Accolades

Here is what some in my audience are saying about my work…

“Very well written Ted!”

— Jerry Carl
Mobile County (Alabama) Commission, District 2
Mobile, AL
November 14, 2016 (an email response to my essay — “GulfQuest: God is in the details.“)

“Ted,
Thanks for the link to your article on the airport. Your thought process and writing skills are excellent and should be read by all.”

Harold R. Lanier
Fairhope, AL
November 1, 2016 (an email response to my essay — “Air passenger traffic continues to fall at the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), in 2015.”)

“Ted, Thanks for sharing your insightful commentary with me. All the best for 2016. Cordially, John”

— John D. Kasarda, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Air Commerce
Kenan-Flagler Business School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
January 1, 2016 (an email response to my essay — “That won’t fly!”)

“Hi Ted… BTW, I saw you’re film — great job!

All the best,”
— Patrick [Creadon]
Film director and writer of Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A., If You Build It..
Los Angeles, CA
September 10, 2015 (an email response to my film — “In the company of geniuses”)

“Dear Mr. Burnett,

…Your background and experience are exceptional, and we believe that you would make a strong contribution to this year’s program…”
Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
August 10, 2015 (an email response to my application to the course: Emerging Leaders)

“Hey. I just watched your video on mental illness and genius v 2.0.  When I see someone like yourself putting information out like that it’s like a high 5 for myself because it gives myself more proof to be like hey people look at this, this is who made your world and you deny every bit of it without any knowledge of learning to know if this is true or not…”
— Travis Dobbin
Newfoundland/St. John’s, Canada
November 7, 2014 (an email response to my film — “In the company of geniuses”)

“Very interesting thanks.”
 — Alison Booth
Professor of Economics
College of Asia and the Pacific
Australian National University
Canberra, AU
October 28, 2014 (an email response to my essay — “Risk averse“)

“Dear Ted:
 
Thank you for writing.  I have heard from many Americans whose lives have been affected by mental health issues, and I appreciate your perspective…”
— U. S. President Barack Obama, The United States of America (2008-present)
The White House
Washington, DC
October 8, 2014 (an email response to my video – “In the company of geniuses”)

“Interesting water that you thread in
thanks D”
– Dennis Norman, Ed.D., ABPP

Board Certified in Clinical and Child and Adolescent Psychology
Faculty Chair, Harvard University Native American Program
Chief of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
February 10, 2014 (an email response to my essay — “David and Goliath“)

“…But you certainly hit a nerve with your remarks about PBS, Mark Shields, et al…..I call Washington DC “Death Star” and with good reason.  I’m sure you would agree.  Nobody seems to care anymore where our country is headed.  All we hear on TV networks is name calling, political demonizing, but nobody just talks about real solutions.  I see CNN has started up the divisive “Crossfire,” where they have representatives of the “left” and the “right” instead of “Best Solutions”…..”
– Mark Skousen, PhD
Lexington, NY
November 3, 2013 (an email response to my essay — “President Obama — A loser coach managing a losing team.“)

“Nice job!”

– Hon. David M. Walker, the former United States Comptroller General and head of the Government Accounting Office (GAO) (1998-2008)
Bridgeport, CT
October 31, 2013 (an email response to my essay — “President Obama: A loser coach managing a losing team.“) 

“Dear Ted,

I am writing to thank you for contacting my office. I take your opinions and concerns seriously, and I appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me…”
– U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA-D)
Washington, DC
October 21, 2013 (an email response to my essay — “Maturation”) 

“Dear Ted,

Thank you for contacting me to express your views on proposed U.S. military intervention following the August 21st chemical weapon attack by the Assad regime. I appreciate hearing from you on this crucial issue…”
– U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (CA-D)
Washington, DC
September 13, 2013 (an email response to one of mine.)

“Ted- Brilliant and Inspiring! “Can you stomach the truth?” “We are only as sick as or secrets!” “Pride can kill us and sadly it does.” This post by Ted Burnett is a must read. I love it! Maybe I’m amazed at how closely it follows the fine lines of thought I found while working on The Now Nexus or maybe I’m amazed by the Power of the SpiriTruth. But anyway this is an amazing confession. Thank you Ted.” 
– Don Peek
Entrepreneur/Author
Texarkana, TX
May 4, 2013 (an email response to my essay — What does it take to make democracy work as it should? )

“Dear Mr. Burnett:

Thank you for your emails and sharing your essays, which have been read with interest…
Your explanation to Kettering’s question “What does it take to make democracy work as it should?” is well taken. We appreciate your time to respond so thoroughly…”

– F. David Mathews, President
Kettering Foundation
Dayton, OH
April 9, 2013 (an email response to my essay — America – “She’s brain dead.”)

“Dear Ted,
Thank you for sharing this article. It captures the essence and well crafted.
Warm regards,”
– Dipak C. Jain
Dean and The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Marketing
INSEAD
Fontainebleau, France
January 31, 2013 (an email response to my essay — America – “She’s brain dead.”)

“Dear Ted,

Good stuff … please keep it coming ! Happy to join the 99.8% of people !!”
– Pekka [Hietala]
Professor of Finance
INSEAD
Fontainebleau, France
January 30, 2013 (an email response to my essay — America – “She’s brain dead.”)

