TED at UPS 2015

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TED@UPS Speaker: Jared Hill

“No” was the obvious and easy answer, while “yes” seemed silly and deeply irresponsible.

UPS pilot Jared Hill and his wife had a dream to help families in war-torn Uganda – but it seemed downright foolish. For Hill, like so many people, “no” was the obvious and easy answer, while “yes” seemed silly and deeply irresponsible. But Hill and his wife couldn’t ignore the pull – how did they go […]

TED@UPS Speaker: Kelly Lepley

The things we choose to hide — or embrace — can ultimately define who we are.

Pain can make us selfish, while truly becoming oneself has the potential to make us selfless in ways we never imagined. In this deeply personal talk, UPS pilot Kelly Lepley considers how the things we choose to hide – or embrace – can ultimately define who we are. With a steadfast commitment to a single path that […]

TED@UPS Speaker: Laura Lane

What qualities are crucial to leading effectively in our most difficult moments?

In 1994, Laura Lane helped more than 250 Americans escape Rwanda during the start of the Rwandan Genocide. Through a harrowing story of great personal courage, Laura explores the qualities that are crucial to leading effectively in our most difficult moments. From 1990-1997, Lane was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, stationed at the […]

TED@UPS Speaker: Jack Levis

How we can persist — when everyone around us says stop.

  True innovation is risky. Not only to your reputation, but also to your sense of self. Starting in 2003, Jack Levis led the development of ORION. An optimized routing system that has been called the world’s largest operation research project, ORION is systematically transforming how UPS drivers do their job. At the center of […]

TED@UPS Speaker: Mark Modesti

Why brutal honesty and the fearless search for trouble can save a company

Professional troublemaker Mark Modesti uses examples from business, his personal life, and even Abraham Lincoln to explain why brutal honesty and the fearless search for trouble can save a company (and even a family and a country) before trouble hunts you down. 29 years ago, Mark Modesti was a driver at UPS. Today, he uses […]