This is a collection of videos shown in a presentation (link) by Ruth Ann Barrett at a meeting of the Social Sustainability Colloquium at Portland State Univerity (PSU) in April of 2011. It features interviews and presentations by Julia Butterly Hill, Taylor Mali, Bill Liao, Josh Bernoff, Damien O'Brien, and Seth Godin. Author, researcher, poet, CEO, environmental activist and entrepreneur they address the importance of being conscious, giving expression to your passion be it an idea, cause, or cure by storytelling using Web 2.0 tools, then seeding the Web so you are visible as a leader and can be found by people searching for information and inspiration. Want to inspire an audience? Call me at 415-337-1835.
Ruth Ann Barrett
Curated by mokiethecat
Converting your passion into a story by Bill Liao
One of the attendees was Bill Liao. He’s an Australian-born serial entrepreneur, and his latest effort was co-founding Xing with Lars Hinrichs. Xing.com is Europe’s LinkedIn and has done well for its founders and employees: It was sold to Hubert Media Group for $57 million. In 2008, he became involved with the WeForest project, which involved restoring “roughly two billion hectares of forests out the four billion hectares we have already messed up,” he said.
No Planes: Talk about walking the talk! “Trains, ferries, buses, ride sharing, an electric car, container ships, horses and my own two feet get me around,” OmSays Newsletter, GigaOm.com.