TED at UPS 2015

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TED@UPS: What Happens When Pigs Fly?

Since these new consumer expectations are not going away, something’s got to give.

Summary:  “That will happen when pigs fly!” How many times have you heard that in your life? I heard it when I was a kid and tried to build a hovercraft from my Mom’s vacuum cleaner. I still hear it today from time to time. It’s what practical people say to dreamers. They’re often right…but […]

TED@UPS: Flying Above Fear

I’ll never forget the day and the feeling of freedom.

Summary: For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to fly. It started with a photo in a Christmas catalogue that triggered a dream that would one day become reality. Flying lessons were not cheap. I worked multiple odd jobs and saved every penny. My parents, who respected my dream, helped as much as […]

TED@UPS: Following Your Heart, Not the Rules

My orders were clear, but I followed my heart.

Summary: When do you play by the rules, and when should you write your own to fight for what you believe in? I faced this dilemma early in my career. It was the summer of 1993, I was a 26 year old foreign service officer that had just taken a position at one of the […]

TED@UPS: The Key to Solving Hunger

How can we get food to the 800 million hungry people in the world?

From the Editor: Today marks the beginning of a three-week TED@UPS marathon on Longitudes. During that time, we will post videotaped talks from 13 amazing individuals. Join us each day for something new. Summary: From the air, Dadaab isn’t visible – and then it slowly comes into focus. The huge empty expanse of red dust looks like a terracotta platter […]

TED@UPS Highlights

Follow this feed to get live updates from the TED@UPS conference on September 2, 2015. #TEDatUPS

Did you miss the live TED@UPS updates? Don’t worry– we have you covered. Check out this post to get the play-by-play from September’s big event. (pro tip: start at the bottom and read up, each speaker is time-stamped.) Let us know what you think on Twitter by sharing the hashtag #TEDatUPS [LIVE BLOG FROM EVENT] […]