Brian Smith is a catalyst, creating change in people, organizations, and communities. As a leader in creative problem solving, he helps people revive their natural creativity to produce bigger, better results.
Since 2009, Brian has been an active member of the TED community and is the founding curator of TEDxOmaha, which is an independently produced TEDx event. Brian serves on the Board of Trustees for the Business Ethics Alliance.
TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012
Areas of Expertise
Homeschooling, Branding & Brand Strategy, Marketing, Speaking and Training, Creativity
An idea worth spreading
Creativity is stronger than everything but fear.
I'm passionate about
locating and connecting remarkable people. Also, reading your retweets.
Talk to me about
the end of ownership, culture shifts, human behavior, creativity
People don't know I'm good at
tea tasting. I was responsible for product development for two years while in a retail tea company,
My TED story
"Jeff Han demos his breakthrough touchscreen" was my first TED talk. As I continued my love affair with TED and all the talented people it showcases, I licensed TEDxOmaha in 2009 and began producing the event for my community. A generous sponsor sent me to TEDActive2012, which cemented my commitment to Ideas Worth Spreading.