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Jim Hassert

COO, Grovemade in Portland

Playboys, Donuts, and Enlightenment

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2017
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 22

From prokaryotes to people we’re all striving to survive. But eventually progress encounters a stack of old Playboy magazines. Jim Hassert examines the limits of one’s self awareness and the courage to act.

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Inspiration: Speaking the Passed Torch

BY RAMZY FAROUKI
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 27, 2015

Ramzy Farouki reflects on the theme of 'Creative Inspiration' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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Finding Inspiration in Place

BY TIM SPROUL
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 27, 2015

Presenter Tim  Sproul reflects on the theme of 'Creative Inspiration' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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Over Inspiration

BY NICHOLAS O'LEARY
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 12, 2016

Drawing inspiration from others can be complex and overwhelming. Nicolas O'Leary attemps to demystify the constant exposure inherent in the information age with examples from some of his own work.

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My Groove Became A Rut

BY KATRINA YARNELL
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Having invested her entire adulthood in the lives of youth as a mother and public school teacher, recently Katrina Yarnell has begun a new chapter of her life in volunteering and business.  Negotiating a new direction, finding completely new networks, and saying "yes" even though it means fighting fear of failure and the unknown has been the hallmark of her PIVOT.  Katrina's measure of success is serving others, loving well, and continuing to learn and grow.

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"They in a Man's World"

BY STUART GETTY
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Gender Neutral pronouns freak people out. The homogeneity of the ad and film industries freaks Stuart Getty out a whole lot more. 

A copywriter for 10 years, Stuart then decided to start making films. And started from the bottom all over again. Now they're here. Yep. They. Three years as a director and owner of thegettybrothers.com, Stu is stoked to have a (queer) film showing at TEDx this year (and last) as well as an unofficial showing at Sundance this past January in "The Oregon Room." They enjoy dancing, kombucha, and hanging with Princess Magic Face, their feline child. 

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From Internal Chains to External Change

BY TOMMY GIBBONS
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Tommy Gibbons shares how social and economic adversity can be overcome through commitment and a determination for something greater.

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Capturing the Moment

BY MARCUS SWANSON
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Marcus Swanson is an award-winning still and motion photographer based in Portland, OR. He captures the focused intention of the beautiful moments in life, sport, and culture. He looks for the moments that inspire our hearts and minds, the moments that find the athlete in all of us, and the moments that entice our imagination for more.

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Proven Peer Mentoring For Founders Is The Pivot That Changed The Game For Startups

BY JOHN FREISSE
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

John Freisse shares his insight on ways to build and maintain a successful business venture. 83-86% of startups fail in 8 years, only 14% raise capital and only 4% ever sell for investor returns.  Founders have a 1 in 24 chance of ever making their venture work...until the pivot of the Starve Ups Scalerator which leads to startups being 6 times more likely to stay in business, 4 times more likely to raise capital and more than 3.5 times to get their exit. 

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Life is Like a Weather Walked in

BY KRIS REGENTIN
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Kris Regentin befriended an army veteran with a collection of nearly 3,000 Vietnam War photographs. Their lives have both dramatically changed since they both met. 

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Kris is a creative hustler with a voracious appetite for productivity. He has a passion for old motorcycles, visual communication, dramatic imagery, and slower/hands-on processes in our world of instant gratification.