“Hi Ted,

Thank you!”
– Karestan [C. Koenen], Associate Professor
Director, Psychiatric-Neurological Epidemiology Cluster Department of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, NY
November 16, 2012 (an email response to my essay — The Huffington Post: “At the Heart of Climate Change”) 

“Ted, 

I just read your essay and did indeed enjoy it. It was thoughtful and certainly poignant. Actually, I agree with you whole-heartedly – unfortunately, we are in the minority for such thoughts. America is morally bankrupt. I work with the elderly and hear their stories and try to glean from their wisdom and life experience every day – I really treasure my time with my patients. Their mindset is so far from our generation’s thinking. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, insight, and talent with me. I hope you can become an increasing voice for our culture to take an honest look at ourselves. Your honesty and transparency is refreshing.”
– Mary Ann Adams, PT
Centura Healthcare
Denver, CO
October 17, 2012 (an email response to my essay — The Huffington Post: “Are we trying to cure the infection or the fever?”)

“Thank you for the kind reply­. The essay­s you have publi­shed on the statu­s of gover­nance and law enfor­cemen­t is both insig­htful and thoug­ht provo­king. I enjoy­ed it.

My very best,”
– Alexa­nder Mirtc­hev, President
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) International
Washington D.C.
November 15, 2011 (an email response to my essay — “Law enforcement and political corruption (Mobile, AL) in the 2003 cover up of a notorious child molester, Fr. Norman Rogge.”)

“Hello,
I was forwarded your recent commentary by a clinical staff member at Perelman School of Medicine. I am currently taking a graduate course on Faith and Reason. I would like permission to use some of your insights and comments in my final paper for the class. I am planning on discussing in the paper the relationship, or lack of, faith and reason with healthcare.”

– Cindy Diogo, C.O.T.
Clinical Care Coordinator for Oculoplastics and Ocular Oncology
Scheie Eye Institute
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
October 25, 2011 (an email response to my essay — “To: The Bazelon Center’s Exec. Director Robert Bernstein, PhD and its Board of Trustees ”)

“Read your letter to Bazelon. Wow. Just wow. Powerful, elegant yet skull cracking insight and incinerating critique. Wow.”
– David Ruben, Senior Executive Producer/Director of Audio Task Force at Talk Radio Network
Medford, OR
October 7, 2011 (an email response to my essay — “To: The Bazelon Center’s Exec. Director Robert Bernstein, PhD and its Board of Trustees ”)

“Dear Mr. Burnett, Thank you…for forwarding your piece to Professor [Michael E.] Porter…we found it interesting thinking and a good read.”
– Stacie Rabinowitz, Research Associate
The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness
Harvard Business School
Cambridge, MA
June 21, 2011 (an email response to my essay — “Re: How would you reinvent Capitalism? (Corporate consciousness)”)

“Ted, I admire your perseverance. Things tend to work out for those who keep plugging away. Your stuff is solid. Good luck and best…”
– Steve LeVine, Contributing Editor
Foreign Policy magazine
Washington, DC
April 5, 2011

“…you are — of course — correct…”
– David Rosenbloom, Law Professor
New York University School of Law
New York, NY
October 3, 2010 (an email response to my essay — “Dear Jay Ambrose (his op-ed opposing tax increases)”)

“Dear Mr. Burnett, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the Congressional Oversight Panel…”
– Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law Professor and Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel via the Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA and Washington, DC
September 29, 2009 (a letter of acknowledgement for my essay, “Corporate consciousness”, submitted to COP by Warren)

“I loved the “Why is your life so empty?” piece. It was brilliant…”
– Raegan Perea, Atlanta, GA
August 12, 2009 (an email reply to my essay — “Why is your life so empty?”)

“Hi Ted, I enjoyed browsing in your site…”
– Jake Lynch, Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
The University of Sydney (Australia)
May 5, 2009 (comment made in an email exchange.)
Added to audience in December 2008

“Love your blog. Always thought provoking…” “Keep up the good work.”
– Norman Fischer, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Clark-Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
January 29, 2009 (an email in response to my essays — “Business as Usual?”) and “Success!”)
Added to audience in January 2008

“…There is serious talent there.”
– Joe Bullard, President of Joe Bullard Automotive, Mobile, AL
April 17, 2008 (a comment made to a mutual friend about me.)
Added to audience in August 2007

“…You obviously have a flair for writing as well as a keen perspective on the ever-changing Mobile and Alabama…”
– U.S. Representative Jo Bonner
1st Congressional District of Alabama
March 19, 2008 (an excerpt from Bonner’s hand-written note in response to my email to Mobile, AL Chamber of Commerce President Win Hallett — From the desk of U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner…)
Added to audience in November 2007

“Thanks for sending this essay, Ted. I am sharing it with the director of our Course of Study, Rev. Beth Luton.”
– Jan Love, Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics
Candler School of Theology
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
January 15, 2008 (an email in response to my essay – Freedom and Slavery – A Cycle of Life)
Added to audience in January 2008

“It’s a great piece…”
– Amy Carlisle, Features Editor, Capitol Hill’s Roll Call newspaper, Washington, DC
August 31, 2007 (an email in response to my essay — Our Soldiers, Veterans and the U.S. Government: A Real Dereliction of Duty)

“Thank you for sharing your essay with me. You have obviously given the subjects much thought.”
– Ben Brooks, Alabama state senator and Mobile, AL attorney
May 31, 2007 (an email in response to my essay –- [Alabama State] Senate Rules!)
Added to audience in May 2007

 Ted Burnett: I'm an American thought leader and pioneer on the subjects of human, organizational and societal development and health. I write about the role that integrity, dignity, sanity play, as well as, on the topics of spirituality, faith, freedom, happiness, problem solving and risk taking. I produce and deliver original, world-class commentaries on business, political, social and spiritual matters to a global audience of world leaders, chief executives and key decision makers, top faculty and notables in the fields of academia, banking, business, foundations, government (including heads of state, lawmakers and governors), healthcare, media, non-profits and policy institutes. Website: www.tedburnett.com