Five Questions with Stuart Taylor

What motivates you?

stuart-taylorCreativity. And cookies.

What do you do for a living, and why?

I use data to tell stories. I work with iDE — a group that uses innovative design to develop products and services that offer life-changing value to poor, rural families. I do this because I love to travel, I get to work with smart, creative and compassionate people and, most importantly, because it really works.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty

Why are you excited to speak at TEDxManitoba?

I have been a fan of TED talks ever since I got my first iPod. This is a great venue to join a growing chorus of voices challenging mainstream imagery and cliches, asking us to re-imagine what poverty looks like in different parts of the world … and what we can do about it.

What is your idea worth spreading?

If we are serious about tackling poverty, we need to lighten up.

An Idea Worth Spreading

If we are serious about tackling poverty, we need to lighten up.