Just getting started, Goal Zero is extremely clever in its origin at this confluence. And the alignment is clear.
“One of my biggest wishes is that we could figure out a way to live with the natural world instead of on top of it.”
– Songwriter Isaac Brock in the audio commentary on the Modest Mouse song Coyotes from their album Strangers to Ourselves.
I share his wish to realign people and nature.
Here: a personal go at his artful articulation of the issue.
An Ignite talk … 1 topic in 20 slides in just 5 minutes. Every slide automatically advances every 15 seconds.
Unique format. Smart challenge. Great night!
I had the privilege of making and delivering an Ignite talk at UCCS with the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization.
Fresh off the process and the night, I wanted to share a few things I learned along the way …
“What does it mean that the earth is so beautiful? And what shall I do about it? What is the gift that I should bring to the world? What is the life that I should live?”
I’ve not yet enjoyed a truly epiphanal moment with regard to beauty, gift, or purpose, but I’ve seen varied and fleeting glimpses in sustainability. At that intersection of people, nature, and business.
Ray Anderson, on the other hand, has.
“Proudly a macro beer.” Who would say such a thing? Why? And how?
For the answers, here’s a quick look at the 2015 Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.
Here’s the entire message:
Ferry’s a foremost educator and coach serving the real estate industry. Rascoff is founder & CEO of Zillow, where Humphries serves as Chief Economist. Rascoff and Humphries connected while they were with Hotwire and Expedia, respectively, at the time the travel companies merged.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker
Easily captivated by pithy quotes, I keep a running list (despite questionable attribution). If in print, I’ll keep it as a clipping.
Here’s a little intersection.
“I am going to change. I am going to leave everything behind. I’m going to burn my bridges. I’m going to follow my heart from now on, even if I have a price to pay. Of course, I was supported by my family and my wife. She said ‘yes, let’s do it, even if everybody tells us that nobody can make a living out of writing. But let’s take this risk, because otherwise, you can have everything, but you will be unhappy.'” – best-selling author Paulo Coelho to Krista Tippett, On Being
If you’ve ever thought about quitting your job, know that you’re not alone.
And if you’ve ever been serious about quitting your job but held on to it anyway, know that a career transition coach can help!
I strongly encourage you to vote yes on 1A. The video below helps explain why.
One of its consequences is that “excess revenues” may either be returned to the taxpayers or directed toward a specific, voted-upon project.