Born in Texas. Military-pilot father, meaning different house and new school every 2 years. Went to semi-snotty eastern boarding school + small, eastern liberal-arts college. Straight job for several years in direct marketing/catalog world at Horchow. Consulted in that field for Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â±20 years. Lucky to have Stanley Marcus and Roger Horchow as colleagues and mentors for a number of years. Then had heart attack and open heart surgery nearly 10 years ago; with lengthy, problematic rehab. Eventually found myself sick, poor, single. Started teaching, tutoring, listening, fantasizing about educational ideas for young kids. Enamored of KIPP, TFA, Harlem Success, UPLIFT, and their siblings/cousins. Ethical TED [redacted]. Curated TEDxRADED in Dallas; February 4, 2012. TEDxRADED2 coming March 9, in Dallas.
Educational possibilities; Strange loops; Zimbardo's good folks doing bad things; extensions of Helen Fisher's hormonal-archetype ideas; Archie Brownlee/Jesse Winchester/Buddy Flett/Jill Sobule.
a) Children can learn much more complex material than is generally thought. b) Helen Fisher's four-part division into archetypes dominated by dopamine, estrogen, testosterone, or serotonin obsoletes about 90% of all personality theories currently in books. c) Contrary to what our parents told us, running with scissors is the best...
Brief responsesâ€”primarily because I am not.
TEDActive 2013 is my 21st TEDxxx event. Ginger Reeder encouraged me to sneak into the Mickey Hart drum circle on the beach at Monterey on Friday evening of TED2005. I did. They started requiring picture ID's after that. Too late, I was hookedâ€”three Monterey TED's, one Long Beach TED, a TEDGlobal in Oxford, a TEDGlobal in Arusha, four TEDxSMU's, four TEDxSMU/KIDS, one TEDxRADED, one TEDxCollegeMound, and a TEDXRADED2 coming the weekend after TEDActive.
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