John Pollack spoke about the power of analogies. He used an analogy to solidify a job as a presidential speechwriter and now he continues to explore how analogies may be the key to changing the world. A native Ann Arborite, John Pollack is an insightful individual and a masterful storyteller, having used his talents as the former presidential speechwriter for former United States president Bill Clinton. He now uses his writing prowess as a consultant, having served several Fortune 500 companies, non profits, and major philanthropists over the last 15 years. His latest works involve studying the powers of analogies and language in shaping our society around us.
John also has some expertise as an engineer, having built and successfully sailed a 22-foot Viking ship in Portugal, affectionately called ‘The Cork Boat” due to it mainly being composed of wine corks. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx