Posts by Ian Bryan

WorldChanging: Update From Ian Bryan

WorldChanging Heats Up Go back to April of 2017. We were midway through logging a documentary film project for 7 Mindsets, and I found myself glued to the screen, scrubbing through video of the same interview over and over. Like many of our on-location shoots, this project was filmed in a school. And while educators almost…

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Conversations about changing the world

“The kind of conversation I like is one in which you are prepared to emerge a slightly different person” ~Theodore Zeldin I’ve always been inspired by the way our species has learned to live side-by-side, despite our wildly different realities. It is, perhaps, the greatest feat of evolution. I also believe that this reality-diversity is the most…

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World-Changing at the United Nations/Nexus

Last Thursday, I was a grateful delegate to the 7th annual Nexus Global Summit. Today, I’m on fire! Because I work in conferences all year long, it is rare that I wish to attend one. I let my membership with TED lapse starting in 2011, mostly because the working group component was fading and I don’t care to spend $10K per year being…

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SEL vs EdTech

Last year I waved goodbye to the edtech marketplace. It was a tough decision, partly because I absolutely love solving problems using technology as a lever and partly because I “grew up”, professionally speaking, in edtech. Leaving the industry wasn’t just hard, it was also risky. From 2004 through 2016, I launched 67 products from over…

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Filming in Schools

  I never imagined I would work in film. Sensible City has always been rooted in storytelling, and as our storytelling approach evolved, it made sense to build out an in-house production team. So we got started and purchased our gear. Once we launched, most of our production work involved filming in schools because 80%…

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Behind the scenes – Video in Elementary School

  Last week Jen and I met the “family” at Chattahoochee Elementary in suburban Atlanta, GA. This is a school where every child comes first. You can feel it from the moment you walk in the door. Principal Barbara Vella and the entire host community left a powerful imprint on our outreach team who spent…

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What is Ian doing?

Funny. Today I found myself needing to provide a BIO to do something I’d like to do. I hadn’t been asked for a bio in many, many years. I am happy to, but I have to give it thought. We measure people by their accomplishments. My accomplishments are mostly through my last company. A few…

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It got busy…/More coming…/Meet Valerie Lewis…

I left EXO U shortly after ISTE. Ormiboard lives on. After a whirl through SE Asia with my bride, which concluded in our epic move back to Asheville just in time for my birthday, I’ve set a goal to catch up on writing/blogging during November. PS I wrote a book – in the process of…

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