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TED Talk: Change Behavior - Change the World


Joseph Grenny, New York Times bestselling author and behavior change expert, tells the story of Jane, a woman born in the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. As a child, Jane was sexually molested by her father, had her first baby at age 13, is now a mother of four, worked as a prostitute to support her family on 50 cents a day, and is HIV positive. The world couldn't be more bleak for Jane and the tens of thousands of young African girls with her same story. But, Jane completely changed her life. By changing her behavior, she left the slum, moved into a house, and brought herself out of extreme poverty and prostitution. Joseph walks you through Jane's inspiring transformation while identifying the remarkably simple science of behavior change she implemented along the way. With just a few simple principles founded in decades of the best social science, we can literally change the world by changing behavior. 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.
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Over the past twenty years, Joseph Grenny has taught and advised more than one hundred thousand leaders on every major continent from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised CEOs and senior executives on more than a dozen major change initiatives--receiving credit from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' President as a key factor in helping the organization win the $200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program.
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Change Management
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