Not Impossible (Mick Ebeling)

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Mick Ebeling is the founder of Not Impossible Labs – an award-winning technology incubator dedicated to “doing things that can’t be done.”

They’re hackers & programmers who look for unsolvable problems in the world, and then crowd-source creative ways to solve them.

This is 3 Things.

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In this episode:

1) Many beautiful things in life are accidental. Mick started as a movie producer, but a series of random events ultimately led him to his true passion. His life mantra demands a bias to action: “Commit, then figure it out.”

2) Good should not be defined by a tax code. Not Impossible Labs is a for-profit business – by design. We believe that every business should see itself as a movement, and we should all use our platforms to become forces for good.

3) Beware of “recorders.” We all should be “doers.” If you notice a problem that seems absurd, don’t wait for someone else to take action. Everyone has the power to move the dial. Start small: if you can change one person’s life, you can change the world. Who is your one?

About 3 Things

Ric Elias learned 3 things from surviving the Miracle on the Hudson. Now he’s sitting down for conversations with remarkable people and sharing 3 things we can all take away from each.

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Ric Elias | Co-Founder & CEO

Ric Elias is CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures. In 2009, he survived the "Miracle on the Hudson,” which led to his viral TED Talk, "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed." In 2011, Ric was named Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Ric has founded several social impact initiatives including RoadtoHire, Golden Door Scholars, LifeSports, and Forward787. A native of Puerto Rico, Ric attended Boston College and Harvard Business School.

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