Summary of How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds

TED Conferences LLC, more...

Watch the video

How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds  summary
At a time when faith in government is flagging, the mayor of Oklahoma City reminds citizens of the positive role local elected officials can play.

Rating

8 Overall

6 Importance

8 Innovation

9 Style

Recommendation

At a time when many people feel increasingly disillusioned with government, Mick Cornett’s charming presentation offers a welcome reprieve. The mayor of Oklahoma City reminds citizens of the positive role local elected officials can play in communities. Cornett’s charisma shines through, and it’s not difficult to see how he won his seat in office. He speaks simply and humbly, and he makes his audience chuckle. getAbstract recommends Cornett’s anecdote about redesigning a city to veteran and budding politicians, public health administrators, city planners, and engaged citizens.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Oklahoma City was founded
  • How the town became one of the most obese cities in America
  • How its citizens collectively lost one million pounds
 

Summary

Oklahoma City was founded in 1889 following a “land run.” Settlers raced to claim government land, and in just one day, a town with a population of 10,000 appeared. The city prospered ...
Get the key points from this video in less than 10 minutes. Learn more about our products or log in

About the Speaker

Mick Cornettis mayor of Oklahoma City. In 2010, Governing magazine named him “Public Official of the Year.”


Comment on this summary

More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category