Category Archives: Motivation and Inspiration

Motivational Wednesday – Barry Schwartz: Using our practical wisdom

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Barry Schwartz, who dives into the question “How do we do the right thing?” With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing … Continue reading

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Motivational Friday – Secrets to a succesful peer-to-peer platform: Enabling a million causes

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org.  It’s a website where every public school teacher can be a change-maker, and any citizen can be a philanthropist.  At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers post classroom project requests, and … Continue reading

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Motivational Saturday – Making Ideas Happen

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Scott Belsky who has devoted his professional life to help organize the creative world and make ideas happen. Scott is the founder of Behance, a company that develops products and services for the creative … Continue reading

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Motivational Monday – Reaching Youth via Cellphone

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Aria, who oversees the marketing at Do something.org.  She also oversees the national cause campaigns, finance department and business development stuff. 

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Motivational Wednesday – Sasha Dichter: The Generosity Experiment

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Sasha Dichter, director of business development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit VC for enterprises serving the poor.  In this video, Sasha shares the results of his month-long “Generosity Experiment” where he said “yes” to every … Continue reading

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Motivational Friday – Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Clay Shirky, who asks the question what does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? In this video, he delivers a proper manifesto as a call to defend our freedom to create, … Continue reading

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Motivational Sunday – Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Jeremy Gilley & his idea of one day of world peace! Gilley founded Peace One Day to create an annual day without conflict. And … it’s happening. What will you do to make peace … Continue reading

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Motivational Friday – Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Frank Warren, the creator of  The PostSecret Project.  The PostSecret Project is a collection of highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying the soulful secrets we never voice. Since … Continue reading

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Motivational Thursday – Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases writer and designer Graham Hill.  Hill asks Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing … Continue reading

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Motivational Monday – Richard St. John: “Success is a continuous journey”

In this video, Rocco Brown showcases Richard St. John, A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved. Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success — and distilling them into 8 words, … Continue reading

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