- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel -

Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity.
Know that every deed counts, that every word is power.
Above all, remember that you must build your life as if it were a work of art.

WRITINGS

I've been blogging since 2006. The archives on this site go back to 2011.
It's been an incredible journey, with ten years in Africa, two years in Costa Rica and the adventure continues. 

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LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK

I send out brief notes a few times per month, designed to inspire and equip you to live a more harmonious and integrated life. Come join me on the journey! 

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It’s About Dignity

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

I wanted to build businesses in Africa because I knew it could help generate a sustainable income. It could free them from dependency on donors and connect them to the same market that allows the western world to thrive economically. I picked the fashion industry above all others because it exemplifies sustainability in its resilience…

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The Rebel Soul

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011
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Kicking Off The Training Wheels

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

Four years ago we set out to build businesses in Africa for poverty stricken women. We had three major goals. Create locally (African) owned businesses that provide lucrative careers, resulting in income and dignity. Set a higher standard and example of a quality products and a preferred brand. To do it all so well that…

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Let Us Struggle Together

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011
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When Does Goodness End?

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

What if I write a book that enables poor people to start their own businesses and earn an income that provides for their family and I sell it for $15? Then I donate $5 from every sale to a fund that helps some of those businesses get off the ground. What if I sell 1,000…

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jared+Ilea+natty dread | Goma, DRC

By Jared | Jan 12, 2011
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Reform It

By Jared | Jan 12, 2011

Diamonds don’t kill people in Sierra Leone. The structure of the diamond business does. Should we stop buying diamonds? Not at all. Don’t take away their most valuable resource. Reform the way it’s produced and sold. What if we reformed the way the diamond business is carried out? What if the money from diamond sales…

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Why do we say “Social Entrepreneur”?

By Jared | Jan 12, 2011

I keep having this issue with the term “social entrepreneurialism”. I agree with the concept, and consider myself to be one of them. But the word “social” doesn’t seem to work for me. And why do we have to have a term for this anyway? Shouldn’t your success as an entrepreneur be gauged on whether…

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Ubuntu Theory

By Jared | Jan 11, 2011
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