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E.39 - Amanda Goltz: I Volunteer
"What I'd like to do is leave a playbook, a set of three or four unimpeachable examples... of openings – portals into opportunities where the incentives of all the players are aligned and where the benefit was significant, unique, and inarguable." - Amanda Goltz
E.05 - Christi Zuber: Innovation by Design
"There is purpose in all sorts of things that we do. If you can make someone's job easier, if you can help someone sleep better at night, or whatever it is. Reach out and have those conversations. Understand the context of the people that interact with those products and services." - Christi Zuber
E.03 - Louis Stewart: Mr. Innovation City
"Everybody has different needs in order to be successful. So trust your gut. If a door opens, give it a shot. Go ahead and take a look inside the door and see if there's something in there that you can learn from." - Louis Stewart
E.01 - Mike Dolbec: Venture Industrialist
"You can't believe everything you read, see, or hear at first glance. Just because we're pattern-matching animals doesn't mean that your conclusion is accurate. It just means you matched some pattern. That pattern may or may not be useful at all." - Mike Dolbec