Fun Friday: Doing Good
Tyrone suggested this fun friday theme to me. He was inspired by Scott Harrison's talk at LeWeb.
The question in Tyrone's words is "what is everyone doing this Holiday for someone else, probably best if its not family or friends. Just helping out someone in need."
These fun fridays always start with me weighing in on the topic. So the thing I care most about right now is doing what I can to change education in our city, our country, and our world. The Gotham Gal and I have a bunch of initiatives going on that front.
When I think about helping someone in need, this chinese proverb comes to mind:
Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.
Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime
So my favorite form of giving back is to do for others what society did for me. Which is giving them the skills to succeed and build a rich and fullfilling life for themselves and their loved ones.
Now it is your turn.