Following Instinct: Amaryllis Fox at TEDxTeen



Amaryllis is the founder and CEO of mulu, an online tool-making global publishers’ content shoppable for charity. Amaryllis has spent a great deal of time in the nonprofit world, deferring school to work in health clinics on the Thai-Burmese border, and freelanced for the BBC and local wire services in Thailand, Indonesia and East Timor.

Amaryllis later returned to Oxford University, earning her undergraduate degree in 2002. She then attended graduate school at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, focusing on international security and writing an algorithm adopted by the U.S. government for predicting instability in failed states. After graduating in 2003, she spent six years working in government service, both in the U.S. and overseas. Along the way, Amaryllis managed several investment funds, concentrating on alternative energies and electric vehicles. In 2009, she left government service to focus on combining profit and purpose to build socially sustainable businesses.

Amaryllis lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her family and their makerbot.

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16 thoughts on “Following Instinct: Amaryllis Fox at TEDxTeen

  1. If your Heart your Mind and your Gut are aligned that is instinct. If your heart is not committed don't do it. If your mind is telling you no, don't do it. If your gut don't feel right, don't do it. Shows how closed mind people are when they hate on someone for following instinct.

  2. Why is this supposed to fascinate us? Her early childhood and random choices and her subconscious mind. Please.
    This Virginia Wolfe type of oral story telling is ridiculous.

  3. I don't know if following your istinct is always a good thing…I mean, if you were born to be a serial killer? Instinct should be compensated by rationality or by following the culture of the society you live in

  4. Controlled disinformation. She may indeed be a former CIA agent but working for another alphabet appears to be her game. Perhaps Obama's new "Obama Nudge" department?

  5. We insist that these "subconscious" ideas/etc are in our brains. Is that because the brain is closest to our mouths? Maybe the information was stored elsewhere in her body. Her heart maybe?

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