If we want to build a better tomorrow and ignite a renaissance of abundance for the future of humanity, each of us must lean into fear and soar past the limitations of what we perceive to be possible for ourselves. In the words of Rumi, the 13th century poet, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
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"Ted Gonder really enlightened the University of Chicago Lab Schools' community about the myriad forms of capital that drive today's evolving economy. His inspired and tangible advice on how to find success and meaning in life resonated beautifully for parents and students alike."
- Christie Henry, co-chair, UCLS Parents' Association Speaker Series; editor, University of Chicago Press
Ted has also played an active role as a community builder, founding the World Economic Forum's Chicago Global Shapers Hub, as well as the University of Chicago Entrepreneurship Society.