Gateways and Outdoor Recreation for Us All

This morning I had an early morning breakfast meeting with town leaders from a gorgeous and popular mountain town in California, and this question underpinned most of our very lively discussion… What is the ultimate combination for healthy living? Clean air and water, education and recreation and healthcare resources nearby… cool people, and cultural diversity?…

What does TED know about Diversity?

If there were one event, or entity, relevant to the business world that utterly captures the reason why diversity is a mission-critical component of every business today, it’s the ubiquitous and highly-respected TED conferences. There is something different about TED conferences and it’s more noticeable the more presentations from TED we see. What makes them…

New High Desert National Monuments- Thanks, Obama!

  Through the great efforts of Dianne Feinstein (CA Senator) and a cadre of advocates from conservation orgs to citizen inputs, California has THREE more public land areas that will be protected from the adverse effects of development, extraction or high-impact activities to enhance and preserve for natural recreational experiences far into the future. Despite…

Adventure Parks of the Future

Just saw this from the amazing Kelly Slater. It immediately conjured images of a comprehensive adventure parks experience of the future where people of all ages/ilks/cultures/geographies can learn and try and fail and succeed in a controlled environment. Practicing adventure skills means failing where it’s safe to do so, and enabling a positive experience when…