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Defeating the Inner Imposter That Keeps Us from Being Successful: Knatokie Ford at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Dr. Knatokie Ford – Founder and CEO of Fly Sci Enterprise How many of you loved math as a kid? No? Okay. Now, how many of you were maybe in the other bucket, and you probably didn’t like math as much, and you maybe felt like, “Hey, maybe I’m not a ‘math person.'” Unfortunately, we have a …

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What Animals are Thinking and Feeling, and Why It Should Matter: Carl Safina at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Carl Safina – TRANSCRIPT We start with a simple question: “Does my pet really love me, or does she just want a treat?” Obviously, she really loves us. Obviously, right? How do we know what’s really going on in those furry little heads? Something is going on. Why is the question always “Do they love me?” …

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How It All Started: The Story of Polyface Farm by Joel Salatin at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Host: Our next speaker will be Joel Salatin who is a farmer, lecturer, and author, whose books include “You Can Farm”, and “Salad Bar Beef”. Salatin raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his farm in Virginia. His farm is featured in the book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and …

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How I Gamed Online Data to Meet My Match: Amy Webb at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Amy Webb – American futurist So, my name is Amy Webb and my story starts six years ago. I was in not the best relationship although it started really well and I thought that the person I was with was the person I would wind up marrying and our relationship came to a somewhat abrupt end. …

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I Was Human Trafficked for 10 Years. We Can Do More to Stop It: Barbara Amaya at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Barbara Amaya – TRANSCRIPT A 15-year-old-girl, alone, confused, sad, addicted, and trafficked on the streets of New York City. She hears sirens in the background, and she knows what that means. It means “Run!” So she and all the other young women out on the track run, but they’re not fast enough. The police come, …

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Be Suspicious of Stories: Tyler Cowen at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Tyler Cowen – American economist In normal times, a blog written by an economist might not get that much attention, but our next presenter’s blog, called Marginal Revolution, is quite popular, and he writes a column for the New York Times, called the Economic Scene, here to explain the world to us in terms of the …

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Erica Frenkel: Demonstrating the Universal Anesthesia Machine at TEDxMidAtlantic 2011 (Transcript)

Erica Frenkel – TRANSCRIPT I’m going to talk to that guy, I need one of those bottles for my apartment in Park Slope. Thanks for having me. I’m going to talk to you today about the design of medical technology for low-resource settings. Some of the countries that Arun just highlighted that were dark in …

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Creating an STD-Free Generation: Jessica Ladd at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 (Transcript)

Jessica Ladd – TRANSCRIPT Hello. So, sex is awesome, right? Like, it’s really awesome that we get to have sex with other people. But there are things about sex that are less awesome. Things like STDs. STDs are not awesome. And I grew up in a generation where a quarter of us were infected with …

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Obesity is a National Security Issue: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 (Transcript)

Lieutenant General Mark Hertling – TRANSCRIPT Hello, my name’s Hertling and I’m a soldier and — you probably could tell that. I’ve been in the military for 38 years. I’m thinking of making it a career. I have seen — I have seen and studied and analysed all types of security threats. I’ve fought in …

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The Mindset of a Future Entrepreneur: Chef Geoff Tracy at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 (Transcript)

Chef Geoff Tracy – TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon. This is a photo of the most important day of my career. It was the day I became an entrepreneur. It was opening day. June 2nd, 2000 and I was 27 years old. That’s me in the tie. That was the last day I wore a tie in …

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The Illusion of Being Connected: Gen. McChrystal at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Gen. McChrystal – TRANSCRIPT Thanks. The reality is we’re in a country and a society where you tend to want more. You want more money, you want more friends, you want more shoes, in case of my wife, I think that’s not possible. But if you have soaring ambitions, what you really want is you …

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Saving the Oceans Can Feed the World: Jackie Savitz at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Jackie Savitz – TRANSCRIPT Hi everyone. Saving the oceans is more than an ecological desire, it’s more than a thing we’re doing because we want to create jobs for fishermen or preserve fishermen’ jobs. It’s more than an economic pursuit. Saving the oceans can feed the world. Let me show you how. As you know, …

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