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Dream Big and Dare to Fail: Julian Monroe Fisher at TEDxInnsbruck

TEDxInnsbruck - Julian Monroe Fisher - Dream Big and Dare to FailExplorer and Anthropologist, US/AustriaJulian Monroe Fisher is a noted explorer and an Anthropologist who has conducted expeditions to more than ninety countries around the globe. He is a Fellow with The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in London and an International Fellow with the British Chapter of The Explorers Club in New York City.The goals and aspirations of explorers have always been all about being the first...In the 19th century Victorian age the foremost goals were such as finding the source of the River Nile and the scramble for Africa between the colonizers to capture at all cost the vast resources of the African continent.By the turn of the 20th century explorers raced for the last uncharted areas: the race between Norwegian explorer Amundsen and British Naval Officer Scott to reach the South Pole, the effort by Hollywood filmmaker Paul Louis Hoefler to be the first to drive coast to coast across the African continent and the chase between the Swiss and the Brits to be first to get to the top of Mount Everest. Until today the charge continues as a new age of explorers attempts to be the first. With little unknown areas left to explore, expeditions have become a pure challenge of the physical constitution, the mental state or the gear - solo, self powered and during the wrong season. The performers refer to themsleves as athletes. In other cases they turn into bizarre endeavours - the first to row backwards across the oceans, or the first hairdressers to reach the summit of Mount Everest using only the support of a solar powered blowdryer. But what does being first and winning the prize in exploration really amount to?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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