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TEDxSelfDesignHigh - James Baker - 05/01/10

James Baker James Baker retired to Nelson so he can get to know his three youngest grandchildren. He grew up on a farm in Alberta and left it as soon as he could. Now he is belatedly learning how to grow veggies! While attending Technical School in Calgary he met his teacher-wife to whom he is indebted for making sure he continued his varied education—psychology, engineering, and health care. Like someone said, When I came to a fork in the road I took it. He didn't realize it, but James has been co-creating all his life, and building things ever since he was two years old. For over twenty years he had his own business, then a second one with a partner, making food machinery, large and small, in Vancouver. In mid-life, having become interested in massage as a vocation, he was convinced by his famous old doctor mentor in New Jersey to become a chiropractor. For the next twenty-five years he became a faculty member in National University of Health Sciences in a Chicago suburb, teaching, and working in their Research Department on research projects and presentations, and using his technical skills to make needed research equipment. He is presently working on his Twenty Year Plan. Instead of looking for perfection, James thinks we are here to create it. 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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