Author Archives: Christian Caldwell

PKN Video 1: Harvey Lacey Makes Bricks from Recycled Plastic

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We are proud to present this, the first of 9 videos from Pecha Kucha night last Thursday at Sons of Hermann Hall. Please forgive the poor audio. I think you’ll be pleased with the content if you fight through the sound.

This first video is of Harvey Lacey. Lacey is an entrepreneur who once served two tours in Viet Nam and installed telephone cables.  It was during that time that he learned the pleasure found in making something without having the proper tools or materials and do the impossible with nothing under the worst of circumstances. This is a story of innovation and inspiration.

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PKN + SparkClub = Gamechangers

We hope you enjoyed the live stream from Pecha Kucha Night at Sons of Hermann Hall tonight. We will have the recording posted soon if you missed any of it, so come back. It was a great night. You want to see this one.

Spark Up Some Holiday Cheer

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Happy Holidays Dear Friends of Spark Club. We have been invited by Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) to attend a holiday party at Reunion Tower. RSVP Today. Per DSVP’s message,
Partners, Friends & Investees are invited to come celebrate the season with Dallas Social Venture Partners.  We will enjoy food, fun and friends as we look back on 2010 and 10 years of social impact in the Dallas community.  Wolfgang Puck will cater appetizers and we’ll share a Holiday Toast at 6:30pm. Please carpool or take DART.  Parking is $10 valet at the base of Reunion Tower or $6 in nearby lots.
There will also be a Socially Conscious Marketplace ala bigBang
As seen at the bigBANG! conference earlier this year, DSVP will feature a Socially Conscious Market Place for all of your holiday giving.  The market place will feature products of nonprofit ventures that fund the mission AND socially minded businesses who are measuring a double/triple bottom line.
So, If you know of a business / startup that might be a good fit for this crowd, please email Sarah Jane at sarahjanesemrad@gmail.com. There are 2 slots left and we want them to go to Spark Clubbers if possible.  More info here: http://bigbangtx.org/save-the-date-dec-9-holiday-party-and-alt-gift-market/
Cheers!
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NetImpact wants to Turn Ideas into Action

On Thursday November 4 – yes, that’s this week – NetImpact will be having a gathering to help turn great ideas into action.

During this event, you will join our facilitators in compelling conversations on the following table topics:

This is going to be a great gathering. I encourage all SparkClubbers to show up with me and participate.

Learn more and RSVP at the NetImpact site

 

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Power of Leverage

Salah Boukadoum of Soap Hope wrote a good post on the power of leverage this weekend. I wanted to share it with SparkClub. I believe that our network is leveraging strengths and ideas that were hidden before, but are growing and promise to launch great innovations and leadership for the future. Feel free to share your thoughts or experiences on how you’ve brought leverage to positive gains.

 

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