Bitcoin. NFTs. Am I really gonna go there?
Eh. I don’t really want to talk about them, to be honest, but here are a few good links (aha!) to get our brain cells pondering their environmental impacts.2.
I hope we can all agree that burnout is a bad thing, though I suspect it’s something that many of us impact-driven entrepreneurs face. Nell Derick Debevoise suggests that one of the best ways to protect ourselves from burnout
is by using what she calls a ‘purposeful no,’ and gives us a step-by-step guide to doing so.
I regret to inform you that this approach does not involve binging on Netflix as a coping mechanism. (Damn.) 📺3. "We can't give in to despair. We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act. And that hope begins with a conversation, today."
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe inspires us in her TED talk
to have real conversations with climate deniers by connecting over our shared values—instead of using facts, data and fear to make our point. She goes on to say we also need to have conversations about the practical, viable and attractive solutions that are available to us, in order to create a vision of a future that we’ll all want to work towards. ❤️4. The 10 most innovative North American companies of 2021
. 🔥5. “Businesses don’t exist in a vacuum. Who they partner with, buy from, work with and advertise with is a showing of support.”
Paul Jarvis created an “incomplete manifesto for a humane company
” as a thought experiment and it’s a great base for creating one for your own company.
I especially like how he shows that we don’t need to be a big business to be thinking through these issues and that companies of any size can operate responsibly and make an impact. No matter your size or industry, your business matters and these principles can apply to you. 💪