The world has been watching Colin Beavan—better known as No Impact Man—for some time. Now, his year of no-impact living at an end, he is sharing the ups and downs, the laughter and nail-biting, and all the lessons that came from what The New York Times dubbed "the year without toilet paper." No Impact Man is now a film, a book, and a nonprofit (NoImpactProject.org), and the critics are scurrying about trying to make sense of it all.
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As part of the continuing set of interviews with innovation thought leaders, this weeks podcast is part 1 of a 2 part interview with Geoffrey Moore.
Geoffrey is the author of Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game and most recently Dealing With Darwin, each of which deals with the challenges of leadership and innovation.
He is a co-founder and managing director at TCG Advisors and founder of The Chasm Group
Geoffrey is also a venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, providing strategy advice and consulting services across MDV’s entire portfolio of early-stage investments.
In this podcast, we discuss a wide range of topics from the economy’s impact on innovation to the challenges of dealing with “corporate anti-bodies”.
Though “an organizer at heart,” Adam Werbach has become an iconoclast in environmental circles. Werbach got started young, presiding over the Sierra Club when most people his age were unpaid interns. His “death of environmentalism” speech in ’06 emitted shockwaves (which he spoke to us about in detail). But when he started working for Wal-Mart, there were accusations of desertion. He is now leading the charge at Saatchi and Saatchi S, the mega-marketing firm’s sustainability arm. According to Adam, the green bubble has popped and it’s time to meet people where they’re at. It’s time to get real.
After becoming a renewable energy entrepreneur (think massive kites), Saul Griffith started wondering about the greenness of his own life—so he started counting. The exercise became an exploration, which resulted in the website WattzOn.com, a powerful opensource tool for personal impact calculation. Using the Embodied Energy Database, you can finally determine “the impact of wearing underwear versus taking holiday in Europe.” Griffith explains how WattzOn works (and how you can help perfect it), and why we miss the point when we obsess over
Dean Kamen is the kind of inventor we don’t imagine exists anymore—a fervent polymath like Thomas Edison. Best known as the creator of the Segway, Kamen is also responsible for major breakthroughs in clean energy, water purification, prosthetics, and other urban transport devices. He is the owner of a small island off the coast of New York where he tests his creations. He recently took the island zero-net energy with solar cells and LED lighting.