Episode 2: Seven people saying seven things


in my second installment, this was an attempt to be poetic. after a long day at harvard business school's social entrepreneur conference, things just kinda went down hill... ;)

hey look it's march 7th! just four more months... do i feel a bit of pressure, hellsyeah!

this past sunday, i depart wicked early to attend Harvard Business School's annual Social Entrepreneur Conference. hungover from being out too late with a bunch of political bloggers, i ferried my self into the lovely arms of jetblue and pondered an action plan... as a huge fan of the number seven, i decided to meet seven new people and ask them to tag themselves with seven words. VOLA!

yes, at times i'm quite timid. i didn't even get to the first person unitll after lunch. in need of a cigarage, i found one, ankill chopra, a fellow new yorker who was more than willing to bare the freezing tempature to wattle through my bumbling attempt to describe my project. gracefully, he indulged my request and we chatted about nyc's technical community. as we went into the grand hall to hear dan doctorf, ankill introduced me to his lovely partner and soon tobe HBS student, camille. also from new york, she quickly agreed and with in 5 minutes i had scored two interview.

as doctorf's statements turned into a self masturbatory harvard/make money first/nyc & rapid development good speech, i moaned and groaned... locked in by three people to my left, i decided to listen and fill my mind with disgust. then at the end, i was awarded by the introduction to theresa chinte, a fellow brooklynite who lives in the Atlantic Yards area. after we chided the Atlantic Yards project; she granted a interview.

then in the hallway, i ran into ajit. his statements in an earlier session, made me wanna say thank you... in the "arts as social change session" he noted definitive metrics for all programs, and then gave me the best line ever! "be still, bliss will come to you." in the afternoon session, i came across meridith who happens to know charlie o'donnell. it's weird how being hyper-connected can make the world feel much smaller. then afterward, we walked to the career fair where i stubbled upon my last two subjects jana and misha.

what can i say? GREAT SUCCESS!!! below is a transcript of what people are saying.

music by Dimitri Artemenko, thank you for using creative commons!

ankill chopra, aserno; "my family, camille, smashing pumpkins, guitar, figuring it all out, happiness"

camillie, lehman brothers; "akill, delane family, columbia (university and Missouri), democratic party"

theresa chinte, grad student at NYU Wagner & works part time at Be Cause Global Consulting; "innovation, motivation, entrepreneurship, change, energy, passion, fun"

ajit jhangiani, HBS MBA '70 ; "be still, bliss will come to you"

meridith petrin, second year harvard law student; "india, idea, web, simultaneous, question, sunrise, intensity"

jana reed - common good carers; "happy, loquacious, sad, (i need four more)... sorry, what??"

misha simmonds - education; "all students can achieve at high levels"

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on the luck of seven was an open-source, around the world project by noel hidalgo, a new york city based activist, organizer, barcamper and coworker.

for seven months, he traversed the globe. using a new media voodo (blog, vlog, wiki, flickr, couchsurfing, twitter, myspace, dopplr, and facebook), noneck harnessed the collective knowledge of the internet, and report on seven topics of freedom. this trip was funded by 253 people and supported, house, fed, and loved by countless others.

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