This Friday, March 22, 500 people will descend upon Pratt Institute’s 25 acres in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn for the 3rd annual Hello Etsy. This year’s theme, Reimagine the Marketplace, explores building the creative economy of the future — one that is connected, human-scaled, joyful, and lasting. We hope to prove that business does not have to be brutal to be successful and fulfilling.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Jeremy Rifkin, Hello Etsy’s keynote speaker. Through his work as the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and in his many books, including The Empathic Civilization and The Third Industrial Revolution, Mr. Rifkin offers a powerful, pragmatic and inspiring strategy for tackling the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. While our conversation was sobering at times, I walked away feeling optimistic. This video captures a bit of our talk.
This is important stuff, and it will be up to us, the people, the makers, to make it happen.
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