It seems like something is conspiring against Shift this year. A bunch of speakers got caught in airport shuffle due to the icelandic vulcano that erupted, and I can’t make it down to Lisbon in time for my talk later this afternoon either.
As a way to compensate those who were going to see me speak, I’m going to record audio of my talk and post the transcript - it’s a long, but hopefully exciting talk on entrepreneurship and hitting homeruns on your own. For now, however, here are the contents of the very last slide I prepared for today’s speech - a quote from “A Waking Life”, by Richard Linklater:
“Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore. It’s not dead it’s just that it’s been forgotten, removed from our language. Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well, I’m trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming, every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it’s ever faced, ever. So whatever you do, don’t be bored, this is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive.”
Enjoy the conference, take the time to meet inspiring individuals (there’s quite a few attending), and I hope you wake up on monday feeling energized and ready to do something new. Wish I could be there with you guys.