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The story of one moving from being a teacher to a brewer. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was the beer that turned Erik Hystad onto Craft Beer. He was raised in a blue-collar home of die hard Bud Light drinkers, who would enjoy a Corona with a lime on special occasions. As the craft beer revolution grew, so did Erik’s love for the new and interesting flavors in craft beer. After dabbling in home brewing for a few years, Erik decided to go pro and joined the production team at Blackfoot River Brewing Company as an assistant brewer in 2012. He became a brewer in 2013 and still works there today. When he is not at the Blackfoot working or enjoying a beer with friends, Erik loves hiking and biking on the Helena trail system with his dog Pokey, his wife Steph and his new son Thor. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Sam talks passionately about "Growing Up: A Business. Collaboration versus Competition. Sam Calagione is the founder and President of Dogfish Head. Sam got the brewing bug back in the early 1990s while working at a bar in NYC that featured microbrewed beer. After a number of homebrew batches, Sam put his English degree to the test while writing the brewpub business plan. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Is it really possible to slow down time? No but it will appear that you can slow down time. In fact you are just thinking and acting faster as a result of greater consciousness of your thoughts. Manage the energy of your thoughts. As a result you minimize your challenges, and direct your experience towards the results your desire. You will feel more positive and in control in every facet of your life. Penny Zenker is a sought after strategic business coach, experiential trainer and best-selling author of “The Productivity Zone: Stop the Tug of War with Time”. Penny helps business leaders think and act more strategically and more consciously to impact all areas of their lives. Penny Zenker is a strategic business coach, trainer and best selling author of “The Productivity Zone: Stop the Tug of War with Time”. Penny will share how greater self-awareness in the moment will slow time and improve your productivity. Her motto is “Every Day is Game Day”. To help people think and act more strategically in the moment she has created the P10 productivity accelerator. Her system is derived from her personal experiences building up and later selling a multi-million dollar business, as a senior executive at one of the world's largest market research companies and working with business leaders all over the world as a Tony Robbins Business Coach. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
For the past three years, Sébastien, co-founder of the Brussels Beer Project, has promoted a new beer culture in the heart of Belgium, renowned for its traditional beer scene. Welcome to Belgian Beer 2.0 made of co-creation, crowdsourcing and food waste turned into delicious craft beer! In this talk, Sébastien explores how the craft beer movement is disrupting the Old World of beer and how this could be just the beginning of a new era where we'll see a generation of hypertasters cracking the code of flavour with a whole new 360 tasting experience. Sébastien Morvan is a Brussels-based entrepreneur in the craft beer market. Sébastien is the co-founder of the Brussels Beer Project, an innovative craft brewery based on co-creation featured by media such as Forbes, WSJ and The Guardian for its ambition to shake up the conservative European brewing scene. Before this, he gained diverse experience as an Investment Banker in London, a microfinance officer in Buenos Aires and a consultant on entrepreneurship in Brazil. During his studies, he worked at Ashoka headquarters in DC and social entrepreneurship had an influential role in his way to address the craft beer market & economics in general. He graduated with a MSc in Management from ESSCA Business School (France) and a MA in International Relations from SAIS/Johns Hopkins University (US). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Adam Williams takes a traditional concept from economics (i.e., the network economy) and applies it to an unlikely industry (i.e., microbreweries). He shows us how, by working together, small brewers are able to compete with multi-national breweries.
Williams asks us to consider the idea that collaboration can be a new kind of monopoly. And perhaps cut-throat competition is not the path to growth that the experts have always assumed.
Adam J. Williams is an Erie, PA native, a Penn State Behrend alumnus, and a semi-professional beer drinker. As an attorney, he represents companies of all shapes and sizes. He also represents individuals in a variety of lawsuits and real estate transactions. His TED Talk will take a traditional concept from economics (i.e., the network economy) and apply it to an unlikely industry (i.e., microbreweries). By working together, small brewers are able to compete with multi-national breweries. Adam would like people to consider the idea that collaboration can be a new way to achieve a monopoly. Perhaps cut-throat competition is not the path to growth that the experts have always assumed.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx