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2010 TEDxColumbus: What's Next

David Staley

David Staley cannot decide what he wants to do when he grow up, so he tried to do them all…
He is…

A scholar/ administrator: Director of the Goldberg Center and an adjunct associate professor in the department of history at The Ohio State University

A management consultant: Principal of The DStaley Group, thought leader with ThinkSmart Advisors, an associate with Futuring Associates

A writer: of two books, Computers, Visualization and History: How New Technology Will Transform Our Understanding of the Past and History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future.

And much, much more.

When dreaming about what’s next for Columbus, David Staley does not believe comparisons to Austin and Indianapolis should be involved. Armed with a strong belief that we can tackle breathtaking innovations that made cities like Florence famous, he claims it’s time for a perpetual conversation among our ‘translators.’ The results, he says, are potentially combustible.


Scholar, Consultant