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Saturday, October 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Life Is Good + Not Impossible: The Power of Optimism

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Two extraordinary motivational speakers and sensational doers in the world speak about the power of optimism and the refusal to accept the words “that’s impossible.” Mick Ebeling, author of Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, describes how he has put together teams of hackers, artists, and inventors and empowered them to create low-cost solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. John Jacobs, who, with his brother Bert, went from selling t-shirts out of a car trunk to running a thriving, socially conscious business, tells his story in Life Is Good: The Book. What they have in common is an undying optimism and belief in the essential goodness of people. Each will give a presentation about their work, followed by Q&A. Prepare to be inspired. Hosted by BBF Fellow Erika Lantz, who leads the Kind World series on WBUR.

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Erika Lantz

Erika Lantz is an associate producer in WBUR’s iLab. She leads and produces the Kind World project, a WBUR radio show and podcast which tells intimate stories about people whose lives have been profoundly affected by another. Share your story of kindness--email: kindworld@wbur... Read More →

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Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling is a career producer and filmmaker as well as founder and CEO of the Not Impossible Foundation, a multiple award-winning social innovation lab and production company whose mission is “changing the world through technology and story.” His mantra of “commit, then... Read More →
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John Jacobs

John Jacobs is co-founder and Chief Creative Optimist of Life is Good, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. John and his brother Bert launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling T-shirts... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Trinity Sanctuary