Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Power of Consumerism

The Power of Consumerism

In this talk, Daniel Dubois helps us open our minds on the power of consumerism. Take a moment to discover how you can create the world you want to see. Daniel is a passionate social entrepreneur and changemaker who is currently buildling a world of unlimited access to adventure through ShareShed. He spoke on stage at We Day, received a monthly grant from the Austrian government to conduct research on the European sharing economy, and traveled to over 25 countries. Daniel was chosen for The Next Big Thing Young Entrepreneurs in Residence at Hootsuite’s HQ as well as a Canadian G20 delegate. In his spare time, you can find Daniel coaching basketball to the children of False Creek and exploring the local mountains. 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


Saving the Environment from Consumerism | Breton Lorway | TEDxCushingAcademy


n this talk, Breton Lorway examines the effects of American Consumerism on the environment. Breton Lorway is a four-year senior at Cushing Academy, and a day student from Princeton, Massachusetts. Being from a small woodsy town, she’s grown up learning to love the earth. She is excited to voice this passion of hers at the TEDx conference, and hopes to further her relationship with the earth by majoring in environmental studies in college. 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

Consumer Culture: The Day Your Baby's Wardrobe Became Better Than Yours 


The way we consume clothes and many other products today creates too many casualties and too few winners. Nonetheless, we have embraced the buy-and-throw-away society for years, as sustainable consumption was perceived by many as inconvenient and expensive. However, critical consumers and daring entrepreneurs have paved the way for a new consumption model, Sustainability 2.0: sustainable consumption without compromise. Vigga Svensson has managed to offer sustainable products that are easier, cheaper and of better quality than their less sustainable counterparts, in the most wasteful industry around: textiles. Vigga Svensson is a prominent entrepreneur, who has spent the last 12 years on developing business models that foster sustainable consumption. Vigga has a firm belief that sustainability no longer entails compromises on price and quality, and is dedicating her career to spreading this message across the world.



How stores track your shopping behavior 

| Ray Burke

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Why are companies so intent on using technology to track our behavior? Our actions reveal what we desire, how we shop, and why we buy. Retailers can now learn so much more about shopper behavior than ever before, and while these “big data” applications create concerns about privacy, the detailed data can be used to design stores, product offerings and promotions that connect with our interests, speed up the shopping process, and help us find items we will buy. These new tools are critical to improving store efficiency and shoppability; and offer a vision of the future of retailing. Raymond R. Burke (Bloomington, IN USA) is the E.W. Kelley Professor of Business Administration at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and founding director of the School’s Customer Interface Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility for investigating how customers interact with new retail environments and technologies. His research focuses on understanding the influence of point-of-purchase factors–including new products, product packaging, pricing, promotions, assortments, and displays–on consumer shopping behavior. Dr. Burke has served on the faculties of the Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. His articles have appeared in several major journals, including the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing, and Marketing Science. 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)

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