Today's Fast Company online magazine profiles the Brooklyn-based social media advertising agency, Carrot Creative, and its three co-founders, including its CEO, Capture Your Flag interviewee Mike Germano. The video, linked below, is a wonderfully produced account - part of the Shatterbox produced "Changemaker" series - of how a basement startup blossomed into a leading big city business. In his Year 2 Capture Your Flag interview, Germano shared additional insight into what he has learned, including some challenges of going into business with friends and what qualities he finds most valuable in his business partners.
In her 2011 TEDx Talk at TEDxHouston, Nina Godiwalla shares three simple ways to make a corporate work culture more welcoming. Godiwalla's TED talk focuses on what she learned about diversity messaging and more inclusive and welcoming workplace cultures through her investment banking experience on Wall Street, the stories from which she shares in her first book "Suits: A Woman on Wall Street." In 2011 Nina shared her anticipation preparing to give this TEDx Talk down in Houston.
Capture Your Flag interviewee Fabian Pfortmuller presents "Another Generation, Really?" at TEDxEastHampton. Fabian shares more about bringing together online and offline relationships to create innovative new communities. He terms these "curated innovation communities" and lists the elements of what makes them happen. He shares experiences from his company, Sandbox Network, a global community of the most active and aspiring doers between the ages of 20 and 30 as well as others, including the TED community and university alumni communities.
Learn more about Fabian's work in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interviews, including "How Sandbox Network Creates Sustainable Leadership" and "How to Create Social Network Value" to expand upon Fabian's TEDx message.
Simon Sinek inspires us. He constantly finds new ways and additional angles to teach us about understanding ourselves, our relationships with others, and how the interconnectedness creates more fulfilling ways to live with a clarified sense of purpose. He also encourages you to believe you can change the world. We believe he is right. Enjoy this amazing talk "If You Don't Understand People You Don't Understand Business" from this Year's 99 Percent Conference.
After you enjoy Simon's talk, please check out our Year 1 and Year 2 video interviews - 36 in total - with Simon. Here is one from 2011 - "How Finding Purpose Increases Sense of Fulfillment" - and one from 2009 - "How to Define Fulfillment and Measure Success Each Day." If you want to watch them later, save them to Instapaper.