I’m an American thought leader and pioneer on the subjects of human, organizational and societal development and health. I write about the role that integrity, dignity, sanity play, as well as, on the topics of spirituality, faith, freedom, happiness, problem solving and risk taking. I produce and deliver original, world-class commentaries on business, political, social and spiritual matters to a global audience of world leaders, chief executives and key decision makers, top faculty and notables in the fields of academia, banking, business, foundations, government (including heads of state, lawmakers and governors), healthcare, media, non-profits and policy institutes.
Since February 2007, I have been living life as a philosopher and writer. Each month, I produce a commentary on business, political, social and spiritual matters. My following has grown to over eighteen thousand contacts including heads of state, their foreign ministers and their ambassadors to the U.S., attorneys, business executives, clergy, major foundations (Kettering, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundations Network, Peter G. Peterson, Pew Charitable Trust, Rockefeller, Charles and Helen Schwab and the Turner Foundation), governors, state and federal judges and lawmakers, media and Washington DC policy institutes of which fourteen thousand are PhDs teaching at more than ninety colleges and universities, in thirteen countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuwait.
Included are fourteen nationally top-ranked university professors — Emory University’s Patrick N. Allitt, PhD (UC Berkeley), University of Toronto’s Kenneth R. Bartlett, PhD (Toronto), University of Pennsylvania’s Thomas Childers, PhD (Harvard), Tufts University’s Daniel W. Drezner (Stanford), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Bart D. Ehrman, PhD (Princeton), University of Virginia’s Gary W. Gallagher, PhD (U.Texas @Austin), Emory University’s Luke Timothy Johnson, PhD (Yale), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Lloyd Kramer, PhD (Cornell), American University’s Allan Lichtman, PhD (Harvard), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Jodi Magness, PhD (Penn), Oxford University’s Daniel Robinson, PhD (CUNY), University of Virginia’s Peter L. Rodriguez (Princeton), University of Pennsylvania’s David B. Ruderman, PhD (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), University of Pennsylvania’s Jonathan Steinberg, PhD (Cambridge).
Among the schools are forty-five world-class universities with over eleven thousand physicians, professors and researchers at Harvard College, Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health (over 2,000), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Sloan School of Management, Yale College, Yale Law School, Stanford, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley School of Law, Princeton, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Columbia, Columbia Business School, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia Law School, Penn, The Wharton School (Penn), Penn Law School, Penn Medical School, Duke, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Chicago, Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago Law School, Cornell, Cornell Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, NYU School of Law, Brown, Emory, Emory Law School, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Virginia (UVa), UVa Darden School of Business, UVa Law School, UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA School of Law, USC Marshall School of Business, USC School of Law, Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, Tufts’ The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Dartmouth, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business, Cambridge, Cambridge Faculty of Law, Oxford, Oxford Faculty of Law, University College London (UCL), UCL Faculty of Law, London Business School, London School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, INSEAD, École Normale Supérieure-Paris (ENS-Paris), École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Amsterdam Faculty of Law, Leiden, ETH Zurich, Freie Universität Berlin, Toronto, McGill, British Columbia, Australian National University (ANU), ANU College of Law, ANU School of Public Policy, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the University of Hong Kong (HKU), HKU Business and Economics, HKU Faculty of Law. Among the entire audience, my retention rate exceeds 99.7% (as of 6/15).
Other notables receiving my essays include the former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who served in the Clinton Administration (1997-2000), and is currently a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, Boston University’s Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Tufts University President Lawrence S. Bacow, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, M.D. (R), Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, economist and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Dr. Alan Blinder of Princeton University, Columbia University in the City of New York President Lee C. Bollinger, Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute and Fox News contributor John Bolton, Fabrice Brégier — CEO of Airbus, Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO Dr. David G. Bronner, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R), James B. Bullard, President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, Philip J. Burguières – Vice Chairman of the NFL’s Houston Texans, Gary D. Burnison — CEO of Korn/Ferry International, former two-term West Virginia Governor and College Board President Gaston Caperton, Jim Clifton, Chairman – Gallup Organization, Gary D. Cohn — President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, Delos (“Toby”) M. Cosgrove, M.D., President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R), Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, William Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Charles I Evans, President of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, Harvard University President Drew G. Faust, WorldBlu’s Founder and CEO Traci Fenton, Dr. Bill Frist (TN-R) — former U.S. Senator (1995-2007) and Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Robert Gallucci — an Italian American academic and diplomat and former president of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Esther I. George, President of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Presidential advisor and Harvard Professor David Gergen, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutman, Council for Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass, paleontologist and MacArthur ‘Genius’ grant receptient Jack Horner, Arianna Huffington — co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, Asa Hutchinson — former U.S. Attorney and Congressman for the Third District of Arkansas and the current Governor of Arkansas (R), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindel (R), The Washington Post associate editor and senior correspondent Robert G. Kaiser, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) President and CEO Paula A. Kerger, Princeton economist and NYT columnist Paul Krugman, former Yale University President Richard C. Levin, University of Sydney’s (Australia) Dr. Jake Lynch, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, Lowell McAdam, Airbus Group, Inc. Chairman and CEO Allan McArtor, Kettering Foundation President F. David Mathews, Jimmy Maymann — CEO of The Huffington Post, Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (CA-D), New America Foundation Fellow and Fox News contributor James P. Pinkerton, Harvard ‘University’ Professor Michael E. Porter, Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Clinton Administration Labor Secretary and UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, Republican campaign consultant/advisor and CNN Senior Political Correspondent Ed Rollins, Cecilia Elena Rouse — Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School on Public and International Affairs, Dr. Judith Rudin – President of The Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Larry J. Sabato‘s Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, Yale University President Peter Salovey, President and CEO of BBVA Compass Bank Manolo Sanchez, Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro, Howard Schultz — Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, investor Charles Schwab, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Panera Bread — Ronald M. Shaich, Tiffany Shlain — an American filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, economist, Marie-Anne Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation, Joseph Sommer, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Julia Stasch — President of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Newsweek and National Journal contributing editor Stuart Taylor, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Cynthia Tucker, R.E. “Ted” Turner III, founder and former Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting, philanthropist and Chairman of the Turner Foundation, Guy Vickers — President of The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, Hon. David M. Walker (former United States Comptroller General and head of the General Accounting Office (GAO, 1998-2008)), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA-D), Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner, Ashoka President Diana Wells, Judy Woodruff — Senior Correspondent at The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve System and the University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer.
I continue to pursue a fellowship with a national foundation while growing my audience with plans to add government leaders and faculty from top universities around the world. Hopefully, this effort will lead to opportunities to one day lecture and vacation across North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa (travel the world).
All my essays can be read online on my website — www.tedburnett.com and I can be reached directly by email at — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated – 4/15
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