What inspires…Micah Baldwin, Brad Feld, Jeremy Tanner, David Cohen, Andrew Hyde, Matt Galligan?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 11, 2009
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What inspires the titans of Boulder Tech? The answers might surprise you. Surprisingly timeless, old-fashion, even touching, these little unseen youtube gems reflect the values behind some of the folks at the forefront of a new generation of tech.

Micah Baldwin, Brad Feld, Jeremy Tanner (Penguin), Andrew Hyde, Matt Galligan, David Cohen.

Micah Baldwin: Failure. Passion. Love:

Penny for your thoughts, Brad Feld? Inspiration: ambition, leadership, getting outside as a means for renewal of vision, gung-ho glass-half-full joie de vivre:

David Cohen: the passion and energy of entrepreneurs and startups; mentors; community,

Jeremy Tanner: laughter; fresh air; awesome friends:

Andrew Hyde: creativity; backpacking/climbing/rafting…being outside; Boulder and community

Matt Galligan: his brother’s outlook in the face of difficulty; his junior high school teacher; adventure; music; inspiring excellence of the Boulder community


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “What inspires…Micah Baldwin, Brad Feld, Jeremy Tanner, David Cohen, Andrew Hyde, Matt Galligan?”

  1. micah says:

    I was asked to put this project together by Intel. They have an group called IntelInspires, where they are collecting many videos around what inspires people to do what they do. Here is the site: http://www.inspiredbyeducation.com/

    I dont know much of Buddhism, and therefore cant really speak to the Buddhist perspective, but what I found interesting with the project was the commonality of inspiration among people that have done interesting things. People that are inspired by other people seem to achieve more. People that derive their inspiration solely from a desire to make a lot of money or "achieve" (what does that mean?) dont go as far.

    anyway, thought I would provide a bit of background.

  2. Java1Guy says:

    Just curious, anybody have comments on the Buddhist perspective on this? I'll have to noodle on the videos for a while to see if I come up with anything… But great project Waylon, and thanks to all the video makers! I did recently listen to an interesting podcast over on buddhistgeeks (<a href=”http://personallifemedia.com/podcasts/236-buddhis…” target=”_blank”>http://personallifemedia.com/podcasts/236-buddhis… regarding Buddhism and money – some overlap with the comments of these guys.

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