Care Enough to Make a Difference
I just had the pleasure of watching Cleo Wade's TED talk, Want to change the world? Start with being brave enough to care. Whoa! I really wasn't expecting her to take it to this level. She dove deep into "being the change you want to see". This was an absolutely beautiful, inspiring, and motivating speech, and it's only 11 minutes. Treat yourself.
The Intelligence of Things
In the excellent "Shots of Awe" video, Jason Silva shares his thoughts on the Internet of Things, or IoT. However, he prefers to refer to it as the Intelligence of Things (3 min). I love his perspective on IoT. As a humanitarian, I am always very cautious with technology and slow to embrace it. But the more I learn, the more I realize that today's emerging technology has the ability to afford humanity more time, more creativity, more human connection, and more awe than what I'd ever imagined.
Unilever Stands up to Google and Facebook
I know enough to understand that the majority of our social maladies are often caused and more often perpetuated by the exploitation of big corporations. Many of them are in the "too big to fail" category, which is even more frustrating. But sometimes those corporations are also the best ones to turn the tables. Check out this ultimatum from one of the world's largest brands; Unilever to Facebook and Google: Clean up 'swamp' or we'll pull ads. Now, this is the kind of effort that can transform the way we do business in a blink of an eye. Go Unilever!
"We cannot overcome what we ignore."
You can find my ongoing Inspiration Page on my podcast website, packed full of all the books, films, organizations and gurus that have formed my perspective and inspired me to live a more harmonious life.
Be the Hero in Your Journey
Bryan Teare is a coach and host of The Quarter Life Comeback podcast. After following the conventional path for most of his life, he suddenly realized that if he wanted to make a bigger impact, it was up to him to make it happen. He started asking questions about what he wanted in his life and decided to pursue the things that truly interested him. Now he’s on a quest for personal mastery and helping others turn their own dreams into reality.
We went deep in this discussion, exploring our heroes’ journey, stoicism, community, and purpose. Bryan is on a beautiful journey, and he’s determined to help others experience a more extraordinary life.
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