PPEC December 2011 Meeting
Dec 06, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||The Vanguard School|
|Contact Name||Thomas Ryan|
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Thomas Ryan has developed a seminar program,, and will be speaking to the PPEC on how to communicate Austrian free-market principles to people who believe in Keynesian-Neomarxist command-and-control policies.
Each of us has experienced it. You’re at a barbeque and someone makes a statement that defies logic. Perhaps we jump in with a detailed, fully thought out, principled, fact-based response. But we’ve seen the results too often – that glazed look as the subject gets changed. So more likely, we simply ignore the statement and choke down a mouthful of burger.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “It’s more important to change minds than to win arguments.” So the question is, how can we effectively respond in these situations to change minds?
Tom Ryan will present models for shaping our responses and principles to follow when talking with non-economists – with the goal of changing minds. Along the way, Tom also will present a compelling argument for why the Austrians have it right and how the principles of Austrian Economics provide a powerful foundation for effective communication.
Thomas Ryan bio
Tom is a co-founder and the Chief Research Officer for Analyst Strategy Group, LLC, with over 30 years’ experience in executive management, strategic consulting, and technology development and management.
Tom spent almost 15 years providing strategic guidance to global financial services organizations, including helping to define information strategies for Charles Schwab, CSFB, JP Morgan Chase, and ANZ. Outside financial services, as CIO at Echostar Communications in the late ‘90s, Tom oversaw the operational infrastructure as the satellite television provider grew organically from startup to over 2 million customers and $2 billion in revenues in under three years.
As a Director with KPMG Consulting (now Bearing Point), he was one of five individuals designated as a “Market Evangelist,” responsible for shifting global CxO perceptions of KPMG’s capabilities in advance of the group’s successful IPO.
Tom holds an MBA from Regis University with emphasis in Information Systems. He holds undergraduate degrees in Business and Economics and is a recent graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies.
Special Meeting Notice: Change of Room
The Vanguard School is hosting a "High School Information Night" in the library on December 6. The PPEC meeting will be downstairs in Dr. Prentice's classroom #107.
We hold our meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month at theLibrary (1605D South Corona Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905). .
|6:30-7:00pm||Meet & Greet
|8:00-8:30pm||Questions & Answers