John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

  • Emmy-Nominated Actor
  • Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • Host of "Made in America"
THE INDUSTRIAL TSUNAMI COMING YOUR WAY

• The average age of a machinist in America is 58 years old. We aren’t training our youth to fill these jobs or the millions of others available now in the skilled trades

• How did we go from...

• The average age of a machinist in America is 58 years old. We aren’t training our youth to fill these jobs or the millions of others available now in the skilled trades

• How did we go from celebrating the trades to denigrating them?

• Is a $100k education worth it when millions of high-paying, highly-trained jobs in the trades are available?

• What can companies, communities, schools and the government do to stem this skills-loss that is crushing our manufacturing base?

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I'M SORRY I RUINED THE WORLD

• Apologies from the Woodstock generation by someone who not only was there but was on the carpentry crew that built the stage at the famous festival (me!)

• As the Beatles advised us"Picture...

• Apologies from the Woodstock generation by someone who not only was there but was on the carpentry crew that built the stage at the famous festival (me!)

• As the Beatles advised us "Picture yourself in a boat down the river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies" In other words, do a lot of drugs and float along hallucinating. My question has always been...who built the boat?

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO NATTY BUMPO

• The joys and rewards of being a capable and self-reliant adult

• How the main protagonist in the James Fenimore Cooper, Deerslayer and Hawkeye novels influenced my life to the point of knowing...

• The joys and rewards of being a capable and self-reliant adult

• How the main protagonist in the James Fenimore Cooper, Deerslayer and Hawkeye novels influenced my life to the point of knowing how to build a house and everything in it

• I still get food on my shirt front when I eat out but I know where North is and can tell time by the shadow of a tree

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WHEN IN ROME & OTHER LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

• The do's don'ts and other tips gleaned from having lived and travelled throughout Europe for ten uninterrupted years

• Did you know that asking someone in England what they do for a living is...

• The do's don'ts and other tips gleaned from having lived and travelled throughout Europe for ten uninterrupted years

• Did you know that asking someone in England what they do for a living is considered an insult? If you pour wine backwards in Italy, it is considered the "curse of the devil"?

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PIXARS OLD SCHOOL WAYS

• How setting high standards and sticking to them propelled Pixar to become the most successful film studio in the history of Hollywood

• An insider’s peek backstage after twenty years of enjoying...

• How setting high standards and sticking to them propelled Pixar to become the most successful film studio in the history of Hollywood

• An insider’s peek backstage after twenty years of enjoying the company of show business royalty

• From the hysterical stories of Don Rickles to the elegance of Ellen DeGeneres orchestrated by the talent and passion of John Lasseter

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