Ryan Smith

Accenture Consulting
Zionsville, IN, United States

About Ryan

Bio

Linkedin.com/in/RyanTylerSmith

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Systems Integration, Financial Consultant, Innovation Consulting, Analytics and Predictive Modeling, Lean Startup Methodologies

An idea worth spreading

Culture change is the answer to the world's most intransigent problems.

I'm passionate about

global issues, local issues, relationships, understanding happiness. The world does what it does through organizations, and I want to make the world happen through them.

Universities

Purdue University

Talk to me about

SMALL TALK: cars, music, travel, beer, books BIG TALK: business / investment / non-profit ideas, consulting needs, philosophy, psychology, economics, entrepreneurship, anthropology, politics, religion

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ryan Smith
Posted over 1 year ago
Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?
This is a huuge insight! If we someday invent useful AI that uses neural networks, this provides a guide for how many nodes are necessary for human-like learning & behavior... and for superhuman ability. Is anyone currently trying to build AI with 100 billion nodes? I don't suppose this is possible yet.
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Posted over 1 year ago
Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?
Only nations with per capita income above $6000/yr are likely to be able to sustain democracy. Wow! What an insight. This is a powerful talk, and this insight alone has shifted my paradigm in the way I understand government and economics in developing nations. Great job, Dambisa!!
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Ryan Smith
Posted over 2 years ago
Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
Wow! This is the most coherent, persuasive, and inspiring proposal for American political reform that I have ever heard. I am blown away. If you loved this talk (or even if you didn't) PLEASE post the following message on your Facebook page, and send it to your followers and network in every venue. My response was overwhelmingly positive: "If you want to make the world a better place for yourself, your family, your friends, or ANYONE... then know this: "Voting for candidates that support 'SMALL DOLLAR FUNDED ELECTIONS' and 'CITIZEN-FUNDED CAMPAIGNS' is the best way to support ANY cause." http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html This video is Poitics 101 - UNCENSORED. Please watch it if you care AT ALL about your country or about making the world a better place. 1. This message is for ALL parties. The only agenda being pushed is positive change. 2. If you are passionate about something, if you love America, if you hate corruption, if you have an opinion on gay marriage, if you support financial reform, if you think that govt processes are broken, or if you want to make the world a better place in any way... know that everyone who really wants to make a difference votes for SMALL DOLLAR FUNDED ELECTIONS and CITIZEN-FUNDED CAMPAIGNS, not for corruption. 3. If you can't find it in your heart to FINISH watching this SHORT talk... then please at least take the following message into your heart: "0.05% of Americans control MOST of our election outcomes. Unless YOU vote for candidates that support changing this it will. not. change." If you care about anything... I repeat ANYTHING, that the govt has control of... Watch. This. Video, because it will show you how YOUR VOTE and THIS MESSAGE will help YOUR cause more than any. other. thing that you can do. If any talk, any cause deserves a standing ovation... it's this one!" Suggestions??
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Ryan Smith
Posted about 3 years ago
Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat
"I am confident that there is no other individual who would make better decisions than I would." Alek, thanks for your contribution. I couldn't help but reread the sentence above in amazement considering that I couldn't possibly disagree with you more. You would be growing your own food, making your own soap, and making hides from your bushmeat if you didn't trust a world-wide economy of billions of people to make better decisions than you do in their respective fields every day. Over and over I have heard the most respected and most successful people in history giving credit mostly if not only to those that they learned from. Furthermore if I am ever fortunate enough to be the best at anything in my life for any amount of time I will leave it to others to say so...
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Ryan Smith
Posted about 5 years ago
Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents
One could do worse by offering scathing yet intelligent criticism than saying nothing at all. Tact is a skill that allows one to elicit a more desirable result from a situation than could be received from brute force. It considers the color, feel, and smell of the situation and attempts to approach from the most advantageous direction. One should use tact when providing constructive criticism if the intent is truly to be "nice", to help.
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Posted about 5 years ago
Susan Shaw: The oil spill's toxic trade-off
How can we bring mainstream media's attention to this?? Right now they are happy to report about less surface oil, and most people are ignorant about the use of dispersants. Do we need to put this on WikiLeaks to get attention?!