Despite the cold weather on Friday, several folks braved the elements and came to Geekdom for the TEDWomen Watch Party. We watched several talks from the TEDWomen livestream, including: Diana Nyad, Journalist and Swimmer, sharing her inspiring, surprising thoughts on motivation and achievement after swimming solo from Cuba to the U.S. in her 60s. Dava Newman, Space Suit Designer, who integrates beautiful mathematics
Welcome guest blogger Vanessa Rogers. Rogers, after getting a Communication Studies degree from the University of Texas at Austin, spent three years teaching English in Chile and South Korea after a study abroad program in Italy stirred her wanderlust. She is currently studying in an international MBA program at UTSA to expand her skillset and to one day own her own business. I heard about TedxSanAntonio through the
The big day is near. If you’re participating in the epic-ness that is TEDxSanAntonio, here are a few tips to make the most of your experience. 1. Arrive early. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Allow time to park and walk a few minutes to the Dicke Art Building. Grab a cup of coffee and meet some new people. 2. Stay until the very end. Serendipity rules at TEDxSanAntonio. The speaker you are least interested in hearing
Want to be involved in TEDxSanAntonio but can’t quite figure out how? We’ve got a perfect opportunity for you. It takes a village to put on TEDxSanAntonio, and we’re looking for a few good men (and women). Don your volunteer hat and sign up today to work on Saturday, October 15 during the event. There are opportunities for everyone, so no matter your talent, we’re sure to have a need to fill.
TEDxSanAntonio 2011 is moving full steam ahead to deliver a rockstar line up of speakers October 15 at the Stieren Auditorium, on the campus of Trinity University. Attendees will take in a variety of compelling talks: Tales of escape from the killing fields of Cambodia The beat of Tejano music and the soul of Xicano One leader’s drive to change the lives of disadvantaged women, one business outfit at a time Add
Jorge Amodio is the chief technology evangelist at LJCV Electronics. In the 80s, he was involved in the early stages of Internet in Argentina. Lately, in San Antonio, he’s been working on the R&D side of embedded microcontroller applications. Last year, Jorge attended his first TEDx event ever in San Antonio and he blogs about his meaningful experience here. A couple of years after I moved to San Ant
Michael B. Maine Media Justice League showed this video to conclude a media literacy course we taught at the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV). I don’t want to spoil the presentation, but listen to the message Porter sends to both men and women. Pay special attention to the audience’s reactions during the talk. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Michael B. Maine “The first follower is what transforms a loan nut into a leader.” -Derek Sivers The video below is of a Derek Sivers’ presentation at TED. He speaks about the important of the first leader. We often talk about leadership, but often forget about the importance of followers. Sometimes it’s more courageous to be the first follower than the first leader. Watch more thought provoking videos and engage in
This is the back of the card of a TED employee. I think this says it all. If only more businesses had taglines like this. If only more businesses lived this type of philosophy. If only more businesses operated like this. Think of what we could accomplish together. Michael Maine is the founder and chief strategy officer of Menrva Labs , working with small businesses and non-profits to build sustainable business
Michael B. Maine Now, I’ve never watched a Star Wars movie (I know. I actually have been living under a rock), but I was readingSex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, by Chuck Klosterman where I came across Jedi Master Yoda’s quote, “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try.’” At that point I put the book down and reflected on what I just read. I agree with Yoda. When we attempt something, we have to pursue it as though there is no opt