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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Session 2: ReFrame- Ray Anderson
Ray Anderson is an entrepreneur who was success that didn't have to care about the ecological impact of his work, but at some point he decided TO be. And since then he has made Interface Carpet into an ecologically conscious company without sacrificing success as a business.
His equation for success in the world factoring environmental impact, population, affluence, technology of the future, and happiness (satisfying all basic human needs) is how he shows what's wrong and what he wants to fix.
His powerpoint has been dry and the equations hard to translate but then he took a poetic turn, quite literally and brought the audience (the whole place here and there) to their feet.
Tomorrow's Child (which I hope he posts somewhere) is not cheesy as one might guess but profoundly simple in it's message. I forgot you were coming and I didn't mean to do you wrong but I promise to work to do no harm from now on.