A TEDxColumbus interview with Speaker Dr. Tim Raderstorf the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
TEDxColumbus: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
TR: I’m a husband, soon-to-be father of three, and all-around curious guy. Many twists and turns led me to a career in nursing, where I became the first nurse named a Chief Innovation Officer in academia. Truthfully, I’ve gotten really lucky in my life. Some of that luck resulted just from getting started and staying naïve enough to keep going. A healthy combination of naiveté and curiosity has led me to try things well beyond my scope, like build my own garage, start businesses, and found a maker-space. I’ve learned to “trust my instincts, close my eyes, and leap.”
TEDxColumbus: What do others consider to be the most surprising thing about you?
TR: I’m a nurse, really, I’m actually a nurse.
TEDxColumbus: What inspired your interest in TEDxColumbus?
TR: I truly believe that everyone has a great idea to change the world; they just don’t know where to begin. I hope my story gives others the confidence to take their first steps toward changing the world.
TEDxColumbus: What previous TED or TEDxColumbus talk was most meaningful to you?
TR: The first TED talk I ever saw was Simon Sinek’s How Great Leaders Inspire Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4
His Golden Circle approach was life-changing and inspiring.
TEDxColumbus: What inspires you about the future of Columbus?
TR: We’ve built one of the most collaboratively-competitive environments in the world. Our desire to help others succeed will be the foundation of Columbus’ success over the next 10 years.
TEDxColumbus: When you host visitors from outside of Columbus, where will you typically take them?
TR: The North Market
TEDxColumbus: If you could give advice to yourself as a high school student, what would it be?
TR: Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up and take more risks.
TEDxColumbus: How did you select your career choice?
TR: It took me a long time and in many ways the nursing profession selected me. I went from wanting to be a doctor, then a teacher, then a nurse. No I am a Doctor/Nurse/Professor/Chief Innovation Officer. Weird.
And just for fun:
TEDxColumbus: Dog or Cat
TEDxColumbus: Netflix or Theater
TEDxColumbus: Facebook or Twitter
TEDxColumbus: Form or Function
TEDxColumbus: Beach or Mountain
TEDxColumbus: Big Party or Small Gathering
TR: Small Gathering
TEDxColumbus: Summer or Winter