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What Makes a Hero?

Great to meet up with new and old friends for dinner on Saturday night as part of my collaboration with the Heroic Imagination Project! HIP's founder Dr. Phil Zimbardo hosted a wonderful evening, along with HIP "Hero Trainer and Program Developer" Ellie Jacques. Hero Round Table organizer Matt Langdon brought his wry sense of humor, and I got a selfie with Elizabeth Svoboda, author of the book What Makes a Hero?

Travel Mal

This is one post in a series about Hero Round Table videos. I just watched Malorie Brown’s HRT talk. I’m so jealous! Right? 7 years, 42 countries, and $238,000 raised. How did she do that? How can I do something like that? "Travel Mal" answers that question: (1) tell your story, (2) ask people to help, (3) be bold. In this video, Malorie goes into detail about one project, explaining how she asked thirty personal friends to advocate for thirty specific Ethiopian women. By asking for help, Malorie multiplied her impact 30x. And the one-to-one approach enabled those friends to tell just one story to their friends, who in turn offered their support. As Mal explains, people really want to help,

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