2011 Archives

TEDxSMU Tuesdays

March 29: Focusing on John Wooden's theory of true success

March 25, 2011

TEDxSMU DALLAS (SMU) – Guest moderators from across campus will lead discussions on their favorite TEDTalks as the weekly brown bag lunch, video and discussion series continues.

Dr. Lori White, Vice President for Student Affairs, will moderate a discussion on basketball coaching legend John Wooden's famous TED talk about the true meaning of success from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Caruth Hall’s Innovation Gym.

"With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom," said Natalie Stalmach, assistant director of TEDxSMU and TEDxKIDS@SMU.

On Screen “John Wooden on true success” John Wooten at TEDx
John Wooden
Date: Tuesday, March 29
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Innovation Gym in Caruth Hall
SMU campus in Dallas
3145 Dyer St., Dallas
Price: Free

Visitor parking in Binkley Garage.
See http://smu.edu/maps/flash/

Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," Wooden won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat in college basketball history. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games and he was named national coach of the year six times.

Wooden, who died June 4, 2010, was renowned for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players, including his "Pyramid of Success." These often were directed at how to be a success in life as well as in basketball.

TEDxSMU and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab teams host the weekly brown bag lunch series centered on watching and discussing a TEDTalk from the TED.com archives. Each week features a different TEDTalk, and all members of the SMU and Dallas communities are welcome. The programs are free.

Future TEDTalk Tuesdays (topics to be announced later) :

  • April 12 — Corporate Communications Professor Rita Kirk
  • April 26 — Physics Professor Fred Olness

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