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2019 Speaker Interviews, Speakers, TEDxColumbus

A TEDxColumbus interview with Speaker Curt Moody, founder and CEO of the architecture firm Moody Nolan


TEDxColumbus: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

CM: I strongly believe that more is accomplished through

working together and utilizing the talents of others rather than only using your own.


TEDxColumbus: What do others consider to be the most surprising thing about you?

CM: Nothing surprising.


TEDxColumbus: Then can we ask, not even the fact that you played basketball at OSU? And designed the Value City Arena?

CM: Of course, you can ask that question.


TEDxColumbus: What inspired your interest in TEDxColumbus?

CM: The broad audience that attends and the coverage that it has received.


TEDxColumbus: What are you most looking forward to as a TEDxColumbus speaker?

CM: Exposing others to the possibilities that we all can contribute no matter what our position in life.


TEDxColumbus: What previous TED or TEDxColumbus talk was/is most meaningful for you?

CM: Jeanne Gang, Building communities through architecture


TEDxColumbus: Why would you encourage others to attend TEDxColumbus?

CM: To learn.


TEDxColumbus: What inspires you about the future of Columbus?

CM: The city is in a position for continuous growth in a positive way.


TEDxColumbus: If you could give advice to yourself as a high school student, what would it be?

CM: Persevere

Columbus: How did you select your career choice?

CM: I understood in the 7th grade what I wanted to do as a career.


TEDxColumbus: Who do you consider to be a mentor? Or who inspires you?

CM: Lewis Smoot Sr., Chairman and CEO of Smoot Construction


TEDxColumbus: What is your favorite book and why?

CM: The Bible- it strengthens me in the possibilities of what I can “achieve”.


And just for fun:

TEDxColumbus: Dog or Cat

CM: Cat


TEDxColumbus: Netflix or Theater

CM: Theater


TEDxColumbus: Form or Function

CM: Function


TEDxColumbus: Beach or Mountains

CM: Beach


TEDxColumbus: Big Party or Small Gathering

CM: Small Gathering


TEDxColumbus: Train or Plane

CM: Train