26 Feb 5 Friyays: February 23
Dr. Donnelly here, with the Friyays of the week. It’s been an odd one around here; I spent 1/2 in Philly and 1/2 in Pittsburgh and that shaking of the routine has meant my rhythms are all wonky! How do you deal with that – are you someone who likes things to be flexible regularly or do you crave routine? I don’t mind flexibility, but I realized this week how much I rely on my rhythms to help manage my to-do list. This list reflects the wonky, by the way. So here we go!
412 Food Rescue
We met with Leah Lizarondo from 412 Food Rescue yesterday morning and learning about this organization and its visionary leader has been a highlight of my week. (You may remember this name from Dr. Hinson’s Friyays a few weeks back.) By using a ride-share model, they’re delivering food that would be wasted from retail spaces and delivering it to nonprofits that make sure people get fed. I adore this so hard. (Click here for a great write-up on them from Maria Dunn) We got to chat to Leah about her visions of leadership and disruption, so keep an eye out for her on our Leadership Voices series.
This Is Me
We all have anthems, right? This one from The Greatest Showman has become one of mine. I cannot seem to stop listening to it and new lines from it hit me every time. This week’s was “When the sharpest words wanna cut me down, I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out, I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be, this is me” as I thought about a lot of the vitriol on social media around the Parkland shooting.
US Women’s Hockey
Y’all, that game. Absolutely one for the ages and I was screaming along with the rest of you! I loved this article from the LA Times that talked about how their secret sauce for success was togetherness. On the heels of getting the same message from the Eagles about their Super Bowl win, I’m hoping more of our clients begin to own it as well!
Curiosity is Everywhere!
When we declared our Q4 intention for this year as ‘curiosity’, we had no idea that it would become such a theme in entrepreneurship conversations. Or maybe it’s like that phenomenon where once you buy a new car you see thousands exactly like it on the road when you never noticed it before. Anyway! Guy Raz is the host of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour and How I Built This (two pods I drop in on from time to time) and his watchword is curiosity. As he talks to innovators and entrepreneurs all the time, I found his take on this really interesting.
Tiffany & Oprah
We’ve been talking a lot about Oprah lately and this video from the Ellen show made me smile so hard. Actress Tiffany Haddish is a life-long Oprah fan, but has never met her… until Ellen fairy godmothers the situation. Delightful.
That’s it for my super scattered week, what’s been on your mind and in your eyeballs? Tell us in the comments – we always want to learn!