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October 18, 2023

Hey there, world-changers! 🌍✨

I was recently reminded of a thought-provoking piece from Lewis Hyde’s “The Gift”. He quotes anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski’s observations of a Pacific island tribe where the mantra is simple yet profound: “To possess is to give.”

Isn’t that something? In a world obsessed with ownership, this tribe circulates things without claiming them. As Malinowski puts it, owning something means you’re its “trustee and dispenser”. Imagine that! What if our wealth was directly proportional to our generosity?

Speaking of generosity, hats off to visionaries like Manoj Bhargava, the brain behind 5-hour Energy. This legend is giving away a whopping 90% of his fortune to charity! And it doesn’t stop there. His foundation is on a mission to slash fossil fuel emissions by half and cleanse our atmosphere of toxic coal chemicals.

Bhargava’s philosophy? Hoarding wealth won’t do him any good in the grave. So, why not circulate it and make a difference while he’s still kicking?

Let’s take a leaf out of his book, disruptors. Let’s redefine wealth, not by what we have, but by what we give.

Stay fierce and keep disrupting! 💥🚀


Need a Keynote Speaker? I’m back on the speaking circuit after a several years’ hiatus. If you’re looking for someone to inspire a crowd, let’s chat! 🚀✨

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