Welcome to the new people. If you don’t know why you’re here. Don’t worry, it’ll come. The door is open. If you were to ask Loxie she’d tell you we’re all stars. Want to know more? Come visit us. Does an open door make you hesitate? Oh no! Don’t worry, someone will hold your hand, if you want to come in.
You see, we’re here because we need each other to reach our dreams.
Mario, you manage me, because you know what that means.
Melodie, your hosts are Loxie, Drew and Mae. They know what to do with you. I wish I could stay and play, but… 🙂
Guys, let’s start with Melodie leading. I see you guys as a circle. Melodie, I know you can lead. Drew, can you please take her hand in the first dance? I see her being a better me for you. I get you for other reasons. You get Tim for other reasons…
You mind/body/yoga guys, please figure out your mission. Don’t worry about how to accomplish that. That’s what Melody and Dan have covered. They see things differently, and they can make happen what ever need be. We just need to know what we want first.
My darling Rob’s. You guys are supposed to sit tight with the two guys who managed to catch my attention in San Diego and who also happen to remind me of you guys. That’s Bastos and Howard Lindzon. I don’t think I’ve actually met either of them, but I’m drawn to them. Is it because they remind me of you? Is it because…? You guys get to hang out together and watch. I’m not ready to talk to you yet, but welcome to the petri dish. Please don’t disturb the animals, but join in where you know it’s safe. I don’t want you to get bit. 😉 (Oh, and Howard hasn’t come of his own yet. We are all here because we chose to be, but I’m certain he’s coming. He already said yes, he just hasn’t arrived.) You’re led by Jay Adelson. He brought me to you all. (Jay, lets Skype when you’re ready to talk, the boys will update you when it’s time.)
Lauren and Erik, you’re with me.
Thanasi, Dennis, June and Xavier are all together. Thanasi can tell you what’s what.
Christina who works with the food crew who manages the creatives’ — Gregory Page is our most precious. He said yes, and he hasn’t even asked “what”. I am so glad that Jason Mraz lead me to him. Listen to him.
Gregory, come by the Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. We hang out there until we can find our playground. Then we’ll have a home and we’ll still be hanging out at Bird Rock. Text me and you can see what we need your musical score for. It’s an experience design only you could deliver for me. Thank you for the honor. Bonnie, Gregory and I were hoping you could manage the musical relationship?
Matt, Erik W, and Pat, you guys are the more business part of things, and since we’re *not a business* you have more creative things to do. Chris and Erik W will let you know. Stay tuned.
Loxie and Steve, you guys will figure out what you’re working on. Steve, list to Loxie. She has what you need, and what I wanted to do with you… but I got distracted. Reeve, chill with these guys.
John J. Allen III, please handle the estate. Just tell me what you need, and I will get it for you. I don’t want to think about money. That’s your job. I think I have a lawyer for you (remind me, MGP). Anyone reading: John is creating a hedge fund. Can you help him? Contact him. I don’t know how to help money people. I don’t understand it. It’s not real. It’s arbitrary. Human capital is what I understand. I haven’t invested in anyone (on Empire Avenue). To what effect? John, when we have the Foundation setup, I want you to manage the money boys above, and we’re adding Pirillo to the mix. Why doesn’t his Empire mean something to me? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind… I’ll whisper it to you if you come close enough. Therein lies the answer. I’m not worried about money. Empire Avenue proves I shouldn’t be.
Lara Long, is the governess of the foundation’s spirit. She is a bleeding heart who should no longer be bled in the name of business. Lara, you will be our only paid member. Its the only way I can ever repay you for all the technical abuse you’ve taken in the non-profit, non-funded, how in the world do I … want-to-change the world. Let’s fix that.
The next step is collecting email addresses on this board. Yeah, really. If Bastos did it, then I imagine we don’t have a better way. Really, how very inefficient. But so is stuffing my (email) mailbox with (notifications) weekly circulars. How did we over engineer communication? Or wait, maybe that’s the point? Can I volunteer to the be the designer for human communication? Sean, you’re with me as the cultural historian and documentarian. You have the resources of all the story tellers who want to be heard, the documentary people, the movie people, the music people, the image people, the bloggers, the writers. I’ll figure out how to make your job easy, because you’re my guinea pig. And you’ll work with Jimmy Wales, if he’s crazy.
Here’s to the crazy ones.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We need to make more tools for these kinds of people.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do.
Glad y’all are proud to be crazy. I thought I was alone.