Last week I spent a few days in Mexico City to give a workshop on Transformative Storytelling and to mentor startup founders at the Smart Impact Accelerator. Here are some things that I learned from my visit:
- Many of the startup concepts from the groups that I mentored were derivative ideas of things that already exist elsewhere, whether they relate to e-commerce, social enterprise, or education. But that’s ok. It’s all about the execution anyway, and how the startups can learn to leverage their specific local knowledge and expertise to make their ventures work here in Mexico.
- There is a small but scrappy startup scene down here. The Mexican government is also putting money into supporting innovation.
Read the rest of my travel reflections and recommendations on Medium.
Some Things I Learned in Mexico
Congrats to my little sister who got married this weekend! (That’s us together in the animated gif)
And here is one of the newlyweds.
My Halloween costume: a furry panda hat I bought from a street vendor in SoHo, and my plush velvet suit I bought in Reykjavík way back in 2000.
My purpose is to be
(ok, maybe even a full-on flame)
My purpose is to serve
to enable and to empower
others and ourselves
to expand our realm of the possible
My purpose is to unlock
the creative force
in my team
in my community
in my world
so we can give each other license to dream
to dream big
to dream bold
to dream crazy
My purpose is to fly
the freak flag of freedom
freedom in the agility that comes
from embracing unexpected outcomes
My purpose is to believe
faith in alternatives
to our reality
faith in what is beautiful
faith in what is true
My purpose is to doubt
spread doubt like a virus
doubt about our preconceptions
doubt that the injustice that is
doubt that I have all the answers
to finding them
My new musical hobby – learning to play the ukulele