2014

Embrace Adversity

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. moving through adversity with courage can create a better world. Gerry Valentine is passionate about the power of business to solve society's most daunting problems—if it’s conducted responsibly and ethically. He works with inspired individuals and companies to help them accomplish amazing things. Although Gerry built a career in the prestigious Fortune 100 world, his life started in a very different place and the prospects didn't look good. In this inspiring TED Talk Gerry will discuss how adversity can become advantage, what he's learned from his own atypical path, and how moving through adversity with courage can create a better world. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)