TED Talks, redesigning consumer habits and turning trash into shoes in Bali

The road to TEDx was a real life journey of will-power and dedication like I had never experienced before. Although I have given many talks in my career this one was different. To me, it was the superbowl of talks so I needed to be ready. Luckily, I had a great coach named Heather and…

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Hangs Upon Nothing Asian Premiere

We’ve been following Jeremy Rumas’s “Hangs Upon Nothing” since heĀ first announced it in 2011. Remind yourself by checking back in on the interview we did with him here. He dropped the trailer in 2012 and he’s been touring it to film festivals around the world ever since. Now, he’s stoked to announce the first premiere…

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Eugenio Barcelloni Surf Bali

Reel Talk: Eugenio Barcelloni

There’s a constant debate about surfing in third-world countries. Bringing tourism dollars is great but a lot of these countries lack such basic infrastructure that just beyond the beach lies vast wastelands. You’ve probably heard stories about the devastation in Bali, but this film by Eugenio Barcelloni gives an up-close-and-personal view of what’s going on…

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trash on bali beaches. photo by jasonchilds

Clean Up Bali

As we are all aware, plastic is a major issue around the world. California looks poised to become the first state to ban plastic bags statewide. But this is the first we have heard of any efforts in Bali. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the amount of plastic refuse on Kuta Beach has been…

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