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The Art of Making Impossible, Possible by Ingrid Vanderveldt (Full Transcript)

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Full transcript of Ingrid Vanderveldt’s TEDx Talk: The Art of Making Impossible, Possible at TEDxFiDiWomen Conference. This event occurred on December 1, 2011 in San Francisco.

Listen to the MP3 Audio here: The art of making impossible, possible: Ingrid Vanderveldt at TEDxFiDiWomen


I mean what a treat but also kind of scary to go after SARK and then TBird, they were amazing, thank you. Whoo!

Okay, so before I get into my presentation, what I’m really curious about, given that this is TEDx for Women: How many women out there think that women are key to our global sustainable future? Raise your hand. Whoo! I do too. That’s pretty much everybody in the room.

Okay. Well. Good news. For many, many years, I’ve built and sold a number of companies, and as they’ve mentioned I hosted a show at CNBC, and I’ve been fortunate to do a number of different things in my life and in my career that have been a lot of fun for me. And people have always asked, “Ingrid, how do you make the impossible possible, how do you do this?” And I’ve never felt like I really had a good answer because I thought, well, you just kind of do it. And after years of really kind of doing it, there really is an art and a science to it — an art and a science to making the impossible possible.

Today, we’re going to talk about the art, because I dare to say, that the science piece, which I’d love to talk about at some point as well, without the art, it really is almost impossible to make the impossible possible. And the reason that this is important now, is because the last company that I built and sold last summer, it was a green energy company. And when I was doing this company, last fall, I really stopped and said, “Universe, what is it that I need to do next? What do you need me to hear?” And I really clearly heard, “Ingrid, everything that you’ve been doing in your life to date has been leading up to where you’re going to go now.”

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