At the Meeting of the Minds dinner in Vancouver, a newly-tight circle of THNK Class One collaborators welcomed a new batch of creative leaders for Class Two.
As dusk settled over the Union Wood Company, new and familiar faces gathered for a night of storytelling that amounted to one crew saying to the other, with a smile: ‘You have no idea what’s ahead.’
We never know what’s ahead in life or in business, but we walk forward anyway with an open mind. That’s the THNK way—shrug at uncertainty, since uncertainty is a constant, and use newfound boldness to make ideas bigger.
This autumn, Kaz Brecher will release a report out from the Challenge, which will chronicle milestones from Vancouver Class One’s effort to re-imagine the Future of Capitalism — from a digital currency that could drive real upward mobility for marginalized communities, to tapping into the Quantified Self movement as applied to increasing not only charitable giving but also impact. It will be a snapshot of potential paths to prosperity, the first note in a powerful rallying cry, and a beacon for those courageous enough to tackle change.
As THNK Vancouver celebrates its first jump from one class to the next, the Challenge report will be a celebration of the big ideas that THNK, its participants, Innovation Partners and global ecosystem are all about.
THNK Vancouver co-founder Lee Feldman:
"To me, the real stretch — the thing that we try to ignite through THNK — is revival. How can we aspire to not just stop destroying, but heal the planet? I’d like to do more than just save what’s left. I’d like to rejuvenate the planet and in turn, us. That’s the real opportunity space."