Episode 2: It’s All About Doing

2010 January 11
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Episode 2: It’s all about doing

Discussion about cheer leading not being enough.  Calling people to action to get out and do.  Participate and get involved with what you care about.

Featuring Bully Bjorn, Mark Dudlik, Jose Gonzalez, Nina Miller,  and Derek Neighbors.

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  1. January 15, 2010

    Great discussion and I hope it goes beyond “Another podcast of people talking about Phoenix”.

    I also don’t see what could be considered a duplication of efforts as a negative. We’re a city (and I use ‘city’ as the entire region) of millions of people and there’s plenty of space to be filled – regionally and philosophically. Being entrepreneurial is one of our strengths and is what makes Metro Phoenix attractive.

    But we need to have the arts and culture amenities and resources here to encourage entrepreneurs – those already here and those we hope to bring in.

    My personal quest is getting people to participate, support and most of all care about what we have and improve upon it. We’ve all heard “Well, I came from X, and things were better there.” My response is – “Yes, but you’ve chosen to live here and not there. You can help make our arts and culture stronger.”

    I look forward to the next installment and your ideas for action.

  2. bullybully32 permalink*
    January 15, 2010

    A duplication of efforts can be a bad thing when neither entity accomplishes their goals. It becomes dilution instead of diffusion. I don’t think there is anything bad about lots of people wanting to do good things, but why start something new when something exists that is doing the same thing and needs your voice to add strength? Thanks for listening. We will get better at this as we go along!


  3. January 18, 2010

    Early in the podcast the topic of values and business climate was mentioned. A main drag on economic development in Phoenix and lack of a desirable economic climate is that LACK of social and community programs. We have spent the past decade or two creating a ‘desirable business climate,’ but only really managed to attract discount retail and developers, not the creative type industries that we profess to want. Just ask Google who deserted the Valley (and AZ) for other locations where their talent preferred to be.

    Focusing on attracting businesses without focusing on social problems will get you neither.

  4. bullybully32 permalink*
    January 18, 2010

    Yuri – A) thanks for listening! B) I agree with you, but I think that some of those social programs are out there. As we discussed this past weekend though, I think we need to get better about funding them; organizing them; and publicizing them. In #3, you’ll hear some of the things (that you already know about) that we are doing and we hope that will generate some comment from others about what they are doing or would like to get involved in. The creative class in Phoenix needs to take the lead on this development because they are best equipped to know what will attract their own.


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