Start with Why

the bigger cause

The other day, I wrote a blog post about the four key elements you need to create your platform. Today, I want to zone in on the last of the four – the deeper why and bigger cause of your business. It’s a simple question: ‘why do you do what you do?’ But it’s one …

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life is easy

I was just in Thailand and I stayed at an organic farm and sustainability center called Pun Pun. It was run by a fellow named Jon and his wife Peggy. Below is a 15 minute video of Jon sharing the philosophy of his center. It’s a beautiful example of a well articulated point of view …

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The Story of Brilliance

A few years ago, Annie Leonard created a video called ‘The Story of Stuff‘ where she used basic animation to communicate to people where all of their ‘stuff’ went. The video went viral and has been viewed by millions. Since then, she’s made videos on ‘The Story of Cap and Trade’, ‘The Story of Cosmetics’ …

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Greening the Desert

I just got back from leading a marketing workshop at a permaculture retreat in Alberta. This single video has done more for the awareness of permaculture in the world than just about anything else I know. It was responsible for many of the people at that training first hearing about permaculture. Why? Because – it …

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