Introducing The DETalks–Dan Morris

In January 2011, the VeraSage Institute held its second symposium of cofounders, senior fellows, practicing fellows and some close friends.

imageThe centerpiece of the gathering were the six-minute talks to be delivered by each of the participants. As you will see in the below video, these talks were quickly dubbed the DETalks. In addition to being an anagram of the famous TEDtalks, DET began as a pun on debt. However, Senior Fellow Tim Williams quickly created an acronym, Disruptive, Evocative and Transformative.

Over the next 20-odd weeks we will be posting one of these talks we hope you will find that they live up to that acronym.

First up, VeraSage Institute cofounder Dan Morris presents his talk 6542 in which he gives the DETalks their name. He provides us with some humorous insights as to what working in the VeraSage Institute is like as well as some poignant metaphors as to why our group does the work that it does.

Enjoy! We hope you will comment and pass these around.


  1. Great video. I love the concept that we are connected by our DNA.
    I think in the last year or so I have moved (or still moving) from the knowledge to the understanding phase. I get to see pretty much on a weekly basis how the time sheet and billable hours are having their field day. Hopefully we will see their complete eradication someday in the future.

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