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Friday, January 22, 2016

Unlocking the power to get things done | Carolyn Hayman | TEDxUCL


Published on Jan 13, 2015
talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED
Conferences. 'Give a man a fish and he eats for a day etc - we all know
that. But what if the man already knows how to fish? How can the aid
system stop destroying local initiative and instead unlock the power to
get things done? Watch this talk to hear some inspiring stories of local
ideas put into practice, and dos and don'ts for outsiders wishing to
support them.

Carolyn Hayman, OBE, serial entrepreneur, is
passionate about challenging received wisdom, and showcasing talent -
proving that seed investing can make a stellar return for VC investors,
showing how homeless young people in the UK can go to university or
demonstrating that local peacebuilding initiatives are often more
effective than the grand plans of outside organisations.

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)