Date: 2020-01-23 16:45:39
Bassam Tarazi seeks discomfort, on purpose. In this funny and inspiring talk, Bassam takes us on the Mongol Rally: a 10,000-mile adventure from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in the smallest car imaginable. Out there on the open and desolate road, Bassam unearthed insights into himself and how he sees the world, that is only gained through the process and power of “planned grit.” To hear the rest of his story you can check out his book, “The Accountability Effect and Borders, Bandits, And Baby Wipes or visit his website www.bassam.com to hear about more of his adventures.
Bassam Tarazi was born in Connecticut to immigrant parents from Palestine & Holland. He’s an author, entrepreneur, speaker and strategist. He’s a schooled mechanical engineer, broadened his skills in business strategy in New York, and currently helps companies navigate through change. He or his work has been featured in Backpacker, Forbes, Young Entrepreneur, and he’s the author of three books, including The Accountability Effect and Borders, Bandits, And Baby Wipes. An explora-preneur at heart, he’s also traveled to 73 countries and all 7 continents, having had such grand experiences as getting to Everest Base Camp and the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, living on an Alaskan glacier for 8 days, and being hunted by a pig-tailed macaque in the jungles of Borneo (Long stories. We’ll need a campfire for those.) He, his lovely wife Sam, and their dog Oliver live in Portland, Oregon. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.feelathomeincapetown.co.za/