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What Civilians Need to Understand About War | Andy Carroll

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Carroll explores actual correspondence, dating from the American Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan, to emphasize the searing impact war has on those who serve and on their loved ones on the home front. Andrew Carroll is the editor of several New York Times bestsellers, including War Letters and Behind the Lines. Andrew also edited, on a pro bono basis, Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, which inspired the Emmy award-winning film of the same name. His play “If All the Sky Were Paper” has been performed nationwide, including at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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Wesley Chapman

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When we understand the biology of self worth, it changes the game of life forever. Abandoned by both parents, tortured, forgotten, labeled and told by the age of 8 that he would never amount to anything – this was the beginning of Wesley Chapman’s shocking and torturous childhood. Wesley’s childhood would lead him on a mission to discover the frameworks …
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Traver Boehm

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Pain is never a welcome part of the our human experience, but nonetheless an inevitable one. Traver Boehm shares lessons learned during his year-long travels on how to harness the pain we all experience in order to live the best year of your life.
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Tony Perez

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Can you tell the White Hats from the Black Hats – that is, the good hackers from the bad? Did you know that “hacker moms” might replace “soccer moms”? Come take a provocative ride to the future of hacking to learn why “Black Hats Are Rising”.
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Tom Wujec

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Trust – our belief in the reliability of a person, idea, or thing – establishes underlying frameworks shaping every relationship. Master facilitator Tom Wujec shows how our brains assess trustworthiness through two very different kinds of computation and how visualizing trust helps people work together better. Tom Wujec is an Autodesk Fellow, master facilitator, popular TED speaker, and best-selling author …
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Tim Bauer

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The world is starting to warm up to failure as a teacher (but still only the kind of teachers we are ashamed of). What would happen if we let failure out of the classroom and invited it into the board room and the bedroom? “Tinier Tim” Bauer shares how learning to live worthy of failure helped him transform his life.
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Scott Mann

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Trust is eroding all around us everyday. Conflict and skepticism fill the void. Scott is a regular contributor to CNN, Fox News, Wall Street Journal Radio, and NPR. His unconventional leadership work has been featured on Business Insider and Fox and Friends.
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Joan Rosenberg

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What often blocks people from feeling capable in life and from having greater success with finances, health or relationships is how they handle unpleasant feelings. Psychologist Joan Rosenberg unveils the innovative strategy and surprising keys for experiencing the challenging emotions that lie at the heart of confidence, emotional strength and resilience.
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Dan Perea

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Through story, spoken word, and musical performance, Dan Perea explores paths to becoming the fully realized version of yourself: your passions evident, your talents honed, and the ability to possess a fulfillment that exists within, regardless of what’s going on “outside”.
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Dan Caldwell

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Dan Caldwell helped build the emerging billion dollar industry of mixed martial arts with his TapouT brand. But secretly, insecurities nearly cost him everything. He shares his firsthand experience to reveal how you can tap into your own true power.
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Chloe Howard

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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?
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Carrie Hammer

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Fashion designer Carrie Hammer was shocked to discover the techniques the fashion and beauty industries employ to sell products. She fills us in on the real harm that these do to our psyches and proposes some smart solutions.
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Brandy Gillmore

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What if we all have the ability to heal ourselves and don’t even know it? In this mind-expanding talk, Brandy Gillmore discusses the discoveries she was able to make in her own life, and shares how these incredible breakthroughs appear as though they could be a missing link to total health.
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Antonio Medrano

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Antonio Medrano and his a cappella group Airplay love to blend their voices in song, but his past has also included moments of discord. This talk goes through his journey of realizing that disruptive choices have been necessary to gain the clarity of what produces inner harmony and fulfillment.
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Adam Cobb

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Adam Cobb studies movement patterns to create a champion mindset – to maximize each moment to create more time and freedom to do the things that energize you. He shares how living by design, versus default, can add an hour a day to your life and help you reclaim the person you are meant to be. Pointing out that average is an accident, and that excellence isn’t easy, Adam challenges the status quo to show you how to start living 8 Days A Week.