where he’s been and what failure has taught him since delivering his talk on Becoming Failworthy while losing one pound 225 times.
Bullying is an epidemic. Chloe asks the question, “Can someone truly accept the differences in another, without first accepting the differences in themselves?” When we love and accept ourselves, we are less likely to bully others. What would this mean for the bullied, the bullies, and our world? Chloe gives an update on standbeautiful.me, an anti-bullying movement and book promoting the acceptance of self and others. Chloe believes that when we love and accept ourselves we are less likely to inflict pain and shame on others. Chloe returns to the TEDx stage in 2018 after her she premiered in 2016 at TEDx Santa Barbara, STAND Beautiful.
Leadership has a robust effect on the culture of any organization. These tools for effective leadership will enable you to experience greater success in the workplace and in life.
Rapidly advancing AI technology is driving us to be less and less human every day. It’s time to discuss the fundamental cause and get going on a fundamental fix. Hint: You are the key.
Would you risk your life to rescue many lives? How, in a place of unimaginable terror, hope grew from a water bottle and a rose.