"Checkbox meditation:" what we're missing when meditation is an item on the to do list
In 1994, out of the blue, Lawrence Levy received a phone call from Steve Jobs to see if he had any interest in running Pixar’s business. Over the next twelve years, Lawrence served as Pixar’s Chief Financial Officer, a member of its Office of the President and later as a member of its board of directors. During this period he developed and put in place the strategy that would transform Pixar from a money-losing graphics company into an entertainment powerhouse.
Lawrence then took a break from corporate life to pursue his passion for eastern philosophy and meditation. He came to see the power of these ideas for realizing our potential as individuals and for creating human-centered organizations that foster creativity, dignity, and excellence.
A Conversation With Angela Ahrendts
We are incredibly lucky to have so many brilliant thought leaders in the charity: water community sharing their expertise and experiences with our team. Recently, our founder Scott Harrison hosted a beautiful conversation with longtime supporter Angela Ahrendts about leadership, generosity, and cultivating big ideas to make the world a better place. Angela inspired our entire team that day, and we hope she inspires you today, too.
A leap forward: how city spaces are changing as a result of the pandemic
Dr. Sarah Burch, one of the world’s leading sustainability and climate change scholars, shares her insights into how the pandemic is effecting public spaces in cities.
A message for future entrepreneurs
"Entrepreneurs, if you're not in the water drowning with the rest of us, take this time to learn and future-proof your business now." - Wildfang Founder & CEO Emma McIlroy
A snowbird commander's recipe for success
Maryse Carmichael is the first woman to both fly in and command the Snowbirds Aerobatic Team, Canada’s legendary squadron of jets known for its daring feats in the air, arduous training, and highly competitive, elite status. Maryse has been an inspiration for aspiring young pilots—especially young women—for the past two decades. In this video, she discusses the importance of trust and teamwork.
Accessibility & Education–Luke Anderson, StopGap
Luke Anderson is the epitome of a changemaker. He saw a problem that affected not only him, but many others around him—and he did something about it. Creating a more accessible world has long been viewed as an unwieldy, unfixable issue. Governments have been hesitant to legislate businesses to be accessible, and costs to voluntarily improve accessibility have historically been prohibitive. Not anymore, thanks to Luke’s StopGap Foundation and its Ramp Project.
Act with a Sense of Urgency
"Complacency is the death of all things."
Alfredo brings extensive experience in innovation and digital transformation to his exciting, accessible talks. How can your company embrace change? Why is urgency so important to an organizations culture? How can you stay ahead of the game? Alfredo shares how to transform your organization by focusing on the things that really matter.
Angela Ahrendts & Emily Weiss in conversation at Parsons New York
Angela Ahrendts intrigues and provokes listeners to reframe the norm, question the standard rules, and leverage unthinkable sources for intuition. As a global business leader, Angela details the tools for creating and sustaining brand excellence and her pioneering work on culture and re-invention is in high demand among organizations around the world.
Are companies more interested privacy protection post-COVID?
Privacy & security expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian describes the change she is observing in how corporations are taking action on privacy and security.
Being the only woman in a male-dominated industry
Maryse Carmichael is the first woman to both fly in and command the Snowbirds Aerobatic Team, Canada’s legendary squadron of jets known for its daring feats in the air, arduous training, and highly competitive, elite status. Maryse has been an inspiration for aspiring young pilots—especially young women—for the past two decades. In this video, Maryse discusses what it's like to be the only woman in a male-dominated industry.
Public Policy Forum