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Jeff DeGraff: Breakthrough Innovation and Organic Growth (Create)

Jeff DeGraff: Breakthrough Innovation and Organic Growth (Create)

Jeff DeGraff: Breakthrough Innovation and Organic Growth (Create)

Green (Create) Characteristics:
–Visionary thinkers
–Big-picture thinkers and experimenters
–Surrounded by diverse people
–Quick and charismatic
Short attention span / unfinished projects
–Reliance on predictions and forecasts
–Ignore rules (hard to manage)
–Unique/ Individual/ Different
Embrace diversity and work with outside organizations
–Constant novel / new experimentation
–Inattention to detail

Green (Create) Optimal Environments:
–Multiple stimulating projects
–Flexible (and free of direction and management)
–Unorthodox work schedule
–“Greenhouse” funds in budget
Independent and group scenarios

Companies with Green (Create) Characteristics:
–Pixar
–Apple
Genentech

 

Birke Baehr: What’s wrong with our food system

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11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food — far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.

Birke Baehr wants us to know how our food is made, where it comes from, and what’s in it. At age 11, he’s planning a career as an organic farmer.

Why you should listen to him:

At age 9, while traveling with his family and being “roadschooled,” Birke Baehr began studying sustainable and organic farming practices such as composting, vermiculture, canning and food preservation. Soon he discovered his other passion: educating others — especially his peers — about the destructiveness of the industrialized food system, and the alternatives.

Baehr volunteers at the Humane Society and loves working with animals.