Kevin Kuske

Chief Brand Anthropologist, turnstone
Grand Rapids, MI, United States

About Kevin


Chief Brand Anthropologist -Turnstone, TEDActive
The world needs more entrepreneurs. We have enough problems. We need to solve more of them. We study, learn and help entrepreneurs be more successful by unlocking the promise of their people. A Steelcase INC brand.

Volunteer, Board, Capital Campaign Member, Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding,
Match up amazing people with equally amazing horses and magic happens. I am proud to be there to pick up after the horses and lend a smile, some encouragement and to watch these riders get stronger.

TED Conference

TEDActive 2013

Areas of Expertise

Intrapreneurship, Change

An idea worth spreading

Finding ways to fund non-profits without the eternal chase for funds. How many inspired, passionate volunteers burn out through fund raising instead of focusing on the causes that drive them. Let's find an answer NOW !

I'm passionate about

my family, sustainable life, design thinking, tough problems, creating change, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, technology, proud owner of a electric motorcycle and the worlds best electric car

Talk to me about

anything - how else would I learn !

My TED story

3 years of being part of TED mostly at a local effort through events like TEDx Boston, Midwest, Columbus, etc...

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Kevin Kuske
Posted over 2 years ago
"Why Can't We Solve Big Problems?"
Great topic ! I would love to hear the dialog from this but I will be in Palm Springs. I personally believe one the problems is that we don't have a way to get the people involved to understand the problem, with the same assumptions. Einstein said, "If I had one hour to save the world, I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution." For these big issues the conversation starts with the solutions, not a common understanding of the problem. The people arguing over the issues have not even agreed upon the same question first. Good luck !