Dennis Wong’s CreativeMornings activity
We have a model that is for funding and supporting female entrepreneurs. Here's how it works: 500 women, contribute $1100 each—it's an act of radical generosity—that money is pooled together in a fund, and then it's loaned out to five female entrepreneurs at 0% interest. They pay that money back over five years and then it's loaned out again. We're building a billion dollar perpetual fund that we'll pass onto our daughters.
We found, as Americans, 17 trillion dollars in three weeks to bail out the banks. Just to give you sense, 17 trillion dollars is 600 years without poverty on the planet. We found that in three weeks. Everything is just crazy broken in this world. We're living in this narrative, in this stew of an economy, that's bad for us.
Right now in the world, five people have the same wealth as three and a half billion people.
I believe that artists and creatives are the key to our future.
I look around and think everything is broken, but as an entrepreneur I realize... what a great time to be alive.
We made all of this up. And we can change it. Everything around you is made up. And we weren't so good at version 1.0; we need to get to the next one.
What do you wake up wanting to change? We so desperately need you. We need your ideas, we need your leadership out there to get us to a better world.
The best way we can move forward as a culture is to harness the power of people to build community.
Accomplishment and achievement are possible if we dare to try, if we allow ourselves to experience life, if we don't play it safe and succumb to fear.
The ideas you have to fight the hardest for are often the ones you’ll be remembered for.
Where has your time gone? Has it gone toward finding your grind or finding your genius? Or has your time gone consuming and paying attention to other people’s lives or someone else’s genius.
A short story about myself. My name is Tobias. I’m a human and I’m an improvisor. Which is pretty much the same.
So, instead of me standing here talking about myself, I would actually like to try this on you now.
When we feel that it’s hard, it’s because we let our control take over. Control can be a good thing. But not in improv. Control is boring. Control stops our creative minds and stops our imagination.
I love that you actually got so involved that you didn’t hear me saying ’stop’.
This is what it’s all about. It’s about allowing yourself to have fun. And have fun with yourself and have fun with your partners. See the possibilities with yourselves and stay together. Because we are all geniuses.
I work hard because why bother at all if you're going to half-ass it.
I try not to burn bridges in anger and frustration. You can always quit a job on good terms.