Javier Yunes, will always remember the time a teacher in high school lowered his score in an essay where you had to describe "A celebrity you admire" and he had chosen his grandfather.
The teacher wanted to corroborate the data the students wrote , but at that time (early 90s) it was very difficult to ascertain whether a person really had built a particle accelerator in his garage.
Perhaps by having an humanistic administration oriented bachelor degree and having studied industrial engineering, Javier found the balance between hard science and administration, each stimulated by either side of his family.
Perhaps by being an area coordinator of the Latin American Congress of Industrial Engineering Students, he learned the power of good team synergy and became close with a group of people who shared his values, interests and points of view for the reality that surrounds them.
Maybe by working in a multinational company and then switching to a family agribusiness, he found a way to devote time to enormously rewarding non-profit activities.
Perhaps with TED he finally feels the world is moving with strengths of its own to a place of prosperity and endless possibilities, a place his grandfather envisioned and longed. And, through TEDx, perhaps it is his turn to contribute a bit to this idea aswell.
And you know... It may also be your turn.
TEDActive 2015, TEDGlobal 2014, TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012
Areas of Expertise
Internet, Engineering, Events Planning/Organizing, technology, Lateral Thinking
An idea worth spreading
Before discussing anything, let's make sure we are both using the same dictionary!
I'm passionate about
Capturing beautiful moments with my camera lens. Specially by going to places I've never been to.
Talk to me about
TEDxRosario and what makes common sense so uncommon :)
People don't know I'm good at
Reading faces. Playing board games. Aligning planets the way I want! :)
My TED story
Following since early 2007. Wanting to do something like TED since 2004. I've organized 7 large TEDx events. Attended TED Active 2012, 2013 and 2014, TEDx Summit, and 10 other TEDx events, organized and hosted 3 TEDx Southern Cone Organizers Workshop (100 attendees from 35 TEDx events the last one). Gave a TEDx Talk.
I've translated 2 TED talks and 5 TEDx Talks
Started 1 conversation! :) Still not enough TED for me!