Robin Burk
“The Hidden Vulnerabilities of Our Amazing Interconnected World (And What to Do)”
TEDxWilmingtonLive: Age of Amazement
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Wilmington Friends School MORE INFO

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Centuries ago the French polymath Blaise Pascal ended a letter to a friend by apologizing for its length. “If I’d had more time,” he is said to have written, “I could have made this shorter.”

He would have the same challenge with a TEDx talk.  Getting that single important idea conveyed clearly, with examples, but without distracting details and side paths, takes work.

It also takes feedback from a variety of others. The TEDxWilmington tribe volunteers long hours to review informal videos of upcoming talks and respond to them. In my case, we learned that a personal story I opened with was too impactful –  it sent some listeners down a traumatic memory path of their own and distracted from the main idea and the intended takeaway. So back to the editing screen …..

Ideas don’t grow in a vacuum. Neither do good TEDx talks. I’m grateful to the people who’ve taken time to read, to listen, and to respond.


From her early days writing code in Silicon Valley through her time as an executive, research leader and consultant, Dr. Robin Burk has been on the cutting edge of change. She’s had bottom line P&L responsibility, managed diverse workforces, taught university level students, and consulted to business owners and executives. Today her mission is to help people and organizations thrive in the face of rapid, disruptive change and the uncertainty it brings.  Robin is an expert in cutting-edge mathematics and science about how the complex systems we rely on work – what makes them robust or vulnerable.  READ MORE

